Labor

  • 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.

  • Disrupting the low-wage status quo

    Low-wage workers in some 340 cities plan to take part in protests and strikes to call for a $15 an hour minimum wage and a union.

  • SEPTA workers strike back

    Philadelphia transit workers are walking the picket line despite political pressure after facing months of stonewalling in bargaining.

  • Harvard dining workers claim a victory

    A 22-day strike forced the world's richest university to retreat from its demands for concessions from dining services workers.

  • Chicago teachers get a tentative agreement

    Following months of mobilizations and a strike threat that won key demands, Chicago teachers will vote on a proposed contract.

  • Dining workers draw the line at Harvard

    Hundreds of dining service workers are on strike at Harvard to win a living wage and health insurance that guarantees access.

  • Ready to strike for Chicago's schools

    Chicago teachers have authorized a walkout and set a mid-October strike date in a show of determination to defend their jobs and public education.

  • The Tribune of the oppressors

    The Chicago Tribune says that the Chicago Teachers Union strike authorization vote was undemocratic, but consider the source.

  • Are Chicago teachers headed toward a strike?

    A battle between Chicago's budget-slashing mayor, a union-busting governor and determined teachers could lead to a second strike in four years.