Posts Tagged ‘labor’

Marriott workers are in the fight of their lives

When Darin Gile started out as a bartender 10 years ago in San Jose, he lived in an $800 a month one-bedroom apartment, didn’t worry about health benefits, and paid scant attention to workers he might pass on a picket line. Now, skyrocketing rents have forced him to downsize to a single room in a…

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Announcing Labor-Community Endorsers

This September we partnered with Socialist Organizer to launch the Labor-Community Campaign for an Independent Party. Today I’m proud to announce that eight organizations and some of the most esteemed labor and progressive leaders in America have joined the campaign! Among them: Dr. Cornel West — Professor at Harvard, professor emeritus at Princeton, author of…

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Day of Action The U.S. Mail – Not for Sale!!

Privatizers – those who want to sell the public postal service to private corporations – are hard at work. Together we can stop them in their tracks.  Get ready to hit the streets with our sister postal unions, family, friends, and community allies to Save Our Service. Click here for a list of rallies. The list will be updated as details are…

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Support Farm Workers : Global Day of Action Against Driscolls

70,000 farm workers in the valley of San Quintin, Baja California have been demanding an increase in their daily wage, an 8 hour work day (instead of 12 hours), healthcare, overtime pay and vacation days and the legal recognition of their independent union and the signing of a collective bargaining agreement. These farm workers pick…

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Breaking: Labor is Declaring its Independence

The labor movement has been the vanguard of the working class since the industrial revolution swept the world. But for decades unions and working people have found themselves without a political party. Labor has the power to change everything now. Unions have 15 million members and spend hundreds of millions of dollars on elections. Building…

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