Labor

  • What's behind the tough talk?

    The American Federation of Teachers convention was full of militant rhetoric to cover union leaders' continued concessions.

  • How we got safer staffing

    Emergency room nurses and staff won improved staffing levels when they stood together and refused overtime.

  • Workers swing for the fences

    At San Francisco's baseball stadium, concession workers organized by UNITE HERE Local 2 have ratified a new contract.

  • Time to wake up and get ready for a fight

    A California teacher argues that a state court decision overturning tenure and seniority needs to be confronted head-on.

  • A critical moment for schools

    The president of the Massachusetts state teachers' union explains why rank-and-file educators are getting organized.

  • How UC grad employees won

    University of California student workers ratified a strong contract after months of organizing at the grassroots.

  • Occupy turns to Stop Staples

    Occupy activists in San Francisco have taken up the campaign to stop the privatization of the U.S. Post Office.

  • Moms on strike at Walmart

    Working mothers at Walmart took part in strikes and other actions to draw attention to low wages and rotten working conditions.

  • What we learned from the bus drivers' strike

    A solidarity activist looks at the conclusions Vermont bus drivers and their supporters have drawn after a successful strike.

  • Muni operators stage sickout

    San Francisco's municipal transit system was crippled by a sickout by operators who want fair pay and dignity on the job.

  • Solidarity saved my job

    A Vermont social worker and union activist talks about the struggles to save his job and make his union stronger.

  • A global city fights for 15

    Rahm Emanuel's vision of Chicago as a "global city" is opposed to minimum-wage workers fighting for their rights.

  • Without us, patients suffer

    Nurses say that San Francisco General Hospital is severely understaffed--and patients are severely underserved.

  • Continuing the fight for democracy in the IAM

    Two leaders of the opposition to the IAM leadership reflect on the recent International elections and the battles ahead.

  • Ditching at-the-door delivery?

    Union letter carriers are organizing against U.S. Postal Service attempts to "convert" to new mail delivery methods.

  • UW can afford a living wage

    Union members at University of Washington Medical Center are putting living wages for all workers at the center of their struggle.

  • Davids take the fight to Goliath's home

    McDonald's workers traveled from dozens of cities to deliver a message to the fast-food giant at its annual shareholders' meeting: $15 and a union.

  • For a more democratic union

    A executive board member of the University of California grad employees union talks about the struggles that lie ahead.

  • Anger brewing over NYC teachers' contract

    New York City teachers want to know: Why are leaders of the United Federation of Teachers selling the city's contract offer so hard?

  • UIC faculty win first contracts

    Faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago ratified their first union contract won after the threat of an open-ended strike.

  • Answering the wake-up call for teachers' unions

    Two Berkeley teachers discuss social justice unionism--the alternative to the old model for teachers' unions.

  • We should be voting "no"

    A New York City teachers makes the case for a "no" vote on the proposed union contract--both for love and for money.

  • Fast-food workers put their issues on the table

    Fast-food workers took to the streets for their fifth day of strikes and protests in the campaign for a $15 minimum wage and a union.

  • A step toward RESPECT

    A reform candidate for Seattle Education Association president looks to the struggles ahead to build a strong union.

  • A fork in the road for teachers' unions?

    The contrast between a concessionary contract in New York and victories for militants in other cities highlights a strategic divide in teachers unions.