Our Future to Write and Own

My favorite old union song has always been “Solidarity Forever.” It never fails to inspire and remind me of the power that working people have when they come together to rewrite the rules of our broken economy. This lyric, from Ralph Chaplin’s original, I find particularly moving: All the world that’s owned by idle drones […]

NWU Attends Union Conference in Las Vegas

As members of UAW Local 1981, we’re well aware that our union is composed of more than just autoworkers. This fact was brought into sharp relief in January at the UAW’s 2019 TOP, Competitive Shop/IPS, and Gaming Departments Conference in Las Vegas. The event brought together locals representing just about every industry outside of the […]

Workplace Safety in a Hotter Climate

Smoke from Canadian wildfires choked the air in Whatcom County on July 31, the day Honesto Silva Ibarra collapsed at a Bellingham clinic after working in the blueberry fields at Sarbanand Farms in Sumas. A week later, he died at Harborview Medical Center. In the middle of a heat wave, a supervisor allegedly ignored his […]