unions

Members of Black Rose Discuss Rank-and-File Worker Power in UC Strike on KPFA Radio

Two members of Black Rose / Rosa Negra’s California Bay Area Local were interviewed by It’s Going Down News on the massive academic worker strike in the University of California system. The discussion covered a range of topics, from the wildcat strike that proceeded this moment, to building a militant minority, to extending the struggle […]

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No COLA? No Contract! The Stakes and a Strategy for Success in the Historic University of California Strike

by Members of both Black Rose Bay Area and UAW 2865 On November 14, over 48,000 teaching assistants, tutors, readers, associate instructors, other Academic Student Employees (ASEs), Graduate Student Researchers (GSRs), and postdoctoral employees across the University of California (UC) launched the largest coordinated strike the United States’s higher education sector has ever seen. On […]

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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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Police raid teachers union in Ankara, Turkey

Black Rose / Rosa Negra is publishing this news summary as a notice to our friends and comrades who are members of teachers’ unions in the United States about the brutal war-mongering activities of the Turkish state and their repression of the segments of the labor movement that have been in solidarity with Rojava and […]

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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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Moving to Action: workplace organizing beyond recipes

by S. Nappalos- When a revolutionary begins organizing in a shop, the first step is typically to agitate one’s coworkers. In our minds we see a step-by-step process wherein our agitation leads to other opportunities, recruitment, committee building, until we have power and an organization. The problem is that for most workplaces, this way of […]

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