Posts Tagged strike

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: The feminist protest in Barcelona

Like the rest of the English-speaking world apparently, we’re late on covering the awesome feminist protest that happened in Barcelona last week. Called Vaga De Totes (“Everything Strike”), the protest brought together more than 600 different feminist and community groups. 

Like the rest of the English-speaking world apparently, we’re late on covering the awesome feminist protest that happened in Barcelona last week. Called Vaga De Totes (“Everything Strike”), the protest brought together more ...

Watch this video, dance to the beat & protest Black Friday

It comes as no surprise that Walmart, which made news recently for asking for donations for the workers they underpay, exploits their workers. But the creative way these Walmart employees responded is original, to say the least. And it will inspire you to boycott this corporation on Black Friday.

It comes as no surprise that Walmart, which made news recently for asking for donations for the workers they underpay, exploits their workers. But the creative way these Walmart employees responded is original, to say the least. ...

#829strike: Fast food workers go on strike and ask for higher wages

Last year, on “Black Friday” fast food workers in New York went on strike and demanded higher wages in the Fast Food Forward campaign.

This energy and new infusion of energy in the diminishing labor movement was a sight for sore eyes and certainly illustrated that as much as the Koch Brothers and Republicans try, they cannot kill the labor movement and the energy of workers demanding fair pay and treatment.  We’ve covered additional strikes across the country over the past 9 months, but today is the big day.

Today is the largest strike in history as worker in nearly 50 cities are striking, demanding minimum wage be raised to $15 and the right to form unions.

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Last year, on “Black Friday” fast food workers in New York went on strike and demanded higher wages in the Fast Food Forward campaign.

This energy and new infusion of energy in the diminishing labor movement was ...

Stand with Walmart workers this Black Friday

“Because they don’t treat me like a human being.”

This Black Friday will be a special one for Walmart as employees from the store plan to strike on retail’s busiest day. Check this video out to find out why–and why we should support them.

Warning: Whatever you do, do NOT read the comments. I’m still kicking myself for it. Transcript here.

This strike follows a cluster of other Walmart strikes across the country over things like unsafe working conditions, sexual harassment, excessive hours, and low pay. Learn more after the jump.

“Because they don’t treat me like a human being.”

This Black Friday will be a special one for Walmart as employees from the store plan to strike on retail’s busiest day. Check this video out to find ...

Thousands of Georgia prisoners on strike

There is a prisoner strike of historic proportions going on right now in Georgia. Since Thursday, thousands of prisoners have been refusing to leave their cells in protest of poor living and working conditions in GA prisons.

Samhita mentioned the strike in yesterday’s What We Missed, but it deserves more attention.

The protest has been organized via cell phones and represented an unprecedented coordinated effort, across prisons and racial groups within the prisoners.

Elaine Brown, prison activist and former Black Panther talks about the conditions in prisons during this Democracy Now interview:

Well, I’m sure they’re not very much different from other prisons, I mean, or as the men would say, the chain gang or the camp they’re in. You ...

There is a prisoner strike of historic proportions going on right now in Georgia. Since Thursday, thousands of prisoners have been refusing to leave their cells in protest of poor living and working conditions in GA ...