By Neil Cosgrove This piece originally appeared in the May 2015 of the NewPeople in-print publication. Update to come in the May 2017 issues of the NewPeople. In refusing to bargain […]
“A Day Without Women” Exposes Economic Inequality
March 18, 2017 By Mollie March-Steinman On March 8th, 2017, people around the world participated in the “Day Without a Woman” general strike, which called for women to show their solidarity by […]
A Construction Union Bank Could Lower Student Loan Debt and Benefit American Workers
By John Leonard We think banks are the same as credit unions but they are not. They operate under different rules. We are given the impression (or are under the illusion) that […]
Pennsylvania’s Faculty Strike and Labor’s Future
By Neil Cosgrove When the faculty of 14 Pennsylvania state-owned universities ended their strike on its third day, their union, the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF), had “agreed […]
Boycott Wendy’s Now!
By Mike Telian The students, community, and religious leaders of Pittsburgh took to the streets on November 30th to make it clear they would not support Wendy’s refusal to join the Fair […]
March to Take Back Our Economy!
November 29, 2016 By Neil Cosgrove Photos By Neil Cosgrove and Nina Young Several hundred protestors, including many from the Merton Center, took part in a rally and march for a $15 […]
What Pennsylvania’s Faculty Strike Means for the Future of Labor
By Neil Cosgrove November 1, 2016 The faculty of the 14 Pennsylvania state-owned universities went on strike from October 19th to the 21st, 2016, somewhat less than three days. Around mid-afternoon […]