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For posts before June 2012, please follow these links to our archives.

Strike for Democracy!

Stephanie Luce Organizing Upgrade
Strikes are rare but political strikes are on the agenda more than they have been in many years. Labor Action to Defend Democracy has come together to "plant seeds and stir the pot," and work with community partners to protect the vote.

At-Will Employment Is the Real “Cancel Culture”

Becca Rothfeld Jacobin
A person sitting alone at a desk in the dark.
The “cancel culture” debate never focuses on at-will employment, which allows most American workers to be “canceled” at the drop of a hat — even those teaching in higher education.

Machinists Union: President Trump Has Broken His Promises to U.S. Workers

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)
"Between the fumbled response to the coronavirus pandemic, the job loss that rivals the Great Depression and the daily rhetoric that serves only to divide working people—this president has struck out with the Machinists Union.”