Labor

  • Victor Diaz is still fighting for justice

    A Vermont farmworker activist who was detained by ICE, but released after a solidarity campaign explains the stakes in this struggle for justice.

  • There's more to fight for at CUNY

    The CUNY faculty and staff union has a tentative deal, but the fight for the wages and conditions that members deserve goes on.

  • More accomplishments in the UFT

    Opponents of the leaders of the New York City teachers' union made gains in recent elections based on a social justice platform.

  • How do we get all the way to 15 in Oregon?

    An Oregon law raising the minimum wage fell short of $15 an hour--and of workers' hopes that they would get a living wage.

  • Verizon battle continues on the first day back

    Verizon management wanted to re-establish control over the workplace after the strike ended, but its plans backfired spectacularly.

  • What can labor learn from the Verizon strike?

    It's a rare outcome these days: A corporate powerhouse forced to back down by a solid strike with wide public support. So how did it happen?

  • Political science lessons from Verizon strikers

    The victory won by 39,000 union members at Verizon is a reminder of organized labor's history--and a statement about politics today.

  • We took a stand against corporate power

    A CWA shop steward explains why Verizon strikers believe they've won a victory on balance--and provided solid ground for future struggles.

  • A doomsday threat for Chicago schools

    The bosses of the Chicago Public Schools system are once again raising the stakes on teachers and students with devastating cuts.

  • Verizon strikers stand strong in the capital

    As the strike against Verizon entered a sixth week, union members and their supporters marched and rallied in Washington, D.C.

  • What can we do to win the war at Verizon?

    A Verizon worker and CWA shop steward assesses the state of the largest U.S. strike in recent years and makes the case for a way forward.

  • Who's "overpaid" at Verizon?

    Verizon wants to portray strikers as greedy for more pay, but the bosses are the ones getting the bloated paychecks--and for what?

  • Detroit teachers are sick of the schools crisis

    A two-day sickout by Detroit teachers brought renewed attention to the damage being inflicted on the public school system.

  • Campaigning for social justice in the UFT

    The candidate of a UFT social justice caucus running for president of the New York City teachers' union talks about her campaign.

  • The next fight for the CTU

    Chicago teachers are weighing their options, including a possible strike, as the fight for their union and for public schools goes on.

  • This strike needs to be a line in the sand

    The walkout at Verizon, now in its third week, is an important battle for everyone who wants to stop the relentless war on the working class.

  • Aramark workers notch a win at Loyola

    Solidarity from students was key to winning a new contract for dining hall workers at Loyola University in Chicago.

  • The Tribune blows its top

    Chicago's leading paper resurrected rhetoric out of the robber-baron era to heap abuse on the teachers' union for daring to fight back.

  • What we're fighting for on April 1

    Chicago teachers, unionists and community members explain why they're taking part in a day of action, with a one-day teachers' strike at its core.

  • How can Chicago teachers win again?

    Members of the Chicago Teachers Union could soon be on the picket line again in the face of attacks by a Democratic mayor and Republican governor.

  • A special Valentine for public-sector workers

    Without Scalia, the Supreme Court probably won't rule against public-sector unions in the Friedrichs case--but the fight isn't over.

  • Chicago teachers answer back

    Threatened with layoffs and a unilateral pay cut, the Chicago Teachers Union organized a big protest to show that it won't be bullied.

  • Detroit teachers want broken schools fixed

    After a series of sick-outs, Detroit teachers have put the shameful condition of the city's schools before the eyes of the world.

  • Labor's fight-or-die moment

    The Friedrichs case, heard by the U.S. Supreme Court last week, is about smashing the power of the last well-organized section of labor.

  • Teachers turn up the heat on Rahm

    Chicago's City Hall is reeling from a police violence scandal, but teachers are about to give Mayor Rahm Emanuel another worry.