The audio for our panel at the Left Forum is available now!
Monique Goodman. “End this strike and let these advocates keep helping people like me!”
Community voices rally. Legal services workers help folks who can’t afford lawyers
Striking legal services workers & clients.
Friend, comrade, and author of Why It’s (Still) Kicking Off Everywhere Paul Mason reports from Istanbul.
Turkish journalist Ece Temelkuran’s report from Turkey, found via the brilliant Alia Malek on Twitter.
As New York’s CitiBike program launches, the company that runs to program is accused of wage theft by its Washington, D.C. workers.
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (I’ve covered their work before, here) hit NYC on Saturday ahead of Wendy’s shareholder meeting to protest the fast food chain’s refusal to sign their fair food agreement. The agreement requires that companies pay a penny more per pound of tomatoes purchased, to be paid back to the workers. It’s certainly not enough to lift them out of poverty, but it helps.
The CIW’s actions are always raucous, joyful and full of music and great art. This one was no exception. Check it:
I wrote about Savannah’s port truck drivers, who are classified as “independent contractors” by their bosses but don’t get to make their own schedules or control the work that they do. What they DO get is the “right” to pay for their own trucks and equipment, charged for the cell phones the companies require them to use and other miscellaneous “repairs” to their trucks that they’re never sure were actually performed.
But they control a very important part of the supply chain, and they’re getting organized. So much for those who say we can’t organize the South.