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After over a week of protests and statewide strikes, West Virginia teachers returned to the Statehouse this Saturday to continue demanding higher wages and an end to skyrocketing health insurance costs. Socialist Alternative members joined...

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March 3 – West Virginia teachers have rejected the tentative agreement proposed by union leaders. Since we published this article, teachers have begun an occupation of the West Virginia State Capitol, vowing to stay until...

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Before this article could be published the city found the funds to temporarily fund the emergency shelter network. This is a victory of the movement and a demonstration that our pressure worked. However the overall...

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In January 2017, the National Labor Relations Board confirmed the right of Columbia University graduate students to unionize after the students voted 1,602 to 623 to join the United Automobile Workers (UAW) in December 2016....

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Last June, Amazon bought Whole Foods for $13.7 billion in their latest attempt to expand their corporate reach. Whole Foods workers were immediately worried – already underpaid, they’d heard the stories of the brutal working...

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On the same day that hundreds of teachers, members of the Seattle Educators Association (SEA), walked out in solidarity with striking Seattle school bus drivers, the drivers’ employer, First Student, capitulated and reached out to...

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400 Seattle public school bus drivers, members of Teamsters local 174, have been on strike against the corporate bus transportation company, First Student, since February 1. On February 7, the Seattle Teachers Association staged a...

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February 6, 2018 Dear Superintendent Larry Nyland, Seattle School Board Directors, and General Counsel Noel Treat; As a Seattle City Councilmember representing thousands of children, working parents, and school employees, I am increasingly concerned by...

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These last few months have really tested me. It’s felt as though I’ve been undergoing open-heart-surgery. The worst moment of all, so far, was the other night when I picked up my father after not...

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Shocking video of a trade unionist being slammed to the ground by university police was captured today, sparking calls for a rally at UC Berkeley until the worker is released. I just saw an AFSCME...

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