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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50 Years After the March on Washington, Unions Still Have a Dream
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At MLK March, Renewed Call For Obama Executive Order on Wages
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Unions Join MLK 50th Anniversary Rally, Renew Call for ‘Jobs and Freedom’
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Oil Drilling Boom Boosts Boilermakers, Other Shipyard Unions
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National Labor Board Shutdown Averted as Senate Approves New Members
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Democrats Paid ‘Pound of Flesh’ in National Labor Board Fight
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IBEW Chimes In with Obamacare Concerns
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Fireworks Explode in New York Over Chinese Bridge Deal
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Unite Here and Hyatt Hotels Reach Broad Peace Agreement
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Supreme Court Scrutiny of ‘Neutrality’ Pacts Could Be Another Blow to Unions
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Big Business Scores Another Win as Supreme Court Takes Up Presidential Appointments to NLRB
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What Are ‘Micro-Unions,’ and Why Is Big Business So Upset About Them?
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Senate Standoff Threatens Labor Board Shutdown
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Labor Department Hits the Road To Push Minimum Wage Hike
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Obama Aims Budget Torpedo at Merchant Mariner Unions
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New Twinkies Will Have a Missing Ingredient: Union Labor
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Local Unions Notch A Victory At Baltimore’s New Casino
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U.S. Workers Fly 4,000 Miles To Confront Dutch Bosses
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Obama Tries To Revive Gutted Labor Board
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Grocery Unions At Stop & Shop Take Obamacare’s Leap of Faith
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Labor Law Loses Its Watchdog
Employers are waking up to the fact that they are no longer required to follow the NLRB's orders.
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‘Hyatt Hurts’ Boycott Inflicts Pain on the Hotel Giant (Updated)
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For Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore Is A ‘Company Town’
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New England Grocery Unions Face Grueling Obamacare Test (Update)
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New Aid for Hostess Workers As Bakeries Auction Approaches
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Fired Hyatt Workers Win Their Jobs Back
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Scabs Recruited as 40,000 New England Grocery Workers Prepare To Strike
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Fired Hostess Worker Becomes One-Man ‘Truth Squad’
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Propelled By ALEC, ‘Right-to-Work’ Assault on Unions Reaches Pennsylvania
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UAW’s Bob King: Expanding the Fight Against Michigan’s Anti-Worker Forces
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Strike Threat Proves Powerful For East Coast Longshore Union
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What’s Next for Michigan Unions?
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Death Notice For A Steel Mill: Sparrows Point To Be Liquidated, Razed
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Machinists Rapidly Unionizing Ikea Warehouses: 3 Down, 2 to Go
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Death at Peabody’s Willow Lake Mine Leads to Permanent Closure: 400 Jobs Lost
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NLRB Backs Hyatt Workers Fired During Union Campaign
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Mediation Fails to Resolve Hostess Strike — Owners Intent on Dissolving the Company
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Twinkie-Maker Hostess Fires 18,000 People: Blames Long-Suffering Workers
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Surprise Strike Against Owners of Wonder Bread, Twinkies
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Judge Rips Up Union Contracts for Twinkie Makers
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European-Style Union Busting Provokes U.S., Dutch Workers
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Unions in Maryland Back Marriage Equality
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Maritime Labor Alliance Formed with Oct. 1 Dock Strike Looming
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After Battle with Mining Giant Peabody, Willow Lake Coal Miners Win Union
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Labor Tension Rising at American Airlines, As Bankruptcy Judge OKs Union Busting
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Blind Activists Boycott Goodwill Over Subminimum Pay
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Twinkie-Maker Gives Teamsters Brutal ‘Last, Best’ Offer
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From Steel Mill to Scrap Yard? The Agony of Sparrows Point Drags On
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