Alice Herman is a 2020 – 2021 Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Fellow with In These Times.
The Big Business Behind Travel Nursing
During the Covid-19 pandemic, demand for nurses—already understaffed—surged to even higher levels, and travel nurses deployed to fill the gaps.
How Workers at Beverage Giant Refresco Defeated a “Notorious” Union Buster
Refresco has waged a prolonged and costly fight to stop the workers from unionizing.
IATSE Entertainment Workers Are on the Verge of Their First National Strike
Workers are targeting the streaming industry, which has profited massively during the pandemic.
Colectivo Is Now the Largest Unionized Coffee Chain in the U.S.—And More Could Follow
After months of waiting, the NLRB finally ruled that Colectivo workers have won their union.
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Black Teachers Defend Their Curriculum From Attacks on Critical Race Theory
With school boards becoming a battleground in the right-wing war on critical race theory, Milwaukee educators are standing up against racist censorship of American history.
“Justice Looks Like Abolition”: A Minneapolis Organizer on the Chauvin Verdict
While George Floyd’s killer was found guilty, Miski Noor of the Black Visions Collective says that true justice requires replacing policing with systems of care—and democratic control over public safety.
Colectivo Could Soon Become the Largest Unionized Coffee Chain in the U.S.
Workers at the coffee chain are resisting an aggressive union-busting campaign in their fight to organize.
The Illinois Legislature Just Voted to End Cash Bail. Here's How Organizers Made It Happen.
Illinois is poised to become the first state in the country to completely end the use of money bond.
Healthcare Workers Are Organizing Like Their Lives Depend On It
Faced with ongoing PPE shortages and employer obfuscation about deadly outbreaks, more hospital staff are seeing on-the-job solidarity as essential work.
Restaurant Workers Are Building Solidarity Amid the Pandemic
When workers at a pizza joint refused to train the people replacing them, they were fired. Now they're unionizing.
How Amy Coney Barrett's Appointment Would Escalate the War on Workers
A conversation with labor activist and legal scholar James Gray Pope.
Trump Is Inciting Racist Violence in Kenosha—And Democrats Are Complicit
Democrats are failing to articulate a clear moral vision that is opposed to Trump’s ultra-racist, law-and-order politics.
Organizing Against Police Unions Has Invigorated Hollywood’s Labor Movement, Members Say
An Upcoming Supreme Court Ruling Could Starve Public Schools—In Favor of Religious Ones
In Wisconsin, the Teamsters Faced a Revolt from Below