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All nurses leave work crying from time to time. The work we do is physically, emotionally, and psychologically demanding. But nurses at some of Philadelphia’s biggest, most prestigious hospitals were leaving in tears every damn...

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Strike at Verizon

April 27, 2016

Defend Union Rights: Fight for Public Control of Utilities Jay Harrison, Member, CWA Local 13000 Communication Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) have called a strike against Verizon in...

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CUNY on the Brink

April 1, 2016

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has backed down from a provocative proposal to cut  $485 million, or one-third of the budget, in state funding from the City University of New York’s (CUNY) system. While a...

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George Martin Fell Brown, Madison, WI Five years ago, the city of Madison, Wisconsin became the setting for the U.S. labor movement’s biggest battle  in nearly twenty years, as hundreds of thousands took to the street...

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Defeat “Right to Work”!

January 28, 2016

Rebuild A Fighting Labor Movement Marty Harrison, Philadelphia The explosive growth of the Wisconsin demonstrations in 2011 from  thousands to tens of thousands, the dogged defense of the occupation of the Capitol, and the outpouring...

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Kristopher Cummings, Pittsburgh While the Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) may use the advertising slogan of “Investing in the future,” it is clear that this does not include investing in their workers. As of December,...

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Kohler Workers Strike Back

January 13, 2016

As we go to press, a settlement of the Kohler strike has been announced which was rapidly ratified by UAW members by a large majority. It appears that the deal includes significant wage gains but...

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On November 17, the International Executive Board of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) announced its early endorsement of Hillary Clinton. Despite SEIU’s leadership in the Fight for $15 movement, this announcement comes just days...

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Progressive workers around the US breathed a sigh of relief two months ago following the announcement that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker had ended his presidential campaign. For the people of Wisconsin, the announcement was bittersweet,...

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There is a historic opportunity to rebuild a fighting socialist movement....

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