Topic: Labor

  • A rising sea of red against Verizon

    Verizon workers are rallying in the thousands and confronting scabs in the biggest strike to hit the U.S. in years.

  • California's $15-an-hour win

    What does California's decision to raise the minimum wage mean for low-wage workers--and the labor movement?

  • 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.

  • Lessons from a day of defiance

    The April 1 strike by Chicago teachers triggered a racist backlash from police--and a discussion in the movement over how to build solidarity.

  • Standing up to Verizon's war on unions

    Workers at Verizon are in a do-or-die battle with a corporation that is raking in profits, but won't rest until it breaks the power of their unions.

  • Fighting for our union wages

    Carpenters protested a contractor using non-union labor on a shopping mall in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

  • Part-time and poorly paid on campus

    The job of teaching in universities has been transformed just like other occupations: Academic workers are doing more for less.

  • Striking for the city we deserve

    Thousands of people united behind the Chicago Teachers Union on the picket line and in the streets to fight austerity measures hitting all workers.

  • 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.

  • We need action to save Chicago schools

    Faced with threats of layoffs and a pay cut, "furlough days" and slashed school budgets, Chicago teachers are preparing to fight back.

  • Taking sides with the Chicago teachers

    More than 200 people gathered for a rally to hear unionists and activists pledge their solidarity with the Chicago Teachers Union.

  • 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.

  • Oregon's low-wage emergency

    Activists gathered to protest at the Oregon's Capitol, linking the fight for 15 with the struggle for affordable housing.

  • Why was UFT left behind on parental leave?

    The struggle for paid parental leave could help rebuild the power of New York City's United Federation of Teachers.

  • 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.

  • When justice was in the air in Wisconsin

    Five years ago, union workers and their supporters descended on Wisconsin's capitol to protest union-busting legislation.

  • 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.

  • What caused the wildcat on the docks?

    A short-lived work stoppage by East Coast longshore workers raises questions about the power of a little-known commission.

  • Rahm declares war on Chicago teachers

    The city's threat to lay off 1,000 teachers and cut the pay of Chicago Teachers Union members is at the heart of a new battle over public schools.

  • 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.

  • Why is the UFT so undemocratic?

    Members of New York City's teachers' union will elect top officials this spring, but the outcome is tilted toward the status quo.

  • 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.

  • Kohler strikers need solidarity

    Workers on strike against Kohler's two-tier wage system urgently need solidarity--and some labor activists are answering the call.

  • 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.