BY staff | Saint Paul, MN | 8/05/13
Saint Paul, MN - More than 240 members of Workers United Local 150 walked off the job from Health Systems Cooperative Laundries, August 5, forming picket lines at the plant entrances in a strike over unfair labor practices, which include the company’s unilateral discontinuation of sick-day benefits.
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 11/19/12
The UWM Boycott Coalition for Workers Rights, made up of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES), AFSCME, Milwaukee Graduate Assistants Association (MGAA), Alliance of History Graduate Students (AHGS) and others joined together this summer to halt the sales of Palermo’s Pizza products on the University of Milwaukee (UWM) campus.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 10/31/12
How is Sarah Chambers feeling after the historic victory of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) strike? “There are two ways to answer: I’m tired, but I’m excited to be in such a union and such a movement of people, all marching for the same reason.”
BY J Burger | Chicago, IL | 9/17/12
Over 25,000 striking teachers and supporters converged on Union Park on Chicago’s Westside, September 15.
BY David Hoskins | Spain | 4/07/12
The two largest unions in Spain launched a one-day nationwide strike on March 29.
BY staff | Manitowoc, WI | 12/12/11
Thousands of union members and supporters rallied here, Dec. 10 in support of the 200 workers of Manitowoc Crane who are currently on strike.
BY staff | New York, NY | 8/08/11
More than 45,000 workers at Verizon Communications walked off job Aug. 7 in response to company demands for major concessions to worker benefits, health care and pensions.
BY Mick Kelly | Austin, MN | 8/22/10
About 200 veterans of the famous Hormel strike - members of Local P-9, along with their families and supporters - gathered here at the American Legion Hall to commemorate strike’s 25th anniversary.
BY Joe Iosbaker | Chicago, IL | 8/16/10
On August 10th, the Chancellor sent a letter to every employee and student at UIC. While we won’t have the opportunity to get our response to every student and non-union employee, our members and supporters need to hear the truth.
BY Fight Back! Editors | Minneapolis, MN | 7/03/10
The following is the text of a leaflet that Fight Back! prepared to distribute on the nurses’ picket lines during the strike. While the strike didn’t happen, we are sharing this leaflet because it lays out the importance of the nurses’ struggle in the context of the economic crisis.