Portside Labor

Posted by Portside on September 14, 2017
Dollars & Sense
It was clear to us in the Justice@Smithfield campaign that you could not win relying solely on worker meetings and house visits or relying on solidarity in the community. We had to had to build visible activity inside the plant. Having workers see one another in collective action, not being fired and even winning things is how the union takes on a living presence.
Posted by Portside on September 13, 2017
Huffington Post
"Organized labor is finding creative ways to protect immigrant members and families vulnerable in the Trump era."
Posted by Portside on September 12, 2017
A new report lays out how effective the assault on organized labor has been. The decline of unions—which now represent just over one in ten US workers, down from one in five from 1983—has been less about their value for workers than the result of a concerted effort to destroy the labor movement.
Posted by Portside on September 12, 2017
The Atlantic
When people decide to evacuate for hurricanes they have to consider whether leaving town might cost them their jobs.
Posted by Portside on September 10, 2017
DigBoston commits to expanding coverage of workers and unions
Posted by Portside on September 9, 2017
VN Express
The workers protested against unreasonable rules, including a required three-day notice to take leave for a death in the family.
Posted by Portside on September 7, 2017
Trump is one of the manifestations of national discontent. To his slogan “Make America Great Again” my response – as a tribute to Labor and working people – draws from one of our truly great Americans, Langston Hughes, who proclaimed “Let America be America Again! Let it be the dream it used to be. Let it be the pioneer on the plain, seeking a home where he himself is free. (America never was America to me.)”