How the Billionaires Rule

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, July 8, 2021 Predatory Capitalism Has Driven Down Wages and Created a Dystopia for Workers. “Currently, 25 states out of 50 have rejected additional help for the unemployed.” President Calvin Coolidge said, “The business of America is business.” The expression is memorable because it always rang true. But nearly 100 years later[…]

Read more

Decree 575, A Coup D’état In Colombia

by Joaquin Romero, from Labor Today, June 1, 2021 Labor Today would like to thank Joaquin Romero, Member of the WFTU Presidents Council and President of Funtramiexico for this excellent report and manifesto of the workers of Colombia who continue their courageous general strike and their opposition to the fascist government of President Iván Duque Márquez.  Please send messages of[…]

Read more

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[…]

Read more

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[…]

Read more

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[…]

Read more

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[…]

Read more