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.
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.
Can a Federal Job Guarantee Unite the Left?
Rep. Ayanna Pressley's proposal aims to achieve racial, economic and environmental justice all at once.
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.
This Week In Working: Amazon's Union Vote
The Working In These Times newsletter for the week of February 12
This Week in Working: VA Workers and Teachers Unions
The Working In These Times newsletter for the week of February 5
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Presidential Inauguration Grows Out of the Barrel of a Gun
Presidents change, but the soldiers stay the same.
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.
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
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"
America Is Built to Feed Us Poison
Delusional mobs storming the Capitol are just a byproduct of the American way.
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