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An Evening Discussion I Enjoyed with the Toronto Workers Assembly

This is a four part interview that was filmed in Toronto, Canada during late February, 2014. The interview was conducted in the local Steelworkers Hall and sponsored by the Greater Toronto Workers Assembly, a smart group of trade unionists who meet together in a class-based, community rooted assembly to develop a progressive labor movement, one that can overcome existing union stagnation. Read More

7 Amazing Fights for the Rights of Workers

Laura Gottesdiener writes about seven fights for workers that show a return to militant direct action. While much of the news cycle this year was dominated by the presidential election, a quick look back at worker protests in 2012 reveals a historically significant series of labor struggles. Building off the momentum established by the 2011 Wisconsin teachers’ union occupation of the state capitol, 2012 saw a building number of direct actions by workers—particularly in non-unionized, low-wage professions. Read More