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 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.
The AFL-CIO Releases Its Police Reform Report, But Doesn't Want to Talk About It
The long-awaited report affirms support for police unions, and rejects the idea of defunding the police.
Lies, Damn Lies, and Inflation
Austerity is about to make its political comeback.
Audubon Society Refuses to Recognize Its Staff Union, But Employees Say Victory Is Near
After more than a year of organizing and turmoil at the top, the bird-focused nonprofit's workers are confident they will win.
The Real "Big Lie" Is That Billionaires Are Tolerable
Great wealth should be seen as deranged hoarding.
Early Draft of AFL-CIO's Report on Police Reform Shows a Commitment to Defending Police Unions
The long-awaited draft report is an explicit rejection of calls for the labor movement to separate itself from police.
Get Rid of No-Strike Clauses and Stop Begging
The right to strike is the only thing that gives working people power. Let's stop bargaining it away.
This Republican "Working Class Party" Thing Is a Clown Show of the Highest Order
Try harder, Ivy League scum.
The Long Struggle Against Giving Up
The failed Amazon union drive in Alabama will be vindicated by history.
Politics Are Momentarily Weird Enough to Take On Global Capitalism
A global minimum corporate tax could have some crossover appeal.
McGraw Hill Rejects Calls to Stop Charging Its Freelancers a Fee in Order to Get Paid
Labor advocates say the practice is an "outrage," and fear that it will spread.
Get the Federal Government to Fund Union Organizing. Now.
The most obvious and brilliant idea to revive organized labor, fast.
A Year in the Life of Safeway 1048
America says it respects front line workers. These grocery workers tell a different story.
At a Major Education Company, Freelancers Must Now Pay a Fee In Order to Get Paid
McGraw Hill is clawing back 2.2% of every invoice, and a worker says it feels like "wage theft."
Unionize Goldman Sachs
It's not a joke. It's common sense.
Dianne Morales Is the Radical Choice for New York City Mayor
The political newcomer wants the city to stop "feeding the beast" of inequality.
The Teamsters Hint at a Combative National Project to Organize Amazon
Fearing a threat to more than 100 years of worker gains, "This entire union is focused on dealing with Amazon."
The Filibuster Is a Labor Issue
The PRO Act will not pass unless we end the filibuster. Those two things are a package deal.
There Are No Make or Break Moments In a Movement
It's a process, and it never ends.