Portside Labor

Posted by Portside on December 10, 2017
Jacobin
Shorter hours shouldn’t have to mean every worker for herself.
Posted by Portside on December 9, 2017
Socialist Project
Jonathan Rosenblum lives in Seattle, Washington, and is a member of UAW 1981/National Writers Union. He is the author of Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement (Beacon Press, 2017). More about him can be found at jonathanrosenblum.org. The interview was counducted by Yuri Lobunov, editor-in-chief of socialistalternative.ru, where this interview was published in Russian.
Posted by Portside on December 7, 2017
Working-Class Perspectives
Many women aren’t surprised by the accusations that dominate news headlines. What’s new is that we are openly recognizing and naming the hidden dangers that women have long navigated at work wordlessly and alone. The question is whether women will be able to turn their solidarity into an inclusive movement that can transform the workplace.
Posted by Portside on December 6, 2017
The Catholic Labor Network
In an election concluded in November, contingent faculty at Fordham University have voted overwhelmingly to form a union and bargain collectively.
Posted by Portside on December 5, 2017
Here & Now, NPR
"Workers who work in the gig economy are making money but missing out on other standard benefits of having jobs: health care primarily but also paid sick leave and worker's compensation," says Jessica Martinez, co-executive director of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health. "It's essentially the Tinder economy. When a temp worker is done with his or her shift, the boss swipes left and claims to have no further obligation."
Posted by Portside on December 4, 2017
People's Policy Project
The status quo is both undemocratic and morally repugnant. The only long-term alternative is to take control of our economy — and the moral imperative is to do so as soon as possible. Here is a plan to do that.
Posted by Portside on December 3, 2017
In These Times
The blue-collar hellscape Tesla, Blue Apron and Amazon have wrought is what laissez-faire, startup-styled late capitalism looks like.

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