Hamilton Nolan is a labor reporter for In These Times. He has spent the past decade writing about labor and politics for Gawker, Splinter, The Guardian, and elsewhere. You can reach him at Hamilton@​InTheseTimes.​com.

The Billionaire Side Hustle That Inequality Created
An easy income stream is open to anyone who can pay the entry price. (You can't.)
Happy Birthday Jeff Bezos, You Bum
A cold, angry party for an absent billionaire.
Disturbing New Report Shows Dire Conditions For Grocery Workers
A huge new survey of Kroger employees finds homelessness, poverty, and food insecurity are widespread.
The Ticking Bomb of Crypto Fascism
The crypto market's inevitable crash will pull America's politics in an even scarier direction.
A Lot Depends on How Much of a Sociopath Joe Manchin Is
Will he watch the world burn for the sake of civility?
How the Mighty Culinary Union Survived the Apocalypse
After facing 98% unemployment in the depths of the pandemic, the strongest union in Las Vegas has risen again.
Ten Predictions For the Year Ahead in Labor
Our infallible crystal ball reveals that 2022 will make workers want to holler.
Columbia University Strikers Raise Hell, Saying School Plans to Illegally Replace Them
A dispute over whether the university can permanently replace striking student workers is coming to a head this week.
Big Panic For a Democracy That Never Was
Donald Trump is no more of a threat to democracy than the U.S. Constitution itself.
For Want of a Dental Plan, the Erie Strayer Strike Grinds On
Overshadowed by larger strikes, the Ironworkers picket line stretches into its third month.
Which Side Are You Democrats On?
Even the friendliest Democratic officials are cowards. The labor movement needs to save itself.
Fueled by Family Tradition, Tudor's Biscuit World Workers Seek a Rare Fast Food Union
Twenty-five employees in tiny Elkview, West Virginia have filed for a union election after just two weeks of organizing.
Minority Contract Ratification Is a Crime Against the Labor Movement
The IATSE disaster should never happen again.
The ACLU of Illinois Seeks a Playbook for Acceptable Progressive Union Busting
The staff union and management are locked in a battle over who can be included in the union.
Moral Panics Work
On the poisonous inability to diagnose bullshit.
A Billionaire: Tax on Billionaires Is "Ridiculous"
A billionaire hedge fund manager weighs in on the Democrats' proposed wealth tax.
We Might Get Some Great Tax Policies for Very Dumb Reasons
And that's okay.
Mississippi Believes It Can Be Organized. Does Anyone Else?
Under-resourced and overlooked, the South is tired of waiting for organized labor.
The Strike Wave Is a Big Flashing Sign That We Need More New Union Organizing
If you want more strikes, make more union members.
Dollar General Workers Stare Down Historic Union Vote, Vowing "We're Gonna Fight"
With little national attention, a Connecticut Dollar General store could soon help unions crack a vital low-wage industry.
In Middle America, Unions and Democrats Are Sleepwalking Into the Grave
By not organizing in decimated post-industrial towns, we're ceding ground to the right wing.
A New Group to Organize College Football Players Just Launched. Incredible Timing.
After last week's NLRB memo made the unionization of college athletes a possibility, the CFBPA could become very important.
The Mind-Blowing Political Potential of a College Football Players Union
A union of college athletes could become one of the strongest progressive institutions in the South.
Jennifer Abruzzo, the NLRB's General Counsel, Is Labor's Best Legal Friend
In an interview, Abruzzo discusses independent contractors, penalizing bad employers and what she might do to make good faith bargaining a reality in America.
Alabama Amazon Workers May Get Another Crack at a Union
The warehouse workers' fight enters its second round, just when everyone thought it was finished.
Playing Chicken With Nihilists
How progressives should deal with the incredible Democratic reconciliation debacle.
What Our Cultural Elites Can't Understand About Justice
The obvious solution to the "cancel culture" panic is the one that they just can't bear.
Buffalo Starbucks Workers Say They Will Unionize One Store At a Time
Union elections at individual stores would be a significant labor breakthrough in the fast food industry.
High Rise Window Cleaners, Immune to Fear, Enter Second Week of Strike
Minneapolis workers are fighting for safety standards in a risky industry.
Workers of Color at Major Electric Bus Company Allege Widespread Racism on the Job
Employees of New Flyer in California and Alabama say they have faced years of discrimination.
Donald Trump Is Personally Responsible for Hundreds of Thousands of COVID Deaths
An honest look at what a single lunatic has caused.
At a Massive Union Rally, the Promise of a Better South
Striking mine workers in Alabama bring together the whole wide world.
Democrats Will Never Stop Triangulating Against Justice
Running against "defund the police" is both cowardly and wrong. Democratic leaders find that irresistible.
We Need a Big National Strike Fund
More successful strikes help the entire labor movement. We should pay for them together.
As Devastating Plant Shutdown Looms in West Virginia, National Outrage Is Hard to Find
A union set to be wiped out by layoffs says politicians are missing in action.
Andrew Cuomo Is Just Another Boss For John Samuelsen to Fight
The Transport Workers Union president discusses turning against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, wrestling the gig economy and why he hates the Twittersphere.
Landlords Are Going to Take Away All Your Wage Gains
This is what happens when you treat housing as just another market.
AFL-CIO Reprimands Vermont Leader For General Strike Resolution, Saying It Could Have Given Trump "A Reason to Invoke Martial Law"
Read the full letter from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka to the rebellious Vermont State Labor Council.
Shrugging Off Anti-Union Campaign, New York Times Tech Workers See a Chance to Make History
Times workers plan to ride the media union wave right onto a bigger wave of tech organizing.
How To Murder a Good Idea With Conventional Wisdom
"Defund the police" is a completely rational policy prescription. Political pundits don't care.
A Charter School Named For the Author of "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" Is Union Busting
At Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School in Massachusetts, teachers say a hostile administration is trying to crush their union.
The Roots of Today's White Collar Union Wave Are Deeper Than You Think
At UAW Local 2110, Maida Rosenstein has quietly organized the most prestigious group of cultural institutions on the East Coast.
The Leadership Struggle In One of California's Most Powerful Unions Just Keeps Getting Weirder
Accusations of cheating, chicanery and violent retaliation dog the SEIU Local 1000 election. The consequences for labor are very real.
Democrats Don't Grasp That Unions Can Transform the Electorate
Unions are machines for producing people who wouldn't be satisfied with Joe Manchin's obstinance.
Every New Financial Bubble Is a Cry of Desperation
Neither meme stocks nor cryptocurrency will save you from wage slavery. Only politics can.
Words That Mean Nothing
Our political discourse is dominated by issues that don't exist
The Deep Downward Spiral of Police Violence and Rebellion, Explained
A conversation with Elizabeth Hinton, author of "America On Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s."
The Dream of a Unionized New Orleans Is Coming True
The pandemic was the first big test for New Orleans' hospitality unions. They passed with flying colors.
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