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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Second Time the Charm for Virgin America Flight Attendants (UPDATED)
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Finally, Obama Uses Power of ‘Phone and Pen’ for Workers
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New Bill Defines Labor Rights As Civil Rights
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Atlantic City Workers Stunned As Casino Economy Begins to Crash
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Hospital Union Claims Victory in Johns Hopkins Contract Fight
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Working Families Make Promising Debut in Maryland Elections
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Labor in History: Mobtown and the Stirring of America’s Unions
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‘Rosie the Riveters’ Storm National Zoo
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‘$10.10 is Not Enough,’ Federal Contract Workers Tell Obama
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Booming Business, But Falling Wages, in California Grocery Stores
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College Adjuncts Union Scores Victory at Maryland Institute College of Art
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Pilots Win Union and Break Barrier at JetBlue
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Jewish and Labor Leaders Flock To Defend Teachers at Perelman Jewish Day School
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Striking Workers Shame Prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital Over Low Pay
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Maryland To Raise Minimum Wage to $10.10 an Hour—But Only After Foot-Dragging From Some Dems
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Is Perelman Jewish Day School the Hobby Lobby of Union-Busting?
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Rejecting TPP, AFL-CIO’s Trumka Calls for ‘Global New Deal’
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Academic Labor Unrest Spreads to Maryland Colleges (UPDATED)
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Unite Here Chief Blasts Obama Over ACA
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Amazon Warehouse Workers to Take Wage Suit to Supreme Court
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Teamsters Back School Bus Drivers in Fight Against ‘Rampant’ Wage Theft
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Booming Business at Alabama Shipyard Fuels New Union Campaign
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Does Steve Early’s ‘Save Our Unions’ Have a Message for Chattanooga?
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Anti-Fracking Fight Heats Up in Maryland
Baltimore's march against the proposed Cove Point project was the largest environmental protest in the city's history.
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It’s Official: Obama Signs Minimum Wage Hike for Some Federal Contract Workers
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Flight Attendants Reach Truce with United Airlines Over ‘Involuntary Furloughs’
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United Airlines Gets Tough on Flight Attendants Union
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Obama Promises $10.10 an Hour to Federal Contract Workers, But Details Are Fuzzy
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Disney’s Magic Kingdom Losing Its Sparkle For Workers
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Maryland Unions Hit Jobs Jackpot with New Casinos
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Unite Here Campaign Takes Flight at Baltimore-Washington Airport
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Uncle Sam’s Hiring Practices
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This Thanksgiving, Spare a Moment to Consider Turkey Plant Workers
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Maryland’s Keystone Pipeline Lite Reignites Green vs. Blue Fight
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Labor’s Maine Man
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For Goodwill’s Disabled Workers, Spotlight Is On Subminimum Wage
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Workers Battle With Grocery Chains Over Obamacare Implementation
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The National Labor Relations Board Is Back at Full Throttle
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Only One Cheer for Amazon
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Yes, 87,500 Macy’s Workers Won’t Get Thanksgiving Holiday, But That’s Not Their Biggest Concern
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Sailors Unions Defend Greenpeace’s ‘Arctic 30’: Peaceful Protests and Piracy Are ‘Very Different’
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Obamacare Complicates UFCW Talks; Seattle Workers on Brink of Strike
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NYC Bridge and Tunnel Bosses Won’t Budge on Foreign Steel
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Holding Obama’s Feet to the Fire on ‘Living Wage’ Executive Order
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Musicians See an End to a Symphony of Pain
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Unite Here and Hyatt Hit Hiccups in Peace Process
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D.C. Mayor Vetoes Bill To Lift Wal-Mart Wages
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Machinists Union Launches Ambitious New Campaign
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