Labor

  • What will it take for unions to survive Janus?

    Union members are mobilizing to protest the Janus case before the U.S. Supreme Court. SW asked three of our contributors about the stakes for labor.

  • West Virginia teachers hit the picket line

    Union teachers in West Virginia will begin a two-day strike to call for increased pay and a solution to rising health care costs.

  • Why did UC Berkeley police target a protester?

    A UC Berkeley student and Undergraduate Workers Union member tells what happened at a labor rally that led to an unjust arrest.

  • Seattle school bus drivers take on a bully

    The people who drive Seattle's children to school are facing a multinational corporation that won't provide health care or pensions.

  • First give bus drivers health care

    A Seattle educator explains the stakes for bus drivers who held a one-day strike in November against First Student.

  • Back to the 19th century at UPS

    The holiday season means big profits for UPS--and grueling working conditions for employees, including a 70-hour workweek for drivers.

  • Harvard's greed is showing

    Struggles to protect workers' and students' rights like the one at Harvard set an example of the kind of solidarity that's necessary.

  • Queens supermarket workers fight a lockout

    Meat and deli workers at four supermarkets in Queens and Long Island have been locked out after striking to demand a new contract.

  • DePaul's night guards need a living wage

    DePaul University night guards are planning a one-day strike, and students, faculty and staff are organizing to show their support.

  • When the teachers turned Chicago union red

    Five years ago, the Chicago Teachers Union won a major strike victory against Rahm Emanuel--but today, teachers face battles on multiple fronts.

  • High stakes in Burlington's schools showdown

    Teachers in Vermont's largest city are set to strike this week unless the school board comes up with a fair contract.

  • Squeezing San Diego county workers

    After months of working without a contract, members of SEIU Local 221 in San Diego County have authorized a strike.

  • Chicago auto mechanics reject a bad deal

    Striking mechanics at car dealerships around Chicago rejected the dealers' most recent offer and are standing firm on the picket line.

  • Dayton teachers are ready for a showdown

    This Ohio city could see its first teachers' strike in 24 years as a battle over the conditions in public schools comes to a head.

  • Causes of the union defeat at Nissan

    The bitter defeat for the UAW at Nissan's giant Mississippi plant adds urgency to the question of how to organize the South.

  • Spectrum strikers send a defiant message

    Workers and family members talk about the strike at Spectrum/Time Warner in New York and New Jersey, now in its fifth month.

  • These mechanics want to fix past concessions

    Some 1,700 auto mechanics in Chicago put down their tools and picked up picket signs, shutting down service at 130 dealerships.

  • What can turn the teachers' union around?

    West Virginia's history shows the potential for teachers to take action to better their conditions, rather than waiting on elections.

  • We are a sanctuary union

    A member of Teamsters Local 810 in New York explains how they passed a resolution declaring their local a "sanctuary union."

  • What will it take to get Baystate to say "uncle"?

    Nurses at Baystate Franklin Medical Center are tired of "working while exhausted," but the hospital is punishing them for striking.

  • Immigration police grab two more activists

    The federal government is continuing its war on immigrant workers fighting for their rights in Vermont with two more detentions.

  • Face to face with the Wendy's bosses

    Farmworkers and their supporters took on Wendy's executives on their own home turf: inside the company's shareholders meeting.

  • AT&T workers prepare for a three-day strike

    Some 40,000 CWA members in 36 states could hit the picket lines Friday in a battle over wages, incentive pay and outsourcing.

  • Let Sarah teach

    A Chicago special education teacher and determined activist has been plucked out of the classroom over a bogus accusation.

  • A fighter against the Teamsters old guard

    The Teamsters Local 705 leader came from a generation that took on the mob in the union--but he ended up on Hoffa's side.