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Labor and the Iowa Caucuses

May 28, 2015 admin 0

The Iowa AFL-CIO News May 2015 reports on a Working Families Summit in Ames on the 16th, sponsored by the trade unions and the liberal organization Progress Iowa. Coincidentally or not, the small city of […]

Statements

After Baltimore, What?

May 25, 2015 admin 0

As the bourgeois media turns its shallow and reliably fickle attention away from last month’s uprising in Baltimore, the socialist left should ask itself what the next likely steps are – and what role it […]

USA

Trade Unionists on the Oil Workers Strike

February 10, 2015 Editor 0

The headline was “Tesoro L.A. Refinery workers vote to authorize strike”, but, this was nearly three years ago. (Reuters, April 19, 2012) Two years before that a refinery disaster at the same company’s Anacortes refinery […]

USA

Keeping the “T” in LGBT

January 20, 2015 admin 0

Leelah Alcorn’s tragic suicide has brought national attention to the oppression faced by transgender people. A seventeen year old trans female from Ohio, the highly public nature of her death – with her heavily shared […]

USA

Reclaiming Dr. King

January 18, 2015 admin 0

Although it’s no longer at the top of corporate media headlines, Black Lives Matter is by no means finished. The movement seems to have more staying power than the protests that erupted in the wake […]

Labor

Black Lives & the Fight for $15

December 16, 2014 admin 0

Around the United States in towns small and large, workers are organizing to gain a living wage. To achieve their goal for a fifteen dollar an hour minimum wage workers are organizing protests and strikes, […]

Labor

Fight for $15: Conflict of Interest

September 11, 2014 admin 1

Thursday, September 4th saw the largest fast food workers’ concerted action in U.S. history, with workers in 150 cities walking off the job – around 400 of whom were arrested for civil disobedience, mainly blocking […]

The Left

Silver Lining in Detroit Crises

July 15, 2014 admin 0

The capitalist crises in Detroit have reached a new low with the shutting off of water for thousands of low income, mostly black, working class folks. Between this, the massive layoff of public workers, and […]

Labor

Iowa: How Can We Fight Wage Theft?

July 12, 2014 Gabriel Pierre 0

More than two thirds of American workers in low wage industries fall victim to wage theft during any given week – the practice where employers, either by forcing unpaid overtime or otherwise off-the-clock pay, withholding […]