Thirty years ago this summer, 60,000 telephone workers walked off the job in New York and New England — and stayed out for seventeen weeks. Their struggle against NYNEX, a telecom giant, became one of labor’s few big strike victories, during a decade that began with the disastrous defeat of PATCO, the national air traffic controllers union.
Rand WilsonWilson is chief of staff at SEIU Local 888, a statewide public service union in Massachusetts.
Amazon plays a key role in the twenty-first-century economy and has shown it’s vulnerable to pressure. Socialists should get jobs there and organize.
An organizer with Labor for Bernie argues that the gains won within the Democratic Party must be defended and expanded.
The movement for labor to endorse Bernie Sanders is part of an effort to bring political decision-making back to the rank-and-file.