Topic: Labor

  • 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.

  • Forced out for standing up

    How can we defend workers who face retaliation from employers for standing up for their rights on the job?

  • 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.

  • A power (still) greater than their hoarded gold

    A new book by longtime labor activist and author Kim Moody makes a convincing case for the revolutionary potential of today's working class.

  • City drivers get a new contract in Chicago

    After months of negotiations and a planned strike vote, city snowplow and garbage truck drivers in Chicago ratified a new contract.

  • Oakland workers fight to live in their city

    A one-week strike this month by public workers demanded that they make enough to get by in the gentrifying city they serve.

  • 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.

  • Part-time faculty send a message in Chicago

    Part-time faculty went on a two-day strike at Columbia College in Chicago--with students and full-time faculty by their side.

  • Graduate workers fight the GOP tax plan

    On more than 50 campuses, graduate students organized walkouts, grade-ins and rallies to protest the GOP tax plan that targets higher education.

  • OSU graduate students protest GOP attack

    Graduate students at Ohio State University are protesting the House Republican tax plan that would harm graduate education.

  • 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.

  • U of Chicago graduate workers get a union vote

    After many years of organizing, graduate employees at the University of Chicago finally have a chance to vote for a union.

  • Their "freedom" to attack our unions

    Hundreds of union members and activists protested a meeting of the right-wing, anti-union Evergreen Freedom Foundation.

  • Vermont teachers show they won't back down

    Last month's strike by Burlington teachers won modest salary gains and strengthened the union for the struggles to come.

  • Why Goodwill goes bad

    David Goudie saw a co-worker crushed to death because of unsafe conditions he had previously warned about--and then was fired from his job.

  • New York Teamsters stand for sanctuary

    Teamsters Joint Council 16, representing 120,000 workers in the New York area, has pledged to defend undocumented members.

  • Pension workers strike for their pensions

    Workers who handle health care and pension funds for several Seattle-area unions find themselves in a fight for their own benefits.

  • 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.

  • San Diego County workers deserve better

    Union leaders canceled a planned two-day strike by San Diego County workers and are recommending approval of a weak deal.

  • 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.

  • She was only protecting a patient

    The video of a nurse arrested for defending a patient's rights shows both the brutality of police and the threats nurses face on the job.

  • 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.

  • Not just signing cards

    In the wake of the UAW's loss at Nissan, it's clear that labor's dominant strategies for winning union representation aren't working.