Portside Labor

Posted by Portside on August 30, 2017
Huffington Post
"AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says the Wall Street wing in the White House has taken control." He says labor's hope for working with Trump has faded.
Posted by Portside on August 30, 2017
City & State
“Millennials view unions favorably and are worried about their economic security and are appalled by the monstrous economic inequality that threatens to reduce the future of the American dream to rubble." said Henry Garrido, executive director of District Council 37, which represents roughly a third of New York City’s municipal workforce If we don’t focus on engaging the next generation of American workers, then ours may be the last generation of unionized workers.”
Posted by Portside on August 28, 2017
Political Critique
The Sicilian born Marxist-feminist talks about the new, global wave of women-led mobilizations and the continuing importance of class politics.
Posted by Portside on August 27, 2017
Labor Notes
IUPAT has launched a national “Free Hugo” campaign, calling on ICE to release one of thei rmembers from detention so he can be with his family while his asylum petition is heard.
Posted by Portside on August 26, 2017
New Labor Forum
Based on my experience as an organizer for the Tennessee Education Association (TEA), it is clear that jettisoning exclusive representation might have solved the free-rider problem for the union, but it exacerbated the divide-and-conquer problem.
Posted by Portside on August 24, 2017
Equal Times
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the US Chamber of Commerce that are at the centre of plans for an “investment shock” to create jobs for would-be Central American migrants. In a region beset by violence against workers and a legacy of economic exploitation without development, concern is growing that the Bank is inadequately prepared to ensure inclusive economic growth and basic rights
Posted by Portside on August 23, 2017
It's Going Down
Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 10 in San Francisco have passed a motion to stop work and march on Crissy Fields the site of a white nationalist gathering that is planned to take place on Saturday, August 26.