Labor

  • 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.

  • Kohler workers stand united

    Workers at Kohler in Wisconsin are fighting for a good contract for all union members by challenging two-tier wage schemes.

  • Teachers want MORE from the UFT

    New York City teachers committed to social justice met to strategize about building the fight for our schools and for a stronger union.

  • A high-stakes battle over education justice

    Chicago teachers are mobilizing for a new contract against threats of layoffs and budget cuts that would devastate public schools.

  • Battling Broad's charter attack in LA

    United Teachers Los Angeles has a major battle--one with national implications--on its hands over the future of public schools.

  • Workers expose B&H Photo Video

    A group of New York City warehouse workers are successfully standing up to retaliation against their efforts to win a union.

  • Selling old concessions in new bottles

    After UAW members rejected a tentative deal at Chrysler, union leaders reshuffled the deck and dealt another shaky hand.

  • Rahm threatens mass teacher layoffs

    Chicago's elite seems intent on detonating an explosive public schools crisis and forcing a showdown with the teachers' union.

  • Seattle teachers can fight for what they deserve

    A tentative agreement to end the strike of 5,000 Seattle educators contains important gains--but union activists say the deal isn't good enough.