Articles from Working In These Times

Why These Immigrants Are Shutting Their City Down This May Day

Welcome to Interviews for Resistance. We’re now into the second year of the Trump administration, and the last year has been filled with ups and downs, important victories, successful holding campaigns, and painful defeats. We’ve learned a lot, but there is always more to learn, more to be done. In this now-weekly series, we talk with organizers, agitators, and educators, not only about how to resist, but how to build a better world.

University of Iowa Faculty Are Showing How Labor Can Organize Under Right-to-Work

On April 18, non-tenure-track teaching staff at the University of Iowa marched with supporters through cold and sleet to deliver demands and a signed letter of support to University President Bruce Harreld’s office. The action was part of Iowa contingent faculty’s campaign for union representation, in response to what workers characterize as policies of overwork and underpayment. 

Why Hundreds of Georgia Bus Drivers Just Staged a Massive Sickout

Robbie Brown loved her students. For 18 years, she drove them in her yellow bus to and from schools in DeKalb County, Georgia. And then, last Friday, two police officers showed up at Brown’s house with a letter. She’d been fired.

Arizona Teachers Are Out On the Largest Strike in State History. Here’s Why.

Jen Samuels is excited. She is a teacher in the Paradise Valley School District near Phoenix, Ariz. and was up early today, although she will not be in her classroom. Today Samuels and thousands of her fellow teachers are out on strike, and up to 50,000 educators and their supporters are expected to march to the Arizona state capitol in nearly 100-degree heat.

Don’t Like War? Then Don’t Work! Remembering When Dockworkers Shut Down the Ports on May Day

​May Day—a legal holiday for workers in most countries—was born in Chicago. On May 1, 1886, workers shut down America’s greatest industry city, and other cities too, to demand the 8-hour workday. In 1894, the U.S. Congress intentionally created a Labor Day at another time of the year, but some Americans continue celebrating the original, real Labor Day.

Arizona Teachers Are Prepared to Strike to Fix the Education Crisis Themselves

​Welcome to Interviews for Resistance. We’re now into the second year of the Trump administration, and the last year has been filled with ups and downs, important victories, successful holding campaigns and painful defeats. We’ve learned a lot, but there is always more to learn, more to be done. In this now-weekly series, we talk with organizers, agitators and educators, not only about how to resist, but how to build a better world.

Nation’s Richest, Including Trump, Are About to Enjoy a $17 Billion Windfall Due to a Tax Loophole

As America's largest Wall Street banks continue to count the billions they've already raked in thanks to the Trump-GOP tax law, a government report published Monday shows that America's millionaires—as well as many rich lawmakers and President Donald Trump himself—are getting ready to share a $17 billion windfall thanks to a 

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