Hamilton Nolan is a labor writer 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.
Make One Big Higher Ed Union
Campus workers are organizing more than anyone else. It's time for them to unify.
Change the World and Watch Public Opinion Follow
How to stop letting our crises go to waste.
The End of the Warrior Met Strike and the Utter Failure of the Democratic Imagination
The Democratic Party blows its chance in Alabama.
How to Stop AI From Eating Journalism
Ethical standards can also save a lot of human jobs.
Stop Cowering Before This Half-Bright Florida Fascist
Ron DeSantis wants to break the unions and make a temporary advantage permanent.
Strikes Are Stronger Than Laws
There's a simple reason why the government can't win unless you let it.
10 Predictions for Labor in 2023
AI's menace, institutional failures and a labor movement basking in energy not seen in decades.
Crypto Predators Wage Class War with a Smile
The cryptocurrency bubble reveals the emperor’s new grift.
How to Fix the Pathetic Florida Democratic Party
To reverse their dismal midterm election performance, Florida Democrats need to embrace working people, the environment and Unite Here.
The Good Years May Be Over, and Labor Didn't Get Much
The meager returns of Democratic control of the government remind us that true power comes from organizing workers.
When Unions Back Corporate Mergers, Workers Lose
The UFCW may be contemplating supporting Kroger's mega-merger. That should give every union member a sinking feeling.
The Gangster Socialists of the Red State Beaches
Insurance may suck, but it doesn't lie.
Independent Unions Are Great—And Proof of Labor's Broken Institutions
The inspiring wave of independent labor organizing also represents the failure of existing unions.
The Economy Should Serve People. Not Vice Versa.
A simple shift in perspective can eradicate our taste for austerity.
Damning Report Shows Unions Have Plenty of Money to Organize—They Just Don't Spend It
For the past decade, organized labor has gotten richer even as it watched its membership decline.
America Is Breaking the Bargain It Made For Labor Peace
The right wing is starving the government of its ability to guarantee worker rights. Will we let them get away with it?
Radical Is Now Rational
When reality changes, only fools don't change with it.
The Elite Vote Against Their Interests, Too
The rich control our party-system and our morals.
The AFL-CIO's Official New Goal: Continued Decline
The union federation's new organizing plan aims low. Very low.
Don’t Let a School Shooting Become a Story About the Police
Guns are the issue. A lot of the political establishment wants you to forget that.
The Amazon Labor Union Victory Shows That Jurisdiction Is Dead
No more arguing over territory or industries—we need multi-union coalitions capable of organizing on a national scale.
The Rip-Off Economy Will Save Itself. It Won't Save You.
Squandering our national moment of opportunity at capitalism's casino.
How to Jujitsu the Culture Wars
It's time to make Republicans regret that they ever posed as anti-elites.
One Simple Trick to Protect Workers from Inflation
Union contracts could ensure economic stability among the working class amid inflation.
The Mirror of War
The war in Ukraine pits America's capacity for self-reflection against our love for self-deception.
Biden Throws Labor a Bone, When We Need Steak
The White House's Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment suggests stronger laws are needed for fundamental change in labor movement. So where are they?
Sanitation Strike Not a Waste
A sanitation workers strike ended in defeat, but it was a good fight garnering national support.
Legalized Sports Betting Is Class War Against You
The new age of app-based gambling will do for personal finance what Facebook did for public discourse.
Financial Superbubble Meets Political Dystopia
The next major recession will be the final ingredient in America's poisonous post-Trump evolution.
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.