by Brian Young | on Apr 24, 2017

Spectrum Strike's New Battleground

For the last month, 1,700 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 3 members have been on strike against cable giant Spectrum.  These Local 3 members have walked the picket...

by Press and Media | on Apr 12, 2017

Internet TV Changes the Game

As technology changes, so too does the Television and Movie industry.  A decade ago, writers struck over residuals from on demand and internet streaming.  Now, writers say that while there...

by Press and Media | on Apr 03, 2017

"Hour 5 of No Internet"

The strike between IBEW Local 3 and Charter/ Spectrum is entering its second week.  1,700 hard working men and women throughout New York City and Bergen County NJ, are walking the picket line...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 27, 2017

Women's Hockey Double Standard

This year the Women’s Hockey World Championship will be held in Michigan.  Teams from Russia, Canada, Finland and more will be there, but the host country and defending champions may not...

by Press and Media | on Mar 24, 2017

Strike Ends for CWA at AT&T

Out West, 17,000 Communications Workers of America members who work for AT&T spent a little over 24 hours on strike to protest grievances and a lack of a contract. After a day on strike, the...

by Brian Young | on Mar 21, 2017

350k walk out on May 1

May 1, aka May Day, is historically a day of labor action throughout the world. Also known as International Workers Day, many countries celebrate their Labor Day on May 1. In the United States we don...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 17, 2017

When I marched a union leader to jail

I remember it like it was yesterday, it was the Bush Years, every article in every paper in the United States seemed like they were against unions, and I was part of a staff of hopefuls trying to...

by Workers Indepen... | on Mar 16, 2017

Starvation Wages

"The strike is an overwhelming success at this point by way of building the union, building a sense of community. It's just a very good day for the labor movement at this point."...

by Press and Media | on Feb 23, 2017

Paying taxes while on Strike

DEAR CARRIE: I have a question about a strike fund. My union went on strike during the summer. The union told us that we would get a 1099 form for the money paid to us from a national strike fund. Do...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 15, 2017

General Strike February 17th

The strike is a unions last, final and oftentimes best tool for pressuring management to work with the union on their demands.  It is also the most dangerous and risky action the union can take...

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