Shane Burley is a writer and filmmaker based in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of Fascism Today: What It IS and How to End It (AK Press). His work has appeared in Jacobin, Alternet, Political Research Associates, Waging Nonviolence, Labor Notes, ThinkProgress, ROAR Magazine and Upping the Anti. Follow him on Twitter: @shane_burley1.
Workers Just Organized the First Federally-Recognized Fast Food Union in the U.S.
As a crowd of 100 protesters surrounded a Burgerville fast-food restaurant in Portland, Oregon on April 26, management simply watched from a distance as a familiar scene played out. The demonstration marked the two-year anniversary... MORE
Working · May 10, 2018
Fascism in the United States Can’t Be Defeated Without a Mass Movement
A broad-front approach means drawing from a range of social movements—all those harmed by the reactionary right. MORE
Features · November 28, 2017
Oregon Canvassers Workers Push for Unionization at Union-Funded Workplace
Seven workers and union activists head toward the office on September 17, just before the morning shift begins, debating how to enter. Should they all parade in together? What if lower management is out... MORE
Working · November 4, 2014
Street Canvassing for Good Causes: The Worst Job in Town?
Outside of coffee shops and bookstores, crowded Whole Foods stores and worker-run co-ops nationwide, you‘re bound to find canvassers asking for donations or signatures in support of a host of causes.... MORE
Working · August 13, 2014
Hired Pro-Marijuana Canvassers Demand Their Promised Pay
A crew of nine marijuana legalization canvassers walked off their jobs and into the Portland office of the Industrial Workers of the World June 5, looking to form a union. The workers at the... MORE
Working · June 17, 2014