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Strike Ready?

Tempest member Joe Allen explores the role of the Left in preparing for the potential Teamsters strike this summer.

Organizing for union democracy

Tempest member Nevena Pilipović-Wengler interviews Tempest members Ron Lare (Local 600), Judy Wraight (Local 600), Ye-Eun Jong (Local 2710), Toly Rinberg (Local 5118), and Andrew Bergman (Local 5118) about their history-making rank-and-file caucus UAWD in the UAW.

UPS part-time wage cuts

In this response to Joe Allen’s article On the Brink? The Teamsters and UPS, Dom Belcastro details part-time wage cuts.

This is what solidarity looks like!

Alex Schmaus interviews UTLA member Thalía Cataño and SEIU Local 99 member Rosalba Romero— both of whom work at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles—about the successful strike in March.

May Days

May 1 is International Workers’ Day. In this short essay, Joe Allen recounts the experience of the walking tour at Chicago’s Haymarket Square, where there is a monument to the May 1, 1886 uprising and the bloody confrontation on May 3 between police and workers–and ultimately, the execution of four militants involved in the uprising.

Intersectional organizing wall-to-wall at Rutgers

Tempest member Dana Cloud spoke to Rutgers professor and AAUP-AFT leader Deepa Kumar about how the union united faculty and graduate students across academic ranks in a strike that brought the administration to the bargaining table and won major gains. This strike is a signal moment in the higher education labor movement.

A rocky road on the upward path of labor action

Kim Moody looks at the changing economic, internal union, and political contexts for workers whose contracts expire this year and argues that intransigent employers will face a union workforce with years of accumulated grievances, a cost-of-living crisis, and a rebellious rank and file. We can expect major struggles in 2023. This offers a huge opportunity…

North Carolina’s factory boom

National policy is spurring new investment in domestic factories, and North Carolina is one center of the boom. David Leon argues that the growth in factory jobs can enable new organizing and workers’ struggle—and that socialists have a key role to play.

Revolutionary graduate worker unionism

Graduate worker Steven Lazaroff considers what it means to be a revolutionary in graduate student unions on the basis of his experience at Illinois State University, where the ISU Graduate Workers Union won a significant victory.

How NYC nurses won their strike

Tempest’s Mel Bienenfeld shares an account by NYSNA member Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez of how nurses organized themselves and their community ahead of the victorious NYC nurses strike.

You don’t want your nurse to be overworked

Tempest member Snehal Shingavi spoke to four nurses in Texas who participated in rallies last month to protest understaffing at a number of major hospitals.


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