Topic: Labor

  • 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.

  • She was only protecting a patient

    The video of a nurse arrested for defending a patient's rights shows both the brutality of police and the threats nurses face on the job.

  • Squeezing San Diego county workers

    After months of working without a contract, members of SEIU Local 221 in San Diego County have authorized a strike.

  • Not just signing cards

    In the wake of the UAW's loss at Nissan, it's clear that labor's dominant strategies for winning union representation aren't working.

  • Chicago auto mechanics reject a bad deal

    Striking mechanics at car dealerships around Chicago rejected the dealers' most recent offer and are standing firm on the picket line.

  • Dayton teachers are ready for a showdown

    This Ohio city could see its first teachers' strike in 24 years as a battle over the conditions in public schools comes to a head.

  • Their hidden power to cure a sick system

    Most debates about health care in the U.S. ignore the people who have the most power to change the system: nurses and other health care workers.

  • Causes of the union defeat at Nissan

    The bitter defeat for the UAW at Nissan's giant Mississippi plant adds urgency to the question of how to organize the South.

  • Spectrum strikers send a defiant message

    Workers and family members talk about the strike at Spectrum/Time Warner in New York and New Jersey, now in its fifth month.

  • These mechanics want to fix past concessions

    Some 1,700 auto mechanics in Chicago put down their tools and picked up picket signs, shutting down service at 130 dealerships.

  • When we beat the bosses

    The 1997 UPS strike that began 20 years ago showed that workers have the power to beat a corporate giant--and that labor's decline isn't inevitable.

  • 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.