by Chaz Bufe
(This essay will appear in the author’s upcoming Provocations: Don’t Call Them Libertarians, AA Lies, and other incitements, which is scheduled for October 2014.) 3,967 more words
Freshii Workers’ Union members and supporters staged a picket today to demand an end to abuses by Freshii franchise owner Peter Irie.
The assembled group demanded that Irie re-hire illegally fired workers, cease union-busting tactics and attacks on union supporters, and officially recognize the Freshii Workers’ Union (FWU). 556 more words
Starting on Friday, August 22nd, IWW workers at a UPS sorting facility in Minneapolis began organizing against their and their coworkers’ labor supporting the ongoing police violence against the population of Ferguson, Missouri in the aftermath of the murder of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man. 981 more words
In 1896, unions were struggling for fair wages in the mining industry. Rapid consolidation under eastern corporations brought significant power to mine owners. The owners were moving to crush the unions. 261 more words