Working on the Subway Line

SubwayRecently in Socialist Appeal, we published a series of articles following a day in the life of a Jimmy John’s worker. As a former employee of Subway, another sandwich shop and currently the largest fast-food operation in the country, I can confirm that the conditions described reflect the conditions found throughout the fast-food industry, and would like to relay some of my own experiences.

Taft-Hartley & the Need for a Labor Party

In 1947, the Labor-Management Relations Act was passed with strong support from both the Democrats and Republicans.  This legislation has become known as the Taft-Hartley Act.  The history leading up to this draconian legislation against unions and its ramifications are discussed in this article.

CMPL at the AFL-CIO Young Workers Summit

On the last weekend of September, the AFL-CIO hosted over 800 young unionists from across the country in Minneapolis, MN for a weekend-long conference aiming to strengthen the ties between the youth and the labor movement. Eight Campaign for a Mass Party of Labor members from around the country attended the conference to engage our union brothers and sisters and raise the demand for a labor party.  Originally published by the Campaign for a Mass Party of Labor.

Labor Defeats SB5 in Ohio

On Tuesday, November 8th, Ohio workers went to the polls and repealed Gov. John Kasich’s (R-OH) infamous, anti-union Senate Bill 5 (SB5). The lopsided 61%-39% vote represents a major victory for organized labor, which harnessed its significant resources to help achieve the victory. Labor spent $2.6 million to send out 825,000 pieces of mail, flyer over 3,000 worksites with over 4.1 million leaflets, and knocked on over 1 million doors.  Originally published by the Campaign for a Mass Party of Labor.

Boeing Attacks its Workers and the NLRB

BoeingThe current conflict between the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the most virulently anti-union politicians in Congress represents an escalation in the ongoing attack against organized labor. The two sides are at odds over a complaint filed on April 20 by the NLRB against Boeing for moving jobs away from its union-represented workers in the Puget Sound area, to South Carolina, a so-called “right to work” state with extremely low unionization.