After 2009, GM used its $10.3 billion bailout to slash labor costs and undercut the union. Now, it’s cut off health care for tens of thousands of striking workers. But GM’s greed is only pushing strikers to fight harder than ever.
Jamie McCallum is assistant professor of sociology at Middlebury College. He is the author of Global Unions, Local Power.
As socialists, we believe that all ideas are political. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t subject our claims to rigorous, empirical scrutiny.
The North Carolina teachers strike was the result of years of grassroots organizing. And they're not done yet.
Unions will have to go back to the fundamentals of labor organizing if they want to survive national right to work.