UFCW 2023 Convention: My Experience Fighting for a More Democratic Union

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by Iris Scott The 9th UFCW International Convention was both infuriating and inspiring - that was my experience as a rank-and-file member serving as a delegate and pushing for reform within UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers International Union). The primary camps in opposition at the convention were the ironically named Members First uncontested slate fighting to maintain the status quo…

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Workers Unite at First Amazon Picket in Massachusetts 

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By Tarang Saluja and Eli Gerzon  Norwood, MA — On Saturday, July 8, between the early hours of 4 am to 8 am, Massachusetts saw its first Amazon picket. Teamsters and roughly 200 supporters from other unions and socialist organizations stood in solidarity to block about six tractor-trailers from entering the DCB4 Amazon warehouse in Norwood, Massachusetts. All tractor-trailer drivers chose to…

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OPINION: Despite Controversy, Rail Workers are Winning Paid Sick Leave

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By Paul Garver and Eli Gerzon DISCLAIMER: The entire Working Mass board appreciates the research and reporting that went into this important article and of course the big wins for rail workers across the US. However, some members of the board strongly disagree with some of the analysis in the article especially regarding the actions by members of Democratic Socialists of…

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MIT Grad Union Rallies for Precedent Setting Contract

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By Oriana R. Cambridge, MA -  On April 14, MIT graduate student workers showed they aren’t afraid to fight for bold demands against a union-busting administration. Negotiations for their first union contract are heating up, as workers circled and chanted during admitted students' Spring Preview Weekend. The rally is an important sign that the workers will not bend under pressure to…

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