Politicians must be replaced with true representatives of the people, who have no ties to the corporations.
One of the most obvious effects of the pandemic is the loss of jobs, income, housing/evictions, no healthcare, or food insecurity.
Our world has been transformed. Expressing itself first as practical struggle for a decent standard of living leading to a new struggle for our survival.
SB 5172 is an attempt by the agricultural industry to avoid paying retroactive overtime for farmworkers.
In response to Biden transition team announcing Marty Walsh as nominee for US Labor Secretary, National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued statements.
Workers across America are hurting. U.S. workers are undergoing, a period of anxiety, desperation, uncertainty and a deep divide.
We must begin to take our country back from Wall Street and the corporatists, whether Democratic or Republican.
Only now are farmworkers needed when before the pandemic they had been expendable and deportable.
All the striking workers agreed on their demands – protection from the coronavirus, payment for working in dangerous conditions, and no retaliation.
This pandemic has found a perfect environment to increase our communities’ risk of fatality if they contract the virus.
California farmworkers are considered “essential” to the U.S. economy, they are also the most vulnerable link in our nation’s food supply chain.
One of Europe’s biggest capitalists, industrialist Jacob Wallenberg explained: “There will be no recovery,” he said. “There will be social unrest.”
Just before spring, something new bloomed. Homeless people and their neighbors in Los Angeles launched a campaign to take over vacant state-owned homes.
The pandemic has created a crisis of unheard-of proportions, massive layoffs of workers, and the near total shutdown of the U.S. capitalist economy.
A bipartisan effort has developed to help agribusiness and farmers of the United States.
Violating the rights of immigrant workers harms everyone. It is essential that we unite to defend ourselves against abuse, exploitation, and impunity.
Women have been fighting for equality in the workplace for generations. Much progress has been made, but as we say, the struggle continues.
What is at stake is whom government serves. Is it Wall Street and corporations? or is it humanity?
The rich capitalists blame us for their economic problems by agitating a section society. These are lies meant to divide us, and they continue in power.
Following the Renuncia Ricky uprising, people’s assemblies are mushrooming in cities and towns across Puerto Rico.
Our country has crossed a point of no return. It is either worsening division, fascist repression and killings or we unite based on what we have in common.
Vineyard workers will be automated out of their jobs in the near future. Pruning, leafing, thinning, and picking will be done by machine.
Automation and robots will change the face of manufacturing. We will have to wrest control from the capitalist class and manage the transition ourselves.
We must support GM workers, whether in the United States and/or in Mexico and the GM workers need to support one another.
Workers understand that they have no ties to capital or to any political party that wants to take over the movement and take it off its natural course!
In 1886, workers were protesting exploitation and demanded an 8-hour workday. Today, workers continue to protest exploitation but in other areas.
The United States has played and still plays an active role in creating the conditions that force people to leave.
This shutdown is about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms. – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Immigrants and U.S. workers face the same enemy: the capitalist class, whose only solution is to ‘divide and conquer.’
We the workers of the United Sates, a country of immigrants, must fight to keep the gates open for our sisters and brothers.
Antoine Dangerfield, of Indianapolis, a welder for a construction contractor building a UPS hub, witnessed some old-school labor militancy on August 6.
Fascism and the breakup of the old political party systems in the United States and Mexico resulting from pitting workers against high-tech robotics.
