Unions Fight to Protect All Essential Workers

Unions Fight to Protect All Essential Workers

By Jeremy Brecher, LNS Research and Policy Director This is the fourth in a series of commentaries on Workers vs. Coronavirus. The first, “Strike for Your Life,” describes how in recent weeks workers in diverse industries and regions have initiated strikes to demand...
The Virus Speaks

The Virus Speaks

By Jeremy Brecher, LNS Research and Policy Director Warning: I have gone viral and seized “Jeremy Brecher’s Corner.” When I look at the so-called “world order” of the human race, I lick my chops. In the good old days, my ancestors used to be able to conduct...
Labor in the Climate Strikes

Labor in the Climate Strikes

By Jeremy Brecher, LNS Research and Policy Director When young people around the world began their Climate Strikes, organized workers began joining in, contributing to the September 20, 2019 tally of more than seven million participants worldwide. Many unions were...
“Make the Damn Masks!”

“Make the Damn Masks!”

By Jeremy Brecher, LNS Research and Policy Director This is the fourth in a series of commentaries on Workers vs. Coronavirus. The previous commentary “I Talk to Workers Every Day – They’re Afraid They’re Going to Die”[1] described how workers are being affected by...