Brooklyn, New York, teachers win big

October 3, 2016

Teachers at Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York, with support from students and staff, won their strike against the University who locked them out after they refused to accept a bad contract.

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VW anti-UAW vote

March 27, 2014

The shocking defeat of the United Auto Workers in a union election at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, dealt a serious blow to the organizing strategy of the UAW in the South.

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Trade unionism and revolutionary syndicalism

July 13, 2012

From the new July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters:

Discussion article
Trade unionism and revolutionary syndicalism
by Michael Gilbert

The theory and practice of how to organize workers to take power into their own hands and fight for a new social order has always been uppermost in the minds of all true revolutionaries, even in the darkest moments [=>]

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Class enemies in union clothing

November 27, 2011

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters:

Workshop Talks
Class enemies in union clothing
by Htun Lin

The spreading Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement has gripped the attention of the country. Some signs in these tent cities say “Occupy Everything!” The police continue to look for leaders while city leaders try to figure out a way to [=>]

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Stand up, Chicago!

August 16, 2011

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters:

Stand up, Chicago!

Chicago–Thousands of people rallied on June 14 under the banner, “Give It Back!” Three separate marches downtown, each led by a 12-foot-tall “corporate welfare king” puppet, met up outside a Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce summit. Then 24 people sat down in the street and were [=>]

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Workshop Talks: Who lost to SEIU?

November 23, 2010

From the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters:

Workshop Talks: Who lost to SEIU?
by Htun Lin

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced the results of the recent union election at Kaiser Permanente in California. The media declared that the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) had won a “decisive victory” to continue to represent some 45,000 [=>]

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