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Rutgers Unions Find Power in Coalition

Rebecca Givan Organizing UpGrade
The Coalition of Rutgers Unions backed up their negotiations with street actions, including a protest in support of Latinx families in New Brunswick, NJ whose school was facing demolition because of the university’s real estate development plans.

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Mandela 100: Living the Legacy

Lynn Collins TUC
On the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, Lynn Collins, British Trade Union Congress regional secretary, explains how his legacy will live on in Liverpool for generations to come.

Tidbits - July 13, 2017 - Reader Comments: Trump's Revisionist History; Ransacking the Public Sector; Chile then, Venezuela Today; Beatriz at Dinner; Model Labor Resolution Against Cuban Blockade; New Book on Baseball's Radicals; and more...

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Reader Comments: Trump's Revisionist History - Poland; Ransacking the Public Sector; Democracy in Chains; Paul Robeson; Chile then, Venezuela Today; Beatriz at Dinner; San Francisco Labor Against Cuban Blockade - Example for labor; Painters Union Calls for Release of Two Union Members from ICE Detention; New Book on Baseball's Radicals; Reality Winner Defense Launched; Global Platform for the Right to the City; National Screening: Arc of Justice-July 20th; and more...

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What Solidarity Looks Like: Nearly 100 Unions Pitch In to Help Flint

Brandon Weber The Progressive
Union members from across the country have donated time and resources to Flint -- helping provide a sense of humanity to a community that needs it. The one-two punch of auto plants moving to places like Mexico, combined with the further economic damage of the Great Recession, means that this city which once had a population of 200,000 now has half that number, 40% of whom live at or below the poverty level.

BDS is Not Anti-Semitic - Solidarity with UAW Local 2865

Karen Ackerman Jewish Voice for Peace
UAW Local 2865 took a brave stand for BDS -- but their decision was undemocratically overturned by the UAW International Executive Board. Help us send a strong message - that Jews and allies around the world stand for BDS, and with Local 2865. BDS - a time-honored, non-violent form of political protest, supported by millions around the world. The labor movement stood in solidarity with the people of South Africa, Local 2865 has bravely stood with the people of Palestine.

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What is really at stake in the Greek crisis

IUF Editorial IUF Bulletin
The social savagery called austerity could never produce the result it was ostensibly intended to deliver because the negotiations were never about economics, but about regime change. So stated the International Union of Food and Allied Workers in a statement issued prior to the successful "no ' vote on Sunday. IUF called for increased union solidarity for Syriza and the Greek people.

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Transport workers map global fightback at ITF World Congress

Tamara Gausi Equal Times
The fight against global inequality and opposition to the Israeli attack on Gaza were highlights of the International Transport Workers Federation. Delegates also pledged to continue their campaign against "Flags of Convenience," and their solidarity with all victims of anti-labor violence.
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