The Writers Guild of America strike continues in the US, winning an important victory with the cancellation of the Golden Globe awards show through union solidarity. The strike shows that it is not only industrial […]
Recently, the New York City Housing Authority has been threatening to fire workers due to cuts in its funding from the Federal government. As a first step, 21 managers were laid off. Now, with the […]
The new contract at Chrysler was met with massive defiance and resistance by thousands of UAW members. Both the corporate barons of Cerberus and UAW officials at Solidarity House were haunted by the courage and […]
Production at the American dream factory has slowed down as workers organised in the Writers Guild of America just completed their third week on strike. 4,000 marched in support of the strike down the famous […]
The 50th convention of the Oregon AFL-CIO gathered October 8-10 in Seaside, Oregon to set the agenda for 2008-09. Every two years, delegates from state locals gather to discuss issues that face working people. Speakers […]
On September 26th, after the first national strike by U.S. auto workers in 37 years, General Motors along with United Auto Workers union President Ron Gettlefinger, announced agreement on a “landmark” contract proposal. A similar […]
As contract talks between the UAW and Chrysler/Cerberus continue in Detroit, the Big Three Auto bosses are preparing the ground for renewed attacks on the health care front. Citing “legacy costs” and declining profitability, they […]
In 1997, Ron Carey led the Teamsters union to a smashing victory against UPS. This second article focuses on the strike itself, bringing to light the rich lessons that can be learned for today’s struggles.
What a mess. After seven years without a contract, a tentative agreement was finally reached between Amtrak and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET- a Teamster affiliate). While the ink was still drying, […]
The Providence firefighters (Local 799) haven’t had a current contract since June 30, 2001. They have subsequently, through arbitration, settled for the period between 2001 to 2004, but they remain without an up-to-date contract. The […]
In 1997, Ron Carey led the Teamsters union to a smashing victory against UPS by waging a militant strike. This first article will provide a background of events leading up to the 1997 struggle.
Roughly 150 activists and members of organized labor gathered outside of the Chase Park Plaza Cinema on Friday, June 29th, to declare that the time has come for, in the words of Carol Stevenson from […]