SUBTERRANEAN FIRE: Summer Study Series with the Queens International Socialist Organization In order to battle the corporate class, we have a lot to learn from our past. Workers in the U.S. have a rich tradition of fighting back which remains largely hidden. Subterranean Fire brings that history to light and reveals its lessons for today. The title is taken from the inspiring … [Read more...] about Subterranean Fire (pt. 2): A History of Working-Class Radicalism in the United States
Wednesday, May 11 7pm Queens Pride House 76-11 37th Avenue 2nd Fl Jax Heights Queens Featuring comments by striking Verizon worker Thousands of union members were forced to strike when Verizon showed there is no end to their greed and no limits to their disrespect for working people. After making $39 billion if profits over the last three years, they want to be able to … [Read more...] about Solidarity vs. Corporate Greed: Support Striking Verizon Workers!
Friday, November 20, 7pm at New School’s Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! will lead a group of musicians and actors in a rousing evening of performance to honor the great labor troubadour Joe Hill. Artists participating include musicians Allison Moorer, Deva Mahal, Stephan Said, Son of Nun and Jamie Kilstein, actors Susan Pourfar and Brian Jones, … [Read more...] about Don't Mourn, Organize! Performances in Celebration of Labor Troubadour Joe Hill
Haymarket Books and Jacobin Magazine host Labor Notes founder Kim Moody, “one of the leading intellectuals of the labor movement” according to Robin Kelley, as well as working class activists in the fields of education and low-wage-work. Friday, May 2 7pm The New School, Room 404 66 West 12 St, NY NY 10011 RSVP on Facebook. The panelists will sketch a picture of the state of … [Read more...] about In Solidarity: Working-Class Organization and Strategy Today
In 1934, the United States was still under the grip of the Great Depression. The U.S. working class faced massive unemployment, low wages, and a weak labor movement dominated by the craft union oriented American Federation of Labor (AFL). But 1934 was also marked by an increase in militant labor struggles: the Auto-Lite strike in Toledo, the West Coast Longshoreman’s Strike, … [Read more...] about Teamster Rebellion (Book Club)
The working class was famously called "the gravediggers of capitalism" by Karl Marx. The all-out attack on working class living standards, whether it's in the name of naked profit-seeking in the private sector or a "balanced" budget in the public sector, means there is always a fight going on. Initiating, participating in, and supporting struggle in the workplace is a constant … [Read more...] about Labor