Portside Labor

Posted by Portside on October 3, 2017
The Seattle Times
The Mexican workers reached a settlement that obligates their employer to address complaints.
Posted by Portside on October 2, 2017
New Labor Forum
A number of authors are writing about the coming end of capitalism. But how will the end come about, and what will post-capitalism look like? Paul Mason's optimistic view of the liberatory potential of info-tech may be misguided.
Posted by Portside on October 1, 2017
Atlanta Black Star
Given the public sector is the largest employer of African-Americans, and recognizing their substantial and traditional involvement in unions — Black workers are more likely to belong to a union than any other racial group — such anti-union campaigns as Right to Work have particular implications for African-Americans.
Posted by Portside on September 30, 2017
Working In These Times
What has remained is the National Labor Relation Board’s (NLRB) position that Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) protects workers’ substantive rights to join together in class actions.
Posted by Portside on September 28, 2017
Indian farmers - carrying the Red Flag of the Kisan Sabha and the Communist movement - used the technique of the mahapadav (sit in) to stop local governments from operating and to paralyze the state. This forced the neoliberal government to negotiate. Perhaps if the French workers hear about this struggle and its victory, it might inspire them in their own battles against anti-labor laws.
Posted by Portside on September 27, 2017
Latin American Herald Tribune
Barcelona Dockworkers Refuse to Operate Police Ship Sent to Thwart Referendum
Posted by Portside on September 28, 2017
Associated Press
The changes come at a time when there's growing concern for hourly workers. Thousands of workers have staged protests to call attention to their financial struggles and to fight for hourly pay of $15. The November election of a Republican-controlled Congress dampened hopes of an increase in the $7.25-an-hour federal minimum wage. But advocates have continued to press for boosts on the state and local level.