Labour - Unions

Ashley Cowburn

July 3, 2020

Exclusive: Poll shows nearly two-thirds of public [UK] want government to explore radical concept to help economy recover from Covid-19

Nearly two-thirds of the public and more than half of Conservative voters believe the government should explore the introduction of a four-day working week in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a new poll shows.

Aaron Saad
Zurich Solar panel installation - Ricardo Gomez Angel/Unsplash

June 29, 2020

For Canada, an easy place to start would be the cancellation of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Once in a generation. Once in a lifetime.

These phrases keep cropping up to describe the historic opportunity now before us. With governments preparing to spend massively to revive a global economy battered by the COVID-19 crisis, there is a chance to use the coming stimulus to not only emerge from this recession but also put people back to work building a world that avoids further climate breakdown.

Unite Here - Local 40

The Government had to put 50,000 hotel workers out of work...

Business asked the Government to delay when they pay severance to those workers.

Business got what they asked for...

Ian Angus
A rally for climate action in Sydney on February 22. Photo: Zebedee Parkes

June 22, 2020

Five studies, all published in the past six weeks, indicate that global heating is intensifying more rapidly than expected, giving increased urgency to our common cause.

1. Climate sensitivity measures how much global temperatures will rise for a given increase on atmospheric carbon dioxide. Getting it right is essential for predicting how hot it is going to get.

Lucie Stephens, Miranda Hall, Sarah Bedford, Alfie Stirling, Lukasz Krebel

June 26, 2020

Fiona Harvey
 The cooling tower of a coal-fired power plant in Datteln, Germany. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/AFP/Getty Images

June 18, 2020

International Energy Agency chief warns of need to prevent post-lockdown surge in emissions

The world has only six months in which to change the course of the climate crisis and prevent a post-lockdown rebound in greenhouse gas emissions that would overwhelm efforts to stave off climate catastrophe, one of the world’s foremost energy experts has warned.

Tom Perkins
 Chicago police officers gather as curfew nears during a demonstration in early June. Photograph: Natasha Moustache/Getty Images
23 June 2020

Guardian analysis shows how organizations and officers in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago work against reform

Police unions and officers active in America’s three largest cities spend tens of millions of dollars annually to influence law enforcement policy and thwart pushes for reform, a Guardian analysis of local, county, state and federal campaign finance records found.

Gin Armstrong and Derek Seidman
corporate logos - All photos: Mike Mozart, Flickr
June 18, 2020

As calls to defund the police gain traction, bloated police budgets are coming under scrutiny for siphoning public resources away from black and brown communities. While police budgets are typically public documents that must be approved by elected officials, there are other institutions in place with the sole purpose of funneling even more resources toward law enforcement. 

Jason Koslowski
Strikes that have taken place during the Covid-19 pandemic (Source: Payday Report)

June 22, 2020 

It’s time for socialists to agitate as far and wide as we can for workplace committees and local assemblies.

A wave of militant workers’ struggle is sweeping the U.S., with over 800 strikes, walkouts, sickouts, and other disruptions since the beginning of March. This wave is being driven by two things: support for the uprising against the police and fear from being forced to work amid the danger of infection and death.


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