A May Day Manifesto for the Revolutionary Transformation of the Working Class

by Larry Holmes, published on Workers World, May 3, 2021 To all fighters for the workers and the oppressed of the world, especially those who dwell in the belly of the world’s biggest imperialist beast, the United States: We can no longer ignore, evade or otherwise deny the fundamental problems blocking the path of the workers to class struggle and[…]

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The End of Low Wage Work

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, May 12, 2021 The combination of unemployment and additional stimulus support has made staying home a better economic decision than working for peanuts under stressful conditions. “The opportunity to hear why workers make a logical choice is never heard.” The latest popular lament in the United States is not about how the[…]

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Flawed Approach Sunk Amazon Union Drive, But Birthed National Movement

By Mike Elk, published by Labor Today, April 9, 2021 Today, the union drive at Amazon in Alabama, which drew unprecedented political and media attention, was defeated by a 2-to-1 margin. Last month, as we stood in the parking lot of Amazon’s warehouse and spoke with 32-year-old Ashley Beringer about her take on the Amazon union vote, it became apparent[…]

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In the Spirit of Martin Luther King, Bessemer Workers Fight for Justice

by Monica Moorehead, published on Workers World, March 30, 2021 A historic union election concluded March 29 after 5,800 Amazon warehouse workers, over 80% of them African American, voted on whether to be represented by the Retail, Warehouse and Department Store Union in Bessemer, Ala., near Birmingham. It could take weeks or even months before the outcome of the vote[…]

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Garment Workers Win Historic Victory – But There is More To Do

by Loretto Graceffo, published on Waging Nonviolence, March 19, 2021 The PayUp campaign has clawed back $22 billion from apparel companies owed to factories and workers, and they’re just getting started. This is an interesting case study.  It is current yet I haven’t seen information about it anywhere until today. The original headline claims an overwhelming victory, but actually much[…]

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The Crucial Amazon Union Vote in Alabama

by Sam Pizzigati, published on Consortium News, March 9, 2020 Most every morning this winter, starting about 3:30 a.m., pro-union workers have been gathering on a stretch of public sidewalk outside Amazon’s gigantic year-old warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama. They stand by a traffic light. They wait for the light to turn red — and the chance to urge their fellow Amazon workers[…]

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