Topic: Labor

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Their hidden power to cure a sick system

    Most debates about health care in the U.S. ignore the people who have the most power to change the system: nurses and other health care workers.

  • 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.

  • When we beat the bosses

    The 1997 UPS strike that began 20 years ago showed that workers have the power to beat a corporate giant--and that labor's decline isn't inevitable.

  • Calling for decent jobs

    The author of a new book on call centers discusses the changing face of labor--and the potential for organizing these workers.

  • The myth of the "Rust Belt reactionaries"

    The U.S. is strewn with the wreckage of neoliberalism, including across the Midwest, where its victims are blamed for Trump's victory last fall.

  • Beyond their caricature of the working class

    The media analysis of Trump voters ignores the reality of the working class today--and it caricatures the workers it does acknowledge.

  • On the picket line with the Tufts nurses

    Registered nurses at Tufts Medical Center are demanding that a profitable hospital prioritize patient safety and decent salaries.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Victims of UPS's deadly drive for profit

    The mass shooting at a San Francisco hub is upsetting for those of us who work at UPS, but it doesn't come as a real surprise.

  • Scott's anti-teacher agenda in Vermont

    Vermont Gov. Phil Scott is taking aim at teachers' health benefits as part of a larger effort to impose austerity in pubic education.

  • Sakuma workers win their first contract

    Five years of organizing by farmworkers paid off when members of Familias Unidas por la Justicia ratified their first agreement.

  • When caregivers go on strike

    Members of the New York nurses union and 1199SEIU walked off the job to protest the for-profit health care company Fresenius.