Labor

  • A big change in the S.F. teachers union

    The longtime president and numerous allies were defeated by candidates from the Educators for a Democratic Union caucus.

  • Walmart thinks it can make us disappear

    The retail giant says it's closing five of its stores for repairs--but the only thing that Walmart wants to "repair" is the growing activism of workers.

  • The meaning of social justice unionism

    Building a strong labor movement requires broadening the struggle beyond the demands of one union or industry to embrace class-wide demands.

  • Chicago teachers vs. Rahm: Round two

    The second contract showdown between Chicago teachers and Mayor Rahm Emanuel comes amid a harsh attack on Illinois public-sector unions.

  • What happened to employee free choice?

    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and the NLRB have put the brakes on a union representation vote at a California hospital.

  • Nurses push back at UCMC

    After a strike threat, nurses at the University of Chicago Medical Center reached a tentative deal that includes some victories.

  • Raising wages...and expectations, too

    Thousands of people will continue the Fight for 15 on April 15--which also happens to be the day that demonstrates inequality in America like no other.

  • Will the new agreement weaken the ILWU?

    A tentative agreement covering West Coast dockworkers appears to trade higher wages for possible concessions on future jobs.

  • LA teachers headed for a showdown

    As the school year begins to wind down, a major labor battle is looming in the country's second-largest school district.

  • Holding the line against Big Oil

    There's a tentative agreement in the strike at refineries across the country, but oil workers are staying on the picket line until local issues are resolved.

  • Solidarity in the heartland

    Concerns about health and safety on the job brought oil workers and fast-food workers together on a cold March day.

  • On strike against the next "accident"

    An explosion at an oil refinery in Southern California shows the high stakes in the oil workers' spreading strike against the energy giants.

  • Ready to walk at University of Oregon

    Members of the Graduate Teaching Fellow Federation are set to walk off the job at the University of Oregon.

  • Fighting the hunger games at Walmart

    Once again this year, Walmart workers will turn the busiest shopping day of the year into the busiest protest day at the country's largest retailer.

  • A comeback for the UTLA?

    New leaders for the Los Angeles teachers' union helped oust a superintendent and are gearing up for contract showdown.

  • Taking our union back in Seattle

    SEIU members in Seattle are organizing for free and fair elections to change the Local 6 leadership and revitalize their union.

  • A threat to all teachers and all unions

    The state-run school board in Philadelphia has torn up its contract with the teachers' union and imposed takeaways.

  • New contract ends Ohio teachers' strike

    Teachers in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, approved a new contract that makes progress on some issues, despite concessions on others.

  • The wrong strategy for Connecticut teachers

    The Connecticut Education Association endorsed a Democratic governor with a history of attacking teachers' unions.

  • Getting the union moving at NYU

    Members of a reform slate were elected onto the bargaining team for NYU's Graduate Student Organizing Committee.

  • No backing down in Reynoldsburg

    Teachers in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, are on the picket line and getting support from students and parents--despite the district's threats.

  • Teachers strike looms in Ohio

    With their threat to strike, teachers in the Reynoldsburg, Ohio, are taking a stand against corporate school "reform."

  • A strike lit the way at Juno

    Workers at the Juno Lighting Group manufacturing facility outside Chicago ended a five-day strike with a victory.

  • Boston school bus drivers won't back down

    Dozens of drivers have lost their jobs and a union activist has been arrested in the drive to break Boston's bus drivers' union.

  • Turning up the heat on the fast-food bosses

    Low-wage workers took part in civil disobedience across the country to call for a $15 an hour wage and a union.