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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Penn Unions Eagerly Support GOP’s Proposed $1.7 Billion Gift to Shell Oil
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Storm Warning for Grocery Union As Huge Supervalu Chain Falters
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Hidden in New Highways Bill, ‘Stealth Attack’ Stuns Ship Unions
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At Green Party Convention,  Labor-Green Coalition is Invisible
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East Coast Longshore Union Sounds a Militant Tone In New Contract Talks
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On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Labor Rights Elusive for Poultry Industry’s Chicken Catchers
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Pennsylvania Politicians Push Broad Privatization Agenda, But Unions Are Pushing Back—Hard
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Pension Agency Raises Red Flag In RG Steel Bankruptcy
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New Booze Brawl in Pennsylvania Puts 5,000 Public-Sector Workers At Risk
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An Ominous Quiet Descends On RG Steel’s Troubled Mills
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Workers Win Facebook Fight Against Huge Supermarket Chain
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Judge Drops the Hammer on Union Members at Hostess
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Meet Michael Grimm, Labor’s Favorite Tea Party Republican
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High-Risk Trial Begins in Labor Fight Between Hostess Brands and Teamsters
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2 Years After Upper Big Branch Disaster, Coal Baron Blankenship Is Gone. What Else Has Changed?
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Slow but Steady: 6 Years Into Bus Driver Campaign, Teamsters Organize 32,000
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A&P Bankruptcy Saga Nears End, but Pain Just Beginning for Thousands of Workers
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Hostess, Bankrupt Maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, Pushes Major Concessions on Unions
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