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Worn out and exhausted

By Brandon Argy, construction worker, Indiana December 28, 2015 I believe that too often we, as a people, put our focus on the “needy” or we bitch, bicker and argue…

Workers Affirmation: Our Hands

Words & concept by Burnsy, a truck driver in South Florida. Illustration by Stephanie McMillan.

Comic: Build It

Words & concept by Burnsy, South Florida truck driver. Illustration by Stephanie McMillan.

Vietnam Syndrome

This poem was written by Robert Allen, a railroad engineer in Iowa. He says, “How to encapsulate my enlistment experience? I joined the service four months after the war was…

Garment Workers Protest Nov/Dec 2015 in Port-au-Prince!

UPDATE:  On morning of December 9, 2015 garment workers in Port-au-Prince continue their protest against nonpayment of wages by the manufacturer. The Labor Minister came out to speak to them.…

Worker Testifies: Overnight Stocker at Walmart

Andy Vidual works full-time graveyard at Walmart as a stocker, filling shelves in the xxxxxxxxxxxxxx section. He has worked at Walmart for the past three years and he makes $13.25/hour, which…

Interview with Postal Worker Phil Marsh

Phil Marsh is a militant postal worker with Canada Post with nineteen years seniority. Postal workers have a militant history and are currently unionized with the Canadian Union of Postal…

Support strike in Haiti today & tomorrow — by ESPM-BO

MAY 1ST UNION FEDERATION – BATAY OUVRIYE (ESPM-BO) Port-Au-Prince November 6, 2015 The government’s objective is to make matters worse every day for the workers and the popular masses in…

A Brief Note to Workers Starting to Organize

By Lowlander October 2015 (The author is a truck driver in the U.S. with union organizing experience) Go to the website of NLRB (National Labor Relations Board: www.nlrb.gov) and read…

Worker Testifies: Food Production (USA)

by Paul Sumner [Name of worker and company are changed to protect his job]. “This is actually a classic don’t give a fuck about workers story. I work in front…

Interviews with Workers

Read full interviews at links below: Sue Vival: Storefront clerk of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada Sue Vival has been a storefront clerk at Eat Local Sudbury (ELS) for over a year.…

Worker Testifies: Miner (Sudbury, ON)

The Interview Saul Idarity works for Vale as a miner. He is unionized with United Steelworkers (USW) Local 6500. With twenty-five years seniority, he’s done it all: drilled, blasted, mucked…

Recommended film: 10,000 Black Men Named George

During the Great Depression, jobs were scarce for working class people, especially African-American workers. Working as a porter for the Pullman Rail Company was one option that came with compounded…

Rememory: reclaim our history of fortitude!

by Izzi Creo REMEMORY is to re-remember the world within us, the fact that we do indeed have roots of strength and resiliency. We can only know where we are…

Unions Seek Lower Pay for Workers—WTF?

The entire purpose of a union is to assert and defend the interests of its members. The reason that workers organized themselves into unions in the first place was because…

firestone strike

Robert Allen July 2015   every action, or inaction, is political in a degree. What we thought was happening was far from what was really happening, literally. A world apart,…

Report from Batay Ouvriye (Workers Fight), Haiti

July 28 Events — Batay Ouvriye To mark the 100th Anniversary of the 1915 American occupation, at Batay Ouvriye, we either organized many activities or participated in some in various…

Worker Testifies: Waste Management, Sudbury ON (Canada)

The Interview: Al Ternative works at Waste Management, a garbage and recycling collection contractor, in residential collection. There are approximately 40 workers working for this company in Sudbury. The workers…

The Disease

by Ricardito Ramos Concentration to monopoly, privatization and the property, cops maneuver sloppily, enforcing rules of robbery, pacify the mass, the workings of a brutal class. Water poisoned till it’s…

We Need To Make a Change

• Why do such a small number of people—whether 500 or 2000—control more wealth than the world’s poorest 3 billion? • Why are a tiny minority of wealthy people allowed…

The Minimum Wage Adjustment

We as workers and laborers are faced with countless hardships. We have to constantly worry about food, clothing, rent and medical expenses. Recently, people have been getting more and more…

The Wage Struggle of Garment Workers in Bangladesh

Statement from Faiezul Hakim, President of the Bangladesh Trade Union Federation May 30, 2014 In Bangladesh, the garment workers are now very much class conscious. Especially, this has increased after…