On Good News for Workers

Workers in the United States, Canada and elsewhere are fighting in increasing numbers for better wages, working conditions, benefits and safety. This is good for all workers and all of us.

The ruling class is taking notice as evidenced by a report tonight on NBC Nightly News.

Click here to view NBC report

Over 10,000 workers at John Deere have gone out on strike today in what NBC News is calling the largest national private-sector work stoppage in two years. These strikers join many other workers, including:

There’s a lot going on out there! This is just the past two months, and probably an incomplete list at that.

Not all these strikes are large and their individual impact may be limited, but it’s the trajectory they represent that’s important. Labor is increasingly willing to fight. I say more power to them!

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