Topic: Labor

  • Why I'm voting no on the contract at CUNY

    A member of the faculty and staff union at the City University of New York explains why he opposes ratification of a new deal.

  • On strike against an 84-hour workweek

    Ohio Teamsters are fighting an outrageous demand by International Paper bosses for almost unlimited mandatory overtime.

  • A campaign for Sakuma farmworkers

    Workers at Sakuma Bros. near Seattle are fighting for their first contract four years after a series of strikes launched their union.

  • 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.

  • The hidden horrors in poultry plants

    An Oxfam report has exposed the torturous conditions endured by poultry workers--but their situation is far from unique in the U.S.

  • 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?

  • Why I'm voting for MORE

    A New York City teacher makes the case for supporting the candidates of a social justice caucus in teachers' union elections.

  • Hotel pickets worked, so they were banned

    A federal court has issued an injunction against striking Verizon workers protesting outside the hotels housing scabs.

  • 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.

  • Is the NYPD running a scab escort service?

    When striking Verizon workers picketed replacement workers in Queens, cops gave the scabs a ride--and ran down a striker.

  • 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.

  • 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.