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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Washington, D.C., Teachers Union Wrestles with the Legacy of Michelle Rhee
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Tuesday’s Baltimore Primary Results Mean a $15 Minimum Wage Is Likely Coming Soon
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Teamsters Activists Move To Prevent Slashing of Hundreds of Thousands of Retirees’ Pensions
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Demanding an End to Citizens United, 300 ‘Democracy Awakening’ Protesters Arrested at U.S. Capitol
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A&P Supermarket Chain Stiffs 21,000 Pensioners, Government Will Pick Up $288 Million Tab
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Did a Virginia School for Saudi Arabia Diplomatic Staff’s Children Fire Teachers for Organizing?
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Los Angeles Charter Teachers Say Their Administration Is Aggressively Trying To Bust Their Union
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“I often had to skip meals”: Senate Dining Room Workers Want a Union, Say They’re Living in Poverty
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Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley Back New IKEA Union Organizing Drive
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Oxfam Calls Out ‘Big Chicken’ for Rampant Labor Abuses
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Teamsters Say Union Buster C&S Wholesale Grocers Aims To Kill Jobs at Safeway
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33 Workers Dead After U.S. Cargo Ship Lost at Sea. Could It Have Been Prevented?
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Adjuncts Win Union Contract at Maryland Institute College of Art
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Even the Wall Street Journal Smells a Rat in A&P Supermarkets Bankruptcy
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Teamsters Protest as Treasury Debates Allowing Pension Cuts for 1.5 Million Retirees
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Just in Time for Labor Day, NLRB Rules in Favor of Hooters Workers
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More Bad News for A&P Supermarket Workers as Judge OKs Assaults on Union Contracts
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IKEA Says It’s “Socially Responsible.” So Why Are Workers Accusing It of Union-Busting?
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UE Organizing Director Bob Kingsley Prepares To Step Down, But Lefty Union Shows No Signs of Slowing
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Union President: Supermarket Chain A&P Will Fire 25,000 Grocery Workers
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You Can Bet on These Racetrack Workers To Fight for a Raise From Their Billionaire Boss
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Bankruptcy Judge Gives Go-Ahead for Mass Firings of Unionized A&P Grocery Workers
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Grocery Chain A&P’s Financial Meltdown Could Leave Thousands of Union Workers Jobless
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Teamster Retirees’ Campaign Against Pension Cuts Draws Support from Bernie Sanders
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In China, Walmart Is Unionized, But Workers Have No Power on the Job
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Applebee’s Is Trying To Limit Workers’ Ability to Sue the Company When Their Wages Are Stolen
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Daniel Tobin and the Rise of the Teamsters Union
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After Freddie Gray Protests, Baltimore Unions Demand End to “Trickle-down” Neighborhood Development
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Does General Motors Matter Anymore?
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Some Union Pension Cuts Likely As New Federal Rules Take Shape
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Obama Promises Rare Veto As House Votes to Slow Down Union Elections, Curb NLRB
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Acknowledging “Ugly History of Racism” in Labor Movement, AFL-CIO Creates New Commission on Race
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Did Jimmy John’s Fire Yet Another Worker for Supporting a Union?
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20,000 Delta Flight Attendants Prepare for ‘Biggest [Union] Drive In the History of the Industry’
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Goucher College Adjuncts Expect Union Victory As Organizing Spreads in Maryland
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Atlanta Stagehands Fight ‘Labor Pimps’ Pushing Temp Work, Low Wages
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Senate Confirms Obama’s Labor Board Choice Ahead of GOP Senate Takeover
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Bankruptcy Court Ruling Helps Anti-Union Grocer Slash Benefits and Pensions for 1,100 Workers
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Baltimore Teens Take Out the Trash
Youth battle a waste incinerator.
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Postal Workers Push Back Against Privatization and Post Office Closures
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Republicans Chalk Up a Victory After Forcing Obama to Withdraw Labor Board Nominee
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After Public Radio Station Hires Notorious Union-Buster, Employees Likely to Lose Union Vote
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Teamsters Warehouse Workers Face a Bankruptcy Court Designed to Protect Bosses, Not Workers
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New Republican Bill Would Paralyze National Labor Relations Board
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In Pennsylvania, Labor Poised to Unseat Corbett in November Elections
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Student Labor Activists Renew Spirit of 1964 Freedom Summer
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Fast-Food Workers Bite Back at Jimmy John’s Sandwich Shops
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Radio Silence Is Union Strategy at Baltimore Public Broadcasting Station
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