Today, Amazon warehouse workers in Shakopee, Minnesota are launching a six-hour strike on Prime Day, the company’s biggest shopping event of the year. If successful, they could ignite similar actions across the country — and make Jeff Bezos really start to worry about worker power.
Joe Allen's latest book is The Package King: A Rank and File History of United Parcel Service.
Today, on Workers Memorial Day, we should remember that thousands die on the job every year — deaths made all the more tragic because they could have been prevented by bosses who valued workers' lives.
Today’s election in Chicago is the most important the city has seen in a generation. After years of austerity, there's finally an opportunity to begin breaking with Rahm Emanuel's neoliberal status quo.
Recent workplace deaths at FedEx suggest a serious safety problem there. Yet Trump is still trying to confirm a FedEx executive for the most important worker safety position in the country.
Pregnancy discrimination and work-induced miscarriages are rife at freight giants like XPO Logistics. The only solution is worker power from below.
Teamsters leader James Hoffa has ratified a UPS contract despite a member vote that rejected it. This sabotage is not only a catastrophe for UPS Teamsters — it is a gift to anti-union forces.
UPS drivers are facing a contract with huge proposed concessions negotiated by James Hoffa. The only way to protect their living standards is to vote "no."
Chicago's horrifying gun violence last weekend isn't the result of a "spiritual deficit," as Mayor Rahm Emanuel argues. It's the result of decades of poverty and austerity.
UPS might be the next target of the national strike wave — but under very unusual circumstances.
If rank-and-file Teamsters can confront the package-delivery giant, they'll win better conditions for the whole industry.
UPS wants holiday cheer delivered quicker — even if it kills their workers.
We can't say what exactly triggered Sayfullo Saipov's New York City attack. But we do know his trucking job was a crummy dead end.
Ron Carey's story reminds us of how the powerful respond to threats from labor.
The UAW's defeat at a Mississippi Nissan factory will set back organizing the South for a long time.
Twenty years ago, workers ground one of the world's largest corporations to a halt. And workers in the logistics industry could do it again today.
On June 14, a UPS driver shot three coworkers, then himself. UPS has to answer for its role in pushing its workers to violence.
Jerry Zero, who fought the Teamsters old guard to build a more democratic union, left behind a complicated legacy.
Amazon and UPS are behemoths. Socialists can shake the foundations of the US economy by agitating and organizing at both.
At the height of the 1960s antiwar movement, student radicals held a heated debate about their role in labor struggles. That debate is still relevant today.
Donald Trump's appeal to some suffering white workers shouldn't surprise us. George Wallace did the same thing four decades ago.