Chicago: Students and Teachers Protest the State’s Failed Response to Pandemic

Photo credit: @oso_campeon on Twitter By Michael Nolan High school students from Chicago Public Schools (CPS) walked out January 14 in protest of the city’s failed handling of student and teacher safety during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Anger at Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who has actively retaliated against unionized teachers and ignored student concerns, was central as the crowd marched in the streets … Continue reading Chicago: Students and Teachers Protest the State’s Failed Response to Pandemic

Nabisco Workers Strike across US

Photo: Nabisco workers on strike in Portland (Source: @nwlaborpress on twitter) By Sarah Ahmed Last week, 200 Nabisco workers with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers (BCTGM) union went on strike at a bakery in Portland, Oregon, protesting a contract that would drastically cut overtime pay and healthcare benefits. Since then, Nabisco workers in Chicago, Aurora, and Richmond have joined the strike. Frito-Lay workers from … Continue reading Nabisco Workers Strike across US

Chicago: Hundreds of Auto Mechanics Go on Strike

By Vincent Cross More than 800 mechanics walked off the job on Monday after Automobile Mechanics’ Local 701 authorized a strike, rejecting the latest contract offered by an association of 56 car dealerships across the greater Chicago area. According to a statement by the union, problems with the association’s proposed contract include decreased healthcare benefits, contract language that would allow for wage cuts and weaken collective bargaining, … Continue reading Chicago: Hundreds of Auto Mechanics Go on Strike

Repression and Resistance: Week in Protest, November 6-12

Cover photo by Jenna Watson “Repression and Resistance” is a column from Tribune of the People that highlights rebellions and repression happening in protests across the US each week. If you want us to cover a protest happening in your city, please send us a pitch. Indianapolis, IN This week protesters took to the streets after it was announced that none of the police officers … Continue reading Repression and Resistance: Week in Protest, November 6-12

Chicago: Columbus Statue Protesters Attack Police, Injure 49 Officers

By Mike Talavera Last Friday, hundreds of people surrounded the Christopher Columbus statue in Chicago’s Grant Park and tied ropes around it, attempting to pull it down as part of a nationwide movement against racist US monuments. When Chicago police arrived to defend the statue with batons and pepper spray, they were barraged with water bottles, fireworks, and other projectiles. 49 officers were injured and … Continue reading Chicago: Columbus Statue Protesters Attack Police, Injure 49 Officers