Labor Briefing for March 2018: West Virginia Teachers Strike (Updated)

Photo: Hundreds of teachers and school personnel rally at the Capitol building on the fourth day of statewide walkouts in Charleston, W.V., on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP) Currently labor is routinely abused, wages are under horrific downward pressure and Unions are under constant attack.  Bill Onasch describes the state wide strike of the teacher’s union[…]

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Union group argues for public ownership of energy systems

by Christine Marie, originally published on Socialist Action, Feb 18, 2018 As Bill McKibben and other climate leaders keep reminding us, the cost of solar and wind energy keeps dropping. They assure us that if government continues to incentivize private investment with guarantees of profitable it would make these renewable sources competitive with fossil fuels and lead to a green[…]

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Syracuse University union drive: Grad workers denounce tax plan

Student workers affiliate with SEIU Local 200United Nov. 30. by Minnie Bruce Pratt, originally published on Worker’s World Syracuse, N.Y. — Worker outrage and organizing was the order of the day on Nov. 30, as some 150 members of Syracuse Graduate Employees United and their supporters rallied on Syracuse University’s central quad. SGEU was speaking out both for the right[…]

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