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Labor Today Labor Today is the publication of the Labor United in the Class Struggle caucus. In the 1970's a national rank and file caucus was built across the United States within the union movement among organized workers.

It's name was Trade Unionists for Action and Democracy (TUAD). The TUAD national publication was known as Labor Today and was available at plant gates and union halls in the big manufacturing areas of this country. That changed when NAFTA came into existence, followed by other trade agreements and global schemes like the World Trade Agreement and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. Manufacturing left the U.S. and there was a tremendous loss of good paying union jobs. The service sector and fast food industries grew and low wage non-union workers replaced the higher paid union industrial workers. There was "a race to the bottom" in the USA. Soon there were more non-union workers than union ones and union membership declined to roughly 13% of the workforce. There was massive unemployment and underemployment. There was a massive economic crisis not only in the United States, but throughout the world. Action is needed to reverse this economic assault on workers. The Labor United in Class Struggle caucus was formed among activists, both union and non-union to build a movement in defense of all workers. We believe it is not enough to focus on the union movement alone. We believe in "organizing the unorganized". We seek to unite all workers into a single nationwide labor caucus to defend their rights. Our newspaper is Labor Today, uniting the tactics of the old with the new realities. JOIN US!

Mission: To unite all U.S. workers under one labor caucus, Labor United in Class Struggle, to build labor unity without regard to membership status in a labor organization. Labor Omnia Vincit!

Operating as usual

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12/18/2020

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After COVID cases in April, May, June, and November, workers at a McDonald's in Littlerock, CA went on STRIKE to demand that McDonald’s take action to protect them from exposure to the virus.

Despite the walkout and complaints filed with California officials, McDonald's failed to act.

McDonald’s must take responsibility for their worker’s safety and Congress must reject any relief package which includes corporate immunity, and do more to hold companies accountable. #FightFor15

Enough already! Pay us our god damn stimulus and unemployment benefits. People are homeless, hungry, and hurting! (3H) i...
12/17/2020

Enough already! Pay us our god damn stimulus and unemployment benefits. People are homeless, hungry, and hurting! (3H) it’s an emergency! Any fool can see that what we have here is not liberty!

Bus Operators and Officers on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, in solidarity against @MTA jobs and service cuts @Centra...
12/17/2020

Bus Operators and Officers on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, in solidarity against
@MTA
jobs and service cuts
@CentralLaborNYC

@AFLCIO

@TTDAFLCIO

@NYSAFLCIO

@transportworker

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12/09/2020
Stand Together

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The National Education Association demands justice and equity for Black lives in all places and in all forms — in our judicial, education, housing, health an...

12/03/2020
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It's the economy stupid!

With under two weeks remaining for Congress to negotiate a spending package and avoid a government shutdown, we need as ...
12/02/2020

With under two weeks remaining for Congress to negotiate a spending package and avoid a government shutdown, we need as many people as possible to call the Senate TODAY to demand that a robust COVID-relief package is included in that spending bill.

Call your Senator right now--text “Unemployed” to 747464 or dial 1-888-668-8919 to be directly connected to their offices.

Unemployed Action has joined forces with a coalition of seven other national organizations to make sure the first thing our Senators hear after they get back from their Thanksgiving vacations is our demands for relief. Can you call your Senators right now?

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/11/27/progressive-coalition-stages-worldwide-black-friday-protests-make-amazon-pa...
11/28/2020
Progressive Coalition Stages Worldwide Black Friday Protests to 'Make Amazon Pay'

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/11/27/progressive-coalition-stages-worldwide-black-friday-protests-make-amazon-pay?cd-origin=rss&utm_term=AO&utm_campaign=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_content=email&utm_source=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Email

The corporation is trying to pacify workers with holiday bonuses of $150 to $300, even though "Jeff Bezos could pay a $105,000 bonus to every Amazon worker and still be as rich as he was at the start of the pandemic."

We've been working for months to pass Public Health Councils in LA County to protect our workers and stop the spread of ...
11/21/2020

We've been working for months to pass Public Health Councils in LA County to protect our workers and stop the spread of COVID-19 into our communities. Last week, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to pass Public Health Councils and directed the County to present an anti-retaliation ordinance. This ordinance is set to be one of the strongest in the nation and will stay on the books well after the pandemic is over. While this may seem like no-brainer for us, opposition is mounting from powerful special interest groups. But you can help make history by showing support for our frontline workers.

Submit Public Comment
You can submit a public comment through the LA County Board of Supervisors online portal. It only takes 1 minute to show your support.

Fill out your first and last name.
Click on items 26 and 36.
Click the “in favor” bubble for each item.
A box for comments will appear underneath each item once you click the number.
Copy and paste the below comment into each comment box.
Enter the visual code at the bottom of the page and then click “next”.
Authorize your answers.
Follow the prompts once finished.

