Bruce Vail is a Bal­ti­more-based free­lance writer with decades of expe­ri­ence cov­er­ing labor and busi­ness sto­ries for news­pa­pers, mag­a­zines and new media. He was a reporter for Bloomberg BNA’s Dai­ly Labor Report, cov­er­ing col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing issues in a wide range of indus­tries, and a mar­itime indus­try reporter and edi­tor for the Jour­nal of Com­merce, serv­ing both in the newspaper’s New York City head­quar­ters and in the Wash­ing­ton, D.C. bureau.
Vail has also worked inside the labor movement as a staff writer, researcher and editor for the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (AFL-CIO). Based in the Washington, D.C. office, Bruce helped produce the union’s various publications and also worked on organizing and legislative projects between 1996 and 2005.Currently living in Baltimore, Md., Bruce has been a member of The Newspaper Guild-Communications Workers of America, and the Office and Professional Employees International Union.
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These Hotel Workers Say They Shouldn’t Have to Work Multiple Jobs to Make Ends Meet
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What Spurred a 98% Strike Vote by LA Teachers? Plutocrats Pushing Charter Schools
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Trump’s NLRB Is Back in Action After Its Ethics Scandal—And It’s Not Good for Workers
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“No More Racist Bosses”: Why Workers at a Suburban Target Store Are Protesting
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Workplace Deaths Are Rising. Trump-Era Budget Cuts Could Make It Worse.
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A New Model for Progressive Politics in the Heart of Deindustrialization
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Bernie’s Platform Could Win in Maryland’s Gov. Race, With Support From Clinton Voters
Former NAACP President Ben Jealous is building a broad coalition of progressives to take out a popular GOP governor in Maryland.
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Inside the Trump Administration’s Plan to Shrink the NLRB
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Trump NLRB Appointee Behind Major Anti-Union Ruling Accused of Corruption
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Here’s Why These 3 Rank-And-File Union Members Are Running for Maryland Public Office
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Is China’s Labor Federation Willing to Stand Up for Workers Against Walmart?
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Fight for $15 Just Scored a Big Win in Maryland. We Have Unions to Thank.
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How Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Hate Is Galvanizing Hotel Workers to Fight Back
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In D.C.’s Wealthiest Suburbs, It’s Round 2 in the Fight for $15
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Target Workers in Rural Virginia Just Launched a Wildcat Strike
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Baltimore Politicians Are Letting Union Jobs Die While Making Way for Luxury Real Estate
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Organizers Say Quaint Baltimore Seafood Business Masks Shocking Labor Abuses
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Jimmy John’s Fired Workers for Making a ‘Disloyal’ Meme. A Court Just Ruled That’s Okay.
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GM To Colombian Workers Injured On the Job: You’re On Your Own
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Maryland Governor Vetoes Sick Leave. Progressives Declare War.
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Behind the Big AT&T Strike: Years of Shipping Jobs Overseas
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Food Workers Take On Fowl Play at Tyson—And Win Better Conditions
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Union Actors and Musicians Fight Trump’s Attacks on the Arts
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Nestlé’s Makes the Very Best? Georgia Workers Vote To Unionize
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Baltimore’s Democratic Mayor Breaks Promise, Vetoes $15 Minimum Wage Bill
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Paid Sick Leave Bill Provokes Showdown in Maryland
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Despite Some Union Support, Trump’s New Labor Pick Would Be Terrible for Workers
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Union Moves Ahead at American University: “Time To Bring Academia into the 21st Century”
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BREAKING—Andrew Puzder, Trump’s Pick for Labor Secretary, Is Out
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Early Optimism Crushed in Maryland’s Fight for $15
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Republican Victory in Missouri Means “Right-to-Work” For Less
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After String of Defeats, Workers Win Union at Baltimore Gas & Electric
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How the American Postal Workers Union Scored One of its Biggest Wins Ever
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Kentucky Right-to-Work Law Now a Question of When, Not If
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Delivery Drivers Sue Amazon Over Misclassification, Failure to Pay Overtime and the Minimum Wage
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Zuckerman Gives Hoffa a Run for His Money in Squeaker of a Teamsters Vote
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Labor Board Says Trump Broke the Law, Orders Him to Negotiate with Las Vegas Union
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Zuckerman Thinks He Can Beat Hoffa and Win the Teamsters Election
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IATSE Hopes Atlanta Win Will Help Spur Organizing in the South
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Meet the Baltimore Activists Trying to Stop the Next Oil Train Explosion
Baltimore residents campaign against the rail transport of highly flammable crude oil through residential neighborhoods.
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Part-Time Faculty Union On a Roll in Washington-Baltimore Area
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Baltimore’s Democratic City Council Kills $15 Minimum Wage Bill, For Now
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National Democrats Back $15 Minimum Wage. Baltimore Dems, Not So Much.
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Senate Dining Room Workers Win $1 Million in Back Wages
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Wall Street Vultures May Have Wrecked the Central States Pension Fund
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Baltimore May Be the Next City to Adopt a $15 Minimum Wage
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Rolling Strike By Teamsters at US Foods Aims to Protect Union Jobs
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Teamster Retirees Win Surprise Victory, Force Government Not To Slash Their Pensions
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