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The Rebirth of Mexico’s Electrical Workers

David Bacon NACLA
The Mexican Electrical Workers Union (SME) is Mexico’s most important independent union on the Left. Ten years ago, it was nearly destroyed. Today, its members are rebuilding through a new labor cooperative.

Should We Mourn the Loss of Industrial Jobs?

James Partick Ferns Working Class Perspectives
We should, of course, avoid simplistic nostalgia for industrial work, nor should we forget its dangers and adverse health effects. Yet workers are right to remember and value many aspects of industrial employment.

The General Strike that Shut Down Seattle 100 Years Ago

Cal Winslow Working In These Times
Today, this strike is largely forgotten, or worse, when remembered, dismissed as a long lost cause, sometimes reduced to a “disaster” – that is, a near fatal setback for Seattle’s working people. It was neither.

CBSN Unionizes with the WGA East

Writers Guild of America East Writers Guild of America East
In a first for digital streaming news services, the writers, producers, and graphic artists at CBSN – CBS News’ 24/7 live streaming news network – have unionized with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE).

The Strike As the Ultimate Structure Test

Jane McAlevey Catalyst
Steuben’s book remains astonishingly relevant today — which speaks both to the enduring facts of employment relations in capitalism, as well as to the efficacy of Steuben’s strategic perspective.

A Labor Movement 2020 Election Strategy

Rand Wilson and Peter Olney Organizing Upgrade
Absent a bold, well-articulated working-class program, labor’s agenda risks being crushed by the Democratic Party’s traditional pro-corporate and discredited neo-liberal ideology.