labor

Bernie’s new minimum wage bill leaves workers a decade behind

A new wage bill by Bernie Sanders, which proposes to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2024, raises important questions on movements and the Democratic Party. By Duane Wright   When leftists like myself tell progressives that the role of the Democratic party is to demobilize social movements and get people accepting less than what […]

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The Next 100 Days: May Day and Worker Resistance Under Trump

A May Day statement from Black Rose/Rosa Negra Labor Committee Versión Español haga aqui. After a ruthless “first 100 days” of reaction from the Trump regime, including escalating attacks on immigrants, open season for capitalists, bombing campaigns, and the looming threat of a new “law and order,” we stand in solidarity with those taking to […]

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Standing Up With the Burgerville Workers Union

Dressed in his work uniform, Jordan Vaandering looked like any other fast food employee heading into another long shift. But that day, April 26, was far from ordinary for the 25-year-old Burgerville employee. Since Vaandering makes under $10 per hour working at the drive-through, he had decided to come forward as a voice for a growing […]

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Portland Solidarity Network Delivers Demands to Foster Auto Parts [VIDEO]

For 10:30 am on a Friday, the crowd just swelled beyond expectations on the corner of 26th and Foster in East Portland.  From union organizers to community groups, local activists to retirees, more than fifty supporters came together to stand with the Portland Solidarity Network (PDXSol) and Andrew Bobrek against the abuses he has alleged […]

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Massacre at the “Labor, Democracy and Peace Meeting” in Ankara

This is a statement from Revolutionary Anarchist Action on today’s bombing attack on the pro-Kurdish peace rally in Ankara, Turkey, which has so far killed more than 80 activists:   CAN’T BE FORGOTTEN, CAN’T BE FORGIVEN Today, on the 10th of October, the “Labor, Democracy and Peace Meeting” that was organized by various unions, associations […]

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Solidarity In Action: Housing and Labor Groups Support Workers at Janus Negotiations [VIDEO]

The chants barely subsided as they pushed their way into the main office. Workers at the Janus Youth Shelter had seen their negotiations almost entirely halted as they saw the prospect of miniscule raises, layoffs, and cuts in services for the homeless at-risk youth they serve. As they moved into the office with a group […]

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Ready to Fight: Developing a 21st Century Community Syndicalism

There has been an effort by scholars and organizers alike over the last forty years to segregate anarcho-syndicalism from the rest of the broad anarchist movement. The labor movement dominated social struggles in the first half of the twentieth century, but as large business union bureaucracies were formed and new shop organizing began to diminish, […]

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