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MAY DAY MARCH FOR “UN OTRO MUNDO”

by David Bacon The Progressive / On The Line – 7/21/17 The face of work and poverty in Yakima ranges from a closed mill of the city’s past to the agricultural fields of its present. At the edge of town is the rusting structure of the old Boise Cascade plywood plant, where many of this […]

FIGHTING FOR THE SANCTUARY WORKPLACE

By David Bacon Truthout | Report 6/24/17 Sanctuary churches. Sanctuary schools. Sanctuary cities. Sanctuary workplaces? Albeit far from its intentions, the Trump administration has put the idea of sanctuaries on steroids — spaces free from the threat of raids and deportations. As immigrant workers, unions and their allies look for creative ways to counter anti-immigrant […]

Fight for 15 and Black Lives Matter Join Forces on Anniversary of MLK’s Death

Christopher Smith, right, leads chants during a protest for higher wages for fast food workers outside a McDonald’s in Memphis, Tenn., Thursday, April 14, 2016. Forty-nine years after King was assassinated, the left’s organizing vanguards seek to continue his work.  By Justin Miller American Prospect April 4, 2017 – On the April 4, 1968, Reverend […]

Jobs and the Future: Advancing the Next System with Advanced Manufacturing

Isthus Engineering, Madison WI, a robotics and advanced tool manufacturing coop with 50+ workers By Max Ogden, Nina Gregg et al The Next System via Portside Oct 17, 2016 – This essay is a polemic. As such, we argue with broad strokes. We welcome debate on the broad strokes as well as the details, knowing […]