Topic: Labor

  • What will it take for unions to survive Janus?

    Union members are mobilizing to protest the Janus case before the U.S. Supreme Court. SW asked three of our contributors about the stakes for labor.

  • West Virginia teachers hit the picket line

    Union teachers in West Virginia will begin a two-day strike to call for increased pay and a solution to rising health care costs.

  • Fed up with disrespect

    A striker explains how solid picket lines and solidarity helped win Seattle bus drivers a contract with First Student bus company.

  • Why did UC Berkeley police target a protester?

    A UC Berkeley student and Undergraduate Workers Union member tells what happened at a labor rally that led to an unjust arrest.

  • Forced out for standing up

    How can we defend workers who face retaliation from employers for standing up for their rights on the job?

  • Seattle school bus drivers take on a bully

    The people who drive Seattle's children to school are facing a multinational corporation that won't provide health care or pensions.

  • A power (still) greater than their hoarded gold

    A new book by longtime labor activist and author Kim Moody makes a convincing case for the revolutionary potential of today's working class.

  • City drivers get a new contract in Chicago

    After months of negotiations and a planned strike vote, city snowplow and garbage truck drivers in Chicago ratified a new contract.

  • Oakland workers fight to live in their city

    A one-week strike this month by public workers demanded that they make enough to get by in the gentrifying city they serve.

  • First give bus drivers health care

    A Seattle educator explains the stakes for bus drivers who held a one-day strike in November against First Student.

  • Back to the 19th century at UPS

    The holiday season means big profits for UPS--and grueling working conditions for employees, including a 70-hour workweek for drivers.

  • Part-time faculty send a message in Chicago

    Part-time faculty went on a two-day strike at Columbia College in Chicago--with students and full-time faculty by their side.

  • Graduate workers fight the GOP tax plan

    On more than 50 campuses, graduate students organized walkouts, grade-ins and rallies to protest the GOP tax plan that targets higher education.

  • OSU graduate students protest GOP attack

    Graduate students at Ohio State University are protesting the House Republican tax plan that would harm graduate education.

  • Queens supermarket workers fight a lockout

    Meat and deli workers at four supermarkets in Queens and Long Island have been locked out after striking to demand a new contract.

  • DePaul's night guards need a living wage

    DePaul University night guards are planning a one-day strike, and students, faculty and staff are organizing to show their support.

  • U of Chicago graduate workers get a union vote

    After many years of organizing, graduate employees at the University of Chicago finally have a chance to vote for a union.

  • Their "freedom" to attack our unions

    Hundreds of union members and activists protested a meeting of the right-wing, anti-union Evergreen Freedom Foundation.

  • Vermont teachers show they won't back down

    Last month's strike by Burlington teachers won modest salary gains and strengthened the union for the struggles to come.

  • Why Goodwill goes bad

    David Goudie saw a co-worker crushed to death because of unsafe conditions he had previously warned about--and then was fired from his job.

  • New York Teamsters stand for sanctuary

    Teamsters Joint Council 16, representing 120,000 workers in the New York area, has pledged to defend undocumented members.

  • Pension workers strike for their pensions

    Workers who handle health care and pension funds for several Seattle-area unions find themselves in a fight for their own benefits.

  • When the teachers turned Chicago union red

    Five years ago, the Chicago Teachers Union won a major strike victory against Rahm Emanuel--but today, teachers face battles on multiple fronts.

  • San Diego County workers deserve better

    Union leaders canceled a planned two-day strike by San Diego County workers and are recommending approval of a weak deal.

  • High stakes in Burlington's schools showdown

    Teachers in Vermont's largest city are set to strike this week unless the school board comes up with a fair contract.