Fast Food, Retail Strikes Expected In Chicago

By Dave Jamieson and Saki Knafo of the Huffington Post: Labor groups are predicting that hundreds of Chicago-area fast-food and retail workers will walk off the job for a one-day strike on Wednesday, just weeks after similar strikes hit New York City. The would-be striking workers are affiliated with the Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago, which has launched a campaign…

Police violence and Gentrification in Las Vegas

Ballentine, of the Sunset Activist Collective, discusses police violence in Las Vegas: I never knew Trevon Cole. I have never met his girlfriend, and, like Trevon Cole himself, I have never met his child. This is because he was murdered by Officer Bryan Yant of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department during a drug raid.…

Wither the NLRB?

Oringinally posted on Libcom, by Chilli Sauce: Although there can be little doubt that class struggle in on the uptick, the past month has seen two remarkable events.  The first was the UFCW-backed Walmart strikes on Black Friday.  The second was the series of SEIU-backed fast food walkouts in New York City. What’s immediately evident…