Topic: Labor

  • A pro-labor mayor for Chicago?

    Chicago unions are presenting mayoral candidate Chuy García as a champion of labor, but his record tells a different story.

  • Solidarity wins at Rutgers

    Faculty and graduate employees at Rutgers University overcame an intransigent management to win a tentative agreement.

  • 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.

  • A victory for NYU grad employees

    Members of the Graduate Student Organizing Committee at New York University set a milestone for labor with their contract agreement.

  • United blames the pilots

    With a leaked memo, United Airlines is trying to scapegoat pilots for the company's poor attention to safety.

  • The "okay-to-leech" laws

    It is long past time for labor to stop using the phrase "right-to-work," when these laws are about the right to freeload.

  • Why we stand with Young, Gifted and Black

    Teaching assistants at the University of Wisconsin approved a resolution in support of the Young, Gifted and Black Coalition.

  • 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.

  • Oil workers strike for their lives

    Safety is at the top of the list of concerns for the 3,800 oil refinery workers on the picket line at facilities across the country.

  • They're fighting McRacism

    McDonald's workers in Virginia are suing after they were racially harassed--and then fired for not "fitting the profile."

  • Ready to strike at MFY

    Workers at MFY Legal Services in New York are locked in a battle against corporate lawyers on the non-profit’s board.

  • Graduate student employees take on NYU

    Graduate employees are taking a strike authorization vote against one of the most corporate universities in the country.

  • 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.

  • Victims of DuPont in Texas

    Four workers are dead after the leak of a hazardous chemical at a DuPont plant that has a history of safety violations.

  • The spreading fight for 15

    In Oregon, the demand of low-wage workers for $15 an hour is moving from a distant dream to a growing reality.

  • A comeback for the UTLA?

    New leaders for the Los Angeles teachers' union helped oust a superintendent and are gearing up for contract showdown.

  • UPS's war on worker safety

    In the 1990s, UPS bought political influence to prevent laws that would challenge unsafe working conditions.

  • Political controversy flares up in the CTU

    A debate in the Chicago Teachers Union over the city's mayoral race raises important questions for the union.

  • Postal protesters exonerated

    After a judge dismissed charges against 10 protesters, they began planning more actions to defend the U.S. Postal Service.

  • Rosie still wants respect

    A few days before Halloween, picketers dressed like Rosie the Riveter lined up outside a San Francisco luxury hotel.

  • 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.