Topic: Labor

  • Calling for decent jobs

    The author of a new book on call centers discusses the changing face of labor--and the potential for organizing these workers.

  • The myth of the "Rust Belt reactionaries"

    The U.S. is strewn with the wreckage of neoliberalism, including across the Midwest, where its victims are blamed for Trump's victory last fall.

  • Beyond their caricature of the working class

    The media analysis of Trump voters ignores the reality of the working class today--and it caricatures the workers it does acknowledge.

  • On the picket line with the Tufts nurses

    Registered nurses at Tufts Medical Center are demanding that a profitable hospital prioritize patient safety and decent salaries.

  • What can turn the teachers' union around?

    West Virginia's history shows the potential for teachers to take action to better their conditions, rather than waiting on elections.

  • What will it take to get Baystate to say "uncle"?

    Nurses at Baystate Franklin Medical Center are tired of "working while exhausted," but the hospital is punishing them for striking.

  • Victims of UPS's deadly drive for profit

    The mass shooting at a San Francisco hub is upsetting for those of us who work at UPS, but it doesn't come as a real surprise.

  • Scott's anti-teacher agenda in Vermont

    Vermont Gov. Phil Scott is taking aim at teachers' health benefits as part of a larger effort to impose austerity in pubic education.

  • Sakuma workers win their first contract

    Five years of organizing by farmworkers paid off when members of Familias Unidas por la Justicia ratified their first agreement.

  • When caregivers go on strike

    Members of the New York nurses union and 1199SEIU walked off the job to protest the for-profit health care company Fresenius.

  • Workers are exposing B&H abuse

    The fight for justice continues at B&H Photo Video, which is trying to bust a newly formed union by moving warehouse jobs.

  • Face to face with the Wendy's bosses

    Farmworkers and their supporters took on Wendy's executives on their own home turf: inside the company's shareholders meeting.

  • Organizing SeaTac for 15

    A new book examines the campaign for a living wage for Seattle airport workers in the larger context of the employers' offensive.

  • AT&T workers take a big step by walking out

    Workers at AT&T Mobility picketed stores across the country during a three-day strike and learned fighting lessons for the future.

  • AT&T workers prepare for a three-day strike

    Some 40,000 CWA members in 36 states could hit the picket lines Friday in a battle over wages, incentive pay and outsourcing.

  • Grand theft workers' wages

    A new report reveals widespread wage theft in the U.S., highlighting one of the many ways companies make profits off workers.

  • New School, same old union-busting

    The New School, a private college in New York with a progressive reputation, is trying to block student workers from unionizing.

  • Let Sarah teach

    A Chicago special education teacher and determined activist has been plucked out of the classroom over a bogus accusation.

  • A fighter against the Teamsters old guard

    The Teamsters Local 705 leader came from a generation that took on the mob in the union--but he ended up on Hoffa's side.

  • Tufts nurses are ready to fight

    Nurses at Tufts Medical Center in Boston are sending a message to management to stop stalling on contract talks.

  • The strike that challenged a giant and won

    On the anniversary of a strike against Verizon, two workers discuss the importance of their victory and the lessons it holds for organizing in the Trump era.

  • Hey Rauner, do your job!

    Some 1,500 Illinois state workers and their supporters picketed a fundraiser for Gov. Bruce Rauner to demand that he negotiate.

  • When will it be time for labor to fight?

    I feel that we are in a unique moment where the anger at neoliberalism and Trump has gained a mass expression in our unions.

  • CPE1's principal has to go

    Parents have banded together with teachers at a public elementary school in New York City to demand a change in leadership.

  • The UAW takes aim at Nissan

    A United Auto Workers organizing drive in Mississippi has showed a militant spirit, but will it succeed where others fell short?