Tag: Janus v. AFSCME

  • Attacking the Rights of Workers: The U.S. Supreme Court Hides Behind the First Amendment

    There is nothing about the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Janus v. AFSCME to overturn 41 years of precedent and declare that agency fee/fair share is unconstitutional that surprised … Keep reading »

  • Teachers Lead in the Revolt Against Austerity

    The strikes aren’t just about pay. They’re a rejection of tax cuts for the wealthy and a rallying cry for public goods and services. Keep reading »

  • Fragmentation in Toronto’s Hotel Sector

    The intensity of the current conflict between UNITE HERE and its trusteeship of Local 75 and Unifor’s formation of a new local of hospitality workers (condemned by most of the labour movement as a raid) makes critical self-reflection and discussion especially difficult. In this essay, Steven Tufts attempts to put this clash into perspective and offers ways forward that point to a unity beyond the current polarizing divisions in the sector. Keep reading »

  • Reviving the Strike

    Barb Tiller is a mother of four boys, a wife, and a highly skilled operating-room nurse who has been working at Tufts Medical Center in Boston for 27 years. On … Keep reading »

  • Labor’s Legitimacy Crisis Under Trump

    As nativist right-wing populism surges across the Global North amidst the exhaustion of social democracy and “Third Way” liberalism, the United States finds itself at the forefront. Elsewhere, right populist … Keep reading »