Weekend Video: The EMD lockout

A wage cut of 50 per cent. An elimination of pensions. Cuts to benefits. These demands led to a major showdown at a locomotive factory in London, Ontario between the 700 unionized workers of Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) and Caterpillar, a massive U.S.-based corporation. The workers,… Read More

The power of deep organizing

By Sam Gindin The profound defeat of the U.S. labour movement over the past three to four decades is usually measured by the loss of things that workers once took for granted like decent wages and benefits. A less quantifiable but ultimately more decisive indicator… Read More

Weekend Video: Right-to-Work in Kentucky

In Kentucky, hundreds of demonstrators packed into the Capitol building last Saturday to protest the state Legislature’s passage of a slew of controversial bills, including an anti-union “right-to-work” law and extreme anti-choice legislation that bans abortions after 20 weeks and requires a woman to have… Read More