This shouldn’t be an argument: Reflections on $15 and a Union

by Jay Monaco Among the few things the entire left - and even some liberals - should and usually do agree on are the need for a drastically increased minimum wage and the need for strong unions. The day of action and solidarity last Thursday centered around both of those things, so we all got to … Continue reading This shouldn’t be an argument: Reflections on $15 and a Union

Direct Action > The Grievance Process

Saw this on Facebook today and I'm only just now realizing it's actually from October of last year. Nevertheless, it's great. In These Times interviews Stanley Aronowitz, lifelong labor activist, author, and CUNY graduate sociology professor, on the state of today's labor movement and the way ahead. Some highlights: "...[A]gitation for an anti-capitalist politics can’t wait … Continue reading Direct Action > The Grievance Process

The Soul of the New Hampshire Labor Movement

“Every worker deserves a voice in their workplace,” says Matt Murray, founder of New Hampshire Labor News. No joke, if you aren’t down with NHLN, stop reading this and click the link. Get over there immediately. Follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook. They make it really easy for you - subscribe and … Continue reading The Soul of the New Hampshire Labor Movement

The Great Big Labor Tweakout of 2015

by Jay Monaco Yeah, all that stuff I said about labor and the TPP? Totally never mind, guys. Never mind. Forget it. I wrote about how the leaders of labor, so often pleading impotence, revealed themselves little Machiavellis in the halls of power during the Trade Promotion Authority fight, winning the day by browbeating democrats … Continue reading The Great Big Labor Tweakout of 2015

There are too many socialist websites: Introducing Communique New England

by Jay Monaco Too Many Socialisms It’s 2015, and reading about politics on the internet has devolved to the level of cable and satellite television – even for the most ardent activists and junkies among us. Hundreds of channels and nothing to watch. And whatever you finally settle upon is bound to be depressing as … Continue reading There are too many socialist websites: Introducing Communique New England