How Amazon Workers Are Organizing for the Long Haul 

Amazon logistics workers have won much attention for organizing during the pandemic. Around the country workers have signed petitions demanding protections, and in New York, Michigan, Illinois, and Washington, some have even struck and walked out.These actions have generated support from our tech coworkers in Amazon’s Seattle headquarters, politicians, and the wider public. Given Amazon’s centrality in our economy, this marks a crucial moment for the wider labor movement.

Source: How Amazon Workers Are Organizing for the Long Haul | Portside

Climate Activists Can’t Afford to Ignore Labor. A Shuttered Refinery in Philly Shows Why. | Portside

In the early morning hours of June 21, 2019, a catastrophic explosion tore through the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) oil refinery in the southwest section of Philadelphia. The training and quick thinking of refinery workers, members of United Steelworkers Local 10-1, averted certain disaster and saved millions of lives. One month later, on July 21, PES declared bankruptcy—their second in as many years—and began to close down the refinery in the following months, laying off almost 2,000 people with no meaningful severance.

Source: Climate Activists Can’t Afford to Ignore Labor. A Shuttered Refinery in Philly Shows Why. | Portside