Sample Public Comment (Items 26 & 36):

My name is [insert name] and I'm with [insert your organization, union, or business]. I live and work in Los Angeles County.

As we go into the holiday season, we are experiencing a terrifying surge in COVID-19 cases resulting in more closures across the state and more loss of jobs. We are worse off now than we were in the beginning of the pandemic.

Earlier this month, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved Public Health Councils allowing workers to monitor public health orders in the workplace. While we are glad to see this new innovative approach, this program can only be successful if workers can speak up without the fear of retaliation. No one should have to choose between putting food on the table and their safety in the workplace.

Fill out your first and last name.
Click on items 26 and 36.
Click the “in favor” bubble for each item.
A box for comments will appear underneath each item once you click the number.
Copy and paste the below comment into each comment box.
Enter the visual code at the bottom of the page and then click “next”.
Authorize your answers.
Follow the prompts once finished.

Sample Public Comment (Items 26 & 36):

My name is [insert name] and I'm with [insert your organization, union, or business]. I live and work in Los Angeles County.

As we go into the holiday season, we are experiencing a terrifying surge in COVID-19 cases resulting in more closures across the state and more loss of jobs. We are worse off now than we were in the beginning of the pandemic.

Earlier this month, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved Public Health Councils allowing workers to monitor public health orders in the workplace. While we are glad to see this new innovative approach, this program can only be successful if workers can speak up without the fear of retaliation. No one should have to choose between putting food on the table and their safety in the workplace.

The LA County Board of Supervisors must prioritize public health by immediately passing the anti-retaliation ordinance.

https://publiccomment.bos.lacounty.gov/?link_id=0&can_id=571946c75528584472af1d26d073200f&source=email-protect-workers-help-pass-anti-retaliation-ordinance-in-la&email_referrer=email_1001461&email_subject=protect-workers-help-pass-anti-retaliation-ordinance-in-la

USB expresses full solidarity to the workers of Greece and sustains the General Strike ~ USB expresa su total solidarida...
11/09/2020
USB expresses full solidarity to the workers of Greece and sustains the General Strike ~ USB expresa su total solidaridad con los trabajadores de Grecia y apoya la Huelga General

USB expresses full solidarity to the workers of Greece and sustains the General Strike ~ USB expresa su total solidaridad con los trabajadores de Grecia y apoya la Huelga General

ENGLISH ~ ESPAÑOL ~ PORTUGUÊS ~ FRANÇAIS ~ ITALIANO ENGLISH USB expresses full solidarity to the workers of Greece and sustains the General Strike ...

10/22/2020
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10/02/2020
Eve Tahmincioglu

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Biography Eve Tahmincioglu joined EPI in January 2020. She is an award-winning business journalist and a seasoned communications professional. Her focus has been on making Corporate America more sustainability-focused, balancing profits and social purpose. She has covered labor and employment rights...

10/01/2020
Good information that workers need to know!
09/10/2020
Research Webinar Notice

Good information that workers need to know!

Topic:  Researching Health & Safety for Organizing: An Introduction

Corfu Tourism Workers’ Strike
09/08/2020
Corfu Tourism Workers’ Strike

Corfu Tourism Workers’ Strike

On September 4 the Hotel-Tourism Workers’ Union of Corfu, member of PAME, held a strike demanding the protection of workers’ income as well as cancelation of debts to banks etc. and bills for the workers affected by the...

Everybody take the day off. An injury to one is an injury to all!
09/08/2020
Workers put Surly on notice: ‘We’re not done here’

Everybody take the day off. An injury to one is an injury to all!

Credit Surly for this much: the union-busting craft brewer inspired one raucous Labor Day-weekend rally, drawing nearly 200 people into the streets outside its destination beer hall in Minneapolis today.

https://labortribune.com/trump-nlrb-general-council-issues-five-memoranda-against-unions-and-workers-in-pandemic-related...
09/02/2020
Trump NLRB General Council issues five memoranda against unions and workers in pandemic-related actions | The Labor Tribune

https://labortribune.com/trump-nlrb-general-council-issues-five-memoranda-against-unions-and-workers-in-pandemic-related-actions/amp/?fbclid=IwAR3_64zOmR1sdPh1N6_RPEtDDuwYOWVqo4_m_uY3tnrzr_s1JeAcjwjRnqM&__twitter_impression=true

National Labor News Trump NLRB General Council issues five memoranda against unions and workers in pandemic-related actions August 25, 2020 0 15 PRESIDENT TRUMP’s union-busting NLRB General Council is consistently ruling against unions, and in favor of employers, in pandemic-related complaints. Wa...

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