Topic: Labor

  • Standing up for Philly teachers

    Thousands flooded the street in front of the Philadelphia school district headquarters to protest an attack on teachers.

  • Setting the record straight about SEIU 1021

    An ISO member in the Bay Area answers a critique that he and SEIU Local 1021 promoted concessions and shilled for San Francisco's mayor.

  • What made the "tightest ship"?

    "The tightest ship in the shipping business" was created by systematically breaking the power of the Teamsters union.

  • 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.

  • The first steps to take on Ebola

    National Nurses United is fighting to protect front-line health care workers against a system that isn't prepared for Ebola.

  • New contract ends Ohio teachers' strike

    Teachers in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, approved a new contract that makes progress on some issues, despite concessions on others.

  • 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.

  • The wrong strategy for Connecticut teachers

    The Connecticut Education Association endorsed a Democratic governor with a history of attacking teachers' unions.

  • An UPSurge at the package king

    The rank-and-file group UPSurge had an impact far beyond its size--and its legacy can still be felt at UPS today.

  • A Texas union stands with Salaita

    The Texas State Employees Union general assembly unanimously passed a resolution in support of fired professor Steven Salaita.

  • Getting the union moving at NYU

    Members of a reform slate were elected onto the bargaining team for NYU's Graduate Student Organizing Committee.

  • UW contract deadline looms

    Unions at the University of Washington have come together to fight for better working conditions and a living wage.

  • 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.

  • Where is labor in Ferguson?

    It is imperative that unions reach out to African Americans as partners in the struggle for economic and social rights.

  • 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.

  • Unrest at Big Brown

    UPS became the company it is today during the 1950s and '60s, but its aggressive pursuit of profit stirred anger among workers.

  • What does tech mean for the left?

    It's important to take stock of the growing digital workforce and what it means for Marxist theory and socialist practice.

  • 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.

  • Can the teachers' unions come back?

    The NEA and AFT conventions this month come amid a growing debate over how teachers' unions can resist corporate education reform.