Labor

  • 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.

  • Golan can't move without us

    Workers at Golan Moving and Storage outside Chicago walked out on strike to say "no more" to wage theft and abusive treatment.

  • Yes, McDonald's is the boss

    Fast-food workers celebrated a ruling that will hold big chains like McDonald's accountable for labor practices at franchises.

  • AFT leaders talk tough...while backing down

    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.