Most important question — Who will own the robots? Now for the good news. Speaking to a Los Angeles policy institute recently, a prominent Chinese legal scholar, Feng Xiang, concluded that artificial intelligence (AI) is “the most momentous challenge” facing society today. Harvard-trained Feng is a professor at Beijing’s Tsinghua University, China’s top technology university […]
While the oligarchy debates, el pueblo pays the price “What are my grandkids going to do?” — David Patterson, winner of 2018 Touring Award. Even a winner of the year’s top prize in computing worries about oncoming joblessness in a society that rewards only work for pay. Google’s David Patterson hopes we figure it out […]
A striking Oklahoma teacher called the mushrooming struggle around public education “a turning point.” She is right. And it’s a turning point about more than education. This year we have seen sweeping, rolling statewide strikes by teachers that began in West Virginia and spread to Oklahoma, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arizona, with stirrings in […]
We have all seen the social face of fascism breaking into churches and schools and roaming through streets and rural roads in America. Fascism. To the immigrant population, fascism has the face of the ICE and border patrol agents. The ruling class is using its billionaire propaganda machine to foment a fascist culture that blames […]
We are in a worldwide revolution that dwarfs the American Revolution of 1776. Despite the din and chatter of sex scandals, probes of foreign meddling in our elections, saber-rattling over North Korea, trade wars with China, destabilization of the Middle East and support of murderous regimes around the world, the relentless attack on our […]
Interview with President Tony Johnston, Cook County College Teachers Union Background Information: On Monday, February 26, the Supreme Court heard the Janus vs. AFSCME. Mark Janus sued AFSCME claiming that unions did not represent his political interests and that payment of Fair Share dues is a violation of free speech. The bill is supported by […]
In every corner of the United States, there are horror stories emerging as Immigration Control and Enforcement (ICE) is captured ripping mothers and fathers from their children. They are terrorizing communities and workplaces as raids are planned and implemented without consideration for families or minors that are left at times unattended. Cities, counties and […]
“It will soon be obvious that half our tasks can be done better at almost no cost by AI (artificial intelligence) and robots,” wrote venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee to the technology community recently. “This will be the fastest transition humankind has experienced,” he said, “and we’re not ready for it . . . not ready […]
Ever since the industrial revolution took making clothes out of the cottage, the textile industry — spinning yarn, weaving cloth, and making garments — has provided hot, dirty, low-wage jobs that enriched only the owners and their financiers. Whether the work was done by the children of England’s “dark, satanic mills,” by farm girls […]
A veteran comrade, Juan Torres, passed away in January 2018. He was born and raised in the Rio Grande “Valley of Tears.” Juan labored in the fields during his youth as an adult In the Valley and in the summers migrated north. After graduating from high school, Juan joined the Marines and achieved the […]
Unity is our only weapon as we battle forward for clean and safe water, and the means to feed and clothe our families. Unity is also our only weapon to fight for our democratic rights —all of which are at peril with SB-4. Texas unemployment is the lowest in decades and one of the lowest […]
Alianza letter sparked Hollywood’s Time’s Up organization dedicated to low-income women who suffer sexual attack or harassment More than a thousand women have signed Hollywood’s “Time’s Up” letter against sexual abuse — including stars like Salma Hayek, Halle Berry, Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Eva Longoria, and Meryl Streep. They pay homage to the […]
Even though we work in very different environments, we share a common experience of being preyed upon by individuals who have the power to hire, fire, blacklist and otherwise threaten our economic, physical and emotional security. Editor’s note: On Nov. 12, members of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas Latina wrote a letter of solidarity […]
Basing ourselves in the long history for justice and on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, we announce our plan to build citywide organizations in Chicago around the following five-point basic agenda. These five points are not meant to fully represent all our areas of concern, but they serve as a unifying beginning […]
Time to get ready, there’s a change a’coming “People are freaking out,” a Massachusetts auto mechanic told the Washington Post in December, describing the reaction among other mechanics to the oncoming end of their jobs. “Ninety percent of our industry has done nothing — absolutely nothing — to prepare.” What he says is true of […]
Car mechanics, drivers, real estate agents, security guards – is the last human work being homeless? Are you a car mechanic, a real estate agent or a security guard? Do you drive a delivery van, a taxi or a semi-truck? Are any of these your backup plan for keeping body and soul together? […]
Bi-National Conference chides Democratic leadership, as well as Republicans NAFTA is not about trade. That message resounded throughout the Bi-National Conference. Instead, it is about the complete corporate penetration and domination of Mexican and Central American society and economy, as corporate America shifts factories and services to Mexico, exploits its desperate work force and blames […]
Bi-National Conference brings together unions and workers from the United States and Mexico “I arrived in this country when I was eight years old. My parents were peasants in Mexico. In 1994, when the NAFTA agreement privatized the lands [the ejidos] in Mexico, they had no choice but to migrate to the United […]