This month’s Rank and File union member profile is a little different since our profilee works at Amazon, the White Whale of labor unionization efforts. Can tri-state area union power overcome Bezos’s behemoth?
NYC’s powerful public unions have voiced their serious concerns about the proposed New York Health Act…but there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Here we discuss what NYC-DSA, as an organization invested in both strong unions and universal healthcare, can do to help guide both sides of the argument towards resolution.
Sub-contractors, scabs, and salting. Laura G. discusses how she found her way to the carpentry trade, fighting off a fear of heights and a mountain of student debt. In Local 157 she sees room for more aggressive tactics, worker involvement in negotiations, and more solidarity with a range of working class issues.
The latest installment of our profiles of rank-and-file trade unionists features Bianca C., co-chair of NYC-DSA, on organizing under an onslaught of anti-union tactics.
When hundreds of Professional Staff Congress (PSC) members marched on Wall Street last month, protesting the culture of austerity that keeps banks rich and the City University of New York poor, their rallying cry was “7K.”