Latest in: Labor

  • Tentative Agreement Reached On CTU Strike

    October 31, 2019
    Chicago, IL – Wednesday night, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) convened their House of Delegates to review and vote on the city’s latest proposal to settle the ongoing strike. A majority of the delegates voted YES to end the now 14-day long strike, with the…...
  • No Deal Reached as CTU Strike Continues Into Day 12

    October 28, 2019
    Chicago, IL – The CTU (Chicago Teachers Union) remains on strike for the 12th day after no agreement could be reached over the weekend. Monday marks the eighth day of missed classes, as compared to seven missed days of class during the 2012 CTU strike.…...
  • Chicago Teachers and Allies Rally as Strike Continues

    October 26, 2019
    Chicago, IL – Unicorn Riot covered a labor rally in solidarity with the ongoing Chicago Teachers Union strike. The strike enters its tenth day and began October 17, 2019. Teachers in Chicago are calling for smaller class sizes, adequate nurses, librarians, social workers, and teachers…...
  • Minneapolis Labor History Honored at 85th Anniversary of 1934 Strike

    July 19, 2019
    St. Paul, MN — This weekend in 2019 marks the 85 anniversary of the 1934 Teamsters Strike in Minneapolis, which began when coal drivers were organized to strike through the coldest part of the Minnesota winter by leftist members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.…...
  • Amazon Workers Strike On Prime Day in Shakopee

    July 15, 2019
    Shakopee, MN – Over 100 employees at ‘MSP1’, a large Amazon warehouse in Minnesota, plan a four-hour work stoppage at the peak of business on Amazon’s “Prime Day” sales promotion event. Workers say that demanding quotas and pressure to perform at high speeds causes undue…...
  • Denver Teacher Strike a Success Amid Nationwide Walkouts

    February 22, 2019
    Denver, CO – After three days of striking and late nights of negotiating, many Denver teachers returned to their classrooms on Thursday, February 14, 2019 after a tentative agreement was struck between the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) and Denver Public Schools (DPS). The agreement…...
  • Thousands Rally in Support of Striking Oakland Teachers

    February 22, 2019
    Oakland, CA – On Thursday, February 21, 2019, thousands of teachers, students, union organizers and community supporters rallied in downtown Oakland in a show of support for local teachers as they started their first day of striking. Represented by the Oakland Education Association, teachers walked…...
  • Nine Injured at #Fightfor15 Rally After Truck Plows into Crowd

    October 3, 2018
    Flint, MI – On Tuesday morning, October 2, fast food workers and union members were marching toward a rally outside a local McDonalds calling for $15 an hour wages. Video of the incident shows a maroon pickup truck barreling at high speed down the road…...
  • Prison Slave Labor: A Driving Force in 2018 Prison Strike

    August 29, 2018
    Prison, USA – One of the primary demands of the 2018 nationwide prison strike is the abolition of prison slavery. The legal framework of the current system of prison slavery in America is upheld by the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which allows for…...
  • Sex Work After SESTA/FOSTA: A Discussion With Maggie Mayhem at DEFCON

    August 20, 2018
    Las Vegas, NV – According to sex workers’ rights activist Maggie Mayhem, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), and FOSTA, have created a more dangerous environment for sex workers in the United States, driving them back onto the street. A November 2017 research paper …...