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.

Labor
We Need a Big National Strike Fund
More successful strikes help the entire labor movement. We should pay for them together.
Labor
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.
Labor
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.
Viewpoint
Landlords Are Going to Take Away All Your Wage Gains
This is what happens when you treat housing as just another market.
Labor
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.
Labor
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.
Viewpoint
How To Murder a Good Idea With Conventional Wisdom
"Defund the police" is a completely rational policy prescription. Political pundits don't care.
Labor
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.
Labor
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.
Labor
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.
Labor
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.
Viewpoint
Every New Financial Bubble Is a Cry of Desperation
Neither meme stocks nor cryptocurrency will save you from wage slavery. Only politics can.
Viewpoint
Words That Mean Nothing
Our political discourse is dominated by issues that don't exist
Culture
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."
FeatureLabor
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.
Labor
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.
Viewpoint
Lies, Damn Lies, and Inflation
Austerity is about to make its political comeback.
Labor
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.
Viewpoint
The Real "Big Lie" Is That Billionaires Are Tolerable
Great wealth should be seen as deranged hoarding.
Labor
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.
Labor
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.
Viewpoint
This Republican "Working Class Party" Thing Is a Clown Show of the Highest Order
Try harder, Ivy League scum.
Labor
The Long Struggle Against Giving Up
The failed Amazon union drive in Alabama will be vindicated by history.
Viewpoint
Politics Are Momentarily Weird Enough to Take On Global Capitalism
A global minimum corporate tax could have some crossover appeal.
Labor
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.
Labor
Get the Federal Government to Fund Union Organizing. Now.
The most obvious and brilliant idea to revive organized labor, fast.
FeatureLabor
A Year in the Life of Safeway 1048
America says it respects front line workers. These grocery workers tell a different story.
Labor
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."
Labor
Unionize Goldman Sachs
It's not a joke. It's common sense.
Interview
Dianne Morales Is the Radical Choice for New York City Mayor
The political newcomer wants the city to stop "feeding the beast" of inequality.
Labor
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."
Labor
The Filibuster Is a Labor Issue
The PRO Act will not pass unless we end the filibuster. Those two things are a package deal.
Labor
There Are No Make or Break Moments In a Movement
It's a process, and it never ends.
Labor
Can a Federal Job Guarantee Unite the Left?
Rep. Ayanna Pressley's proposal aims to achieve racial, economic and environmental justice all at once.
Labor
The Gig Economy Is a Vampire That We Shouldn't Make Peace With
If organized labor doesn't hold the line on the principle that workers are employees, we'll all live to regret it.
Labor
This Week In Working: Amazon's Union Vote
The Working In These Times newsletter for the week of February 12
Labor
This Week in Working: VA Workers and Teachers Unions
The Working In These Times newsletter for the week of February 5
Labor
Enormous VA Union Contract Moves Towards Uncertain Conclusion Under New Biden Administration
The fate of more than a quarter million federal workers is still up in the air.
Dispatch
Going Hungry in the Most Magical Place on Earth
Disney World's union workers, running out of federal aid, are banding together to keep each other afloat.
Viewpoint
You Can't Hurt Hedge Funds By Acting Exactly Like Them
Pumping up GameStop will do nothing to change what people hate about Wall Street. There's a better way.
Labor
Union Density Went Up Last Year! Don't Get Too Excited.
When you do the math, the story is not as great as it seems.
Labor
With Minimum Wage Victory in Reach, The Fight for $15 Vows Bigger Things to Come
Leaders are setting their sights on a national collective bargaining agreement.
Viewpoint
A Presidential Inauguration Grows Out of the Barrel of a Gun
Presidents change, but the soldiers stay the same.
Viewpoint
We Don't Need to Do This To Ourselves
Turning the nation's capital into an armed camp for Biden's inauguration to prove we don't live in fear.
Viewpoint
Let's Not Become a Bunch of Panicky Reactionaries
The lesson of the Capitol riots is to change the power structure, not to embrace it
Labor
The Animal Legal Defense Fund Is Busting Its Union With a Smile
A nonstop anti-union campaign comes with assurances that management is "really progressive"
Viewpoint
America Is Built to Feed Us Poison
Delusional mobs storming the Capitol are just a byproduct of the American way.
Labor
The Labor Movement Hasn't Won Anything Yet
It looks like Democrats will win control of the Senate. But total political victory gets you nothing except permission to start the real work
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