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A message from leaders of Portland Jobs With Justice By Rev. Cecil Charles Prescod and Will Layng Every day and night over the last two months, Portland, Oregon– our city and home–has seen mass protests against police brutality in the wake of the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna… Read More»

By Eric Leveridge, Clean Slate for the Future of Labor Law Fellow In the face of stagnant wages and skyrocketing costs of living, working families need new, overarching solutions — because band-aids won’t solve generations worth of systematic inequality. That’s why, through the coming together of over 70 leading scholars,… Read More»

By: Brian Van Slyke, TESA Collective The time is ripe for STRIKE! The Game of Worker Rebellion, a board where you mobilize workers around your city to defeat a nefarious megacorporation. With workers joining together and taking action around the country – from teachers to tech workers, hotel employees, nurses,… Read More»

Pictured from L to R: Secretary-Treasurer Jessie Case,  AFT-WV President Christine Campbell, National Domestic Workers Alliance Lead Organizer Jacklyn Izsraael, Union Communication Services at the Cornell Worker Institute Director Dania Rajendra, IUPAT National Strategic Organizer Rosa Lozano When a conference keynote speaker says “Our mission is to be the most radical city on the… Read More»

Arnessa Johnson collects the signature of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson to place the Raise Up Missouri minimum wage initiative on the ballot this fall. 

By Richard von Glahn, Missouri Jobs With Justice This week, St. Louis, Missouri made national headlines for all the wrong reasons. Starting Monday, August 28, paychecks for working people across the city plummeted because Republican legislators voted to nullify the St. Louis minimum wage ordinance. This galling move of politicians… Read More»

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Stacy Mitchell is co-director at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), and Olivia LaVecchia is a research associate with its Community-Scaled Economy initiative. Together they co-authored ILSR’s report: “Amazon’s Stranglehold: How Amazon’s Tightening Grip on the Economy Is Stifling Competition, Eroding Jobs, and Threatening Communities.” This week, ILSR and Jobs… Read More»

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If you want to inspire people to act, shift the way someone thinks about an issue, or engage your community in bold campaigns, you need powerful, creative tools. Now there’s a new board game to do just that: Rise Up: The Game of People & Power. At the TESA Collective… Read More»

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Tamara Draut, the Vice President of Policy and Research at Demos, published her latest book, “Sleeping Giant: How America’s New Working Class Will Transform America,” this spring. Draut delves into not just the struggles facing working families, but the incredible power and potential of our new working class to change our… Read More»

Pictured L-R: Jack Metzgar, Roosevelt University; Roberta Lynch, AFSCME Counil 31; Kenneth Franklin, ATU Local 308; Karen Lewis, CTU. Credit: Alfredo Peralta, Jr (APJ Photography)

This story was written by Jeff Schuhrke and first appeared at In These Times. When 100,000 protesters occupied the Wisconsin State Capitol in early 2011 in an attempt to thwart Governor Scott Walker’s bill revoking the rights of public sector employees, a group of labor researchers and scholars were motivated to… Read More»