Detroit demonstration against water shutoff on July 18, 2014
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Moratorium on Water Shut-offs in Detroit Long Overdue

By Abayomi Azikiwe Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a halt to the ongoing water shut-offs in the state of Michigan in the midst of a global healthcare crisis spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Detroit […]

Detroit Fight for $15 placard during general strike on March 6, 2020
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Fight for $15 Workers Stage One Day Strike

By Fighting Words Detroit Staff These photographs were taken on Friday. March 6, 2020 in Detroit as workers gathered as part of a nationwide Fight for $15 strike around the United States. Workers are demanding […]

UNITE HERE Local 24 picketers at Detroit Metro Airport.
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Delta Airline workers protest at Detroit airport

 By Detroit Fighting Words staff On February 14, 2020, about 100 UNITE HERE Local 24 members and supporters joined Delta Airlines catering workers protesting poverty wages and unaffordable health care. The protest took place at […]

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Homeless moms evicted by riot police with AR-15’s and military tanks

By David Sole Breaking News: As we were about to post this article, a major victory was announced on the morning of Martin Luther King, Jr Day, January 20th. Wedgewood Properties, under tremendous national pressure, […]

UAW GM Strike in 2019
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UAW workers organize to take back their union

By Jerry Goldberg, UAW 900 retired As the United States Justice Department seems hell bent on moving to a government takeover of the United Auto Workers union (UAW), a rank and file movement, called Unite […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. marches with other Civil Rights, Labor and Antiwar leaders in Chicago on March 25, 1967 against the Vietnam War
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MLK Day 2020: Honor the Antiwar Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement

By Abayomi Azikiwe Monday, January 20, marks the 91st birthday commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968). Since 1986, the federal government has recognized the third Monday in January as a national holiday where […]

French workers demonstrate over pension reforms
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France Disrupted by Unions Striking Over Pension Reforms

By Abayomi Azikiwe President Emmanuel Macron has been further exposed for his neo-liberal policies by proposing a series of pension reforms which have prompted a general strike among French workers. For over a month, hundreds […]

Santa Rita jail
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Santa Rita jail conditions worsen after prisoners’ strike

By Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee – Oakland Three weeks after a weeklong work stoppage and hunger strike inside Santa Rita Jail, conditions inside the Dublin, California facility have worsened and prisoners are suffering retaliation for […]

Chicago Teachers Strike during October 2019
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Chicago teachers strike settled

By Abayomi Azikiwe On October 17, 25,000 Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members walked off the job demanding better salaries and working conditions among other issues. The strike also was joined by members of the Service […]

McDonald's workers demand an end to sexual harassment at #FastFoodGlobal Day of Action strike in Detroit on Nov. 14
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Low-wage workers strike in Detroit

 By Detroit FW staff Almost 1000 low-wage workers, organized by Fight for $15, went on strike on Nov.12, 2019, and took the streets of Detroit, braving record cold temperatures and snow to demand unions for […]