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 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
Google Workers Say the Endless Wait to Unionize Big Tech Is Over
"You have a union when you say you have a union."
The Year That Labor Hung On By Its Fingertips
Disasters, missed opportunities, and a few bright spots in 2020.
Dear Mackenzie: There's One More Donation You Owe to the World
The Best Moment of 2020: The Burning of the Third Precinct
Everything else was bad
New York City Drivers Cooperative Aims to Smash Uber’s Exploitative Model
The city's first worker-owned ridesharing app gets ready to take on the big boys.
The Man Building the Bridge Between Labor Rights and Criminal Justice Reform
Jose Garza, the new District Attorney in Austin, is the face of progressive power in Texas.
Democrats Are Scared to Use Their Best Leverage
They need to start holding hostage the things that Republicans hold dear
The MAGA Army Tries to Drag America to Hell
Dear Leader Trump's toy soldiers make one last stand on the streets of Washington, DC
Bernie Sanders Is Actively Running for Labor Secretary
Coy before the election, the Vermont Senator is now rallying support to join the Biden administration cabinet
Power Comes From Class War, Not Biden
The Left needs workers more than it needs the Democratic Party.
The Great American Election Catharsis Party
In Philly, MAGA dreams meet mathematical realities.
Everyone Needs to Be More Furious Right Now
Trump and gangster Republicans are now very openly trying to steal a presidential election.
Things We Already Know
On Election Day, remember that America has already shown us who it is.
Remember What They Did
Do not allow the enablers of the Trump administration to rejoin polite society, ever.
Everyone Loves Our Mass National Hypnosis
After the final Trump-Biden debate, we only get one more chance to snap out of it.
Shahid Buttar Wants to Take Back San Francisco For the Left
The underdog candidate running against Nancy Pelosi says the House Speaker is rich, entitled and out of touch.
Risking Your Life For a Trump Rally Means There's Nothing Left to Lose
On the campaign trail in Pennsylvania with Donald Trump, the dead mall candidate.
Nobody Seems to Grasp How Screwed We Are
A nation on the precipice hears absurd normality from the candidates who are supposed to save us.
A Bunch of Union Organizers Explain What's Wrong with Unions
We asked the real experts about the gap between public enthusiasm for unions and the lack of actual union members.
It Is Good When Leaders Experience the Consequences of Their Own Decisions
Trump's Covid diagnosis could help lead to better government through karma.
Is the Conservative Case for Organized Labor an Oxymoron?
An interview with Oren Cass about the ideas behind his “Conservative Future for the American Labor Movement.”
Our debate recap: A nation decides whether it's time for the final act.
Trump Is Waging War on the VA's Union, and Workers Are Living in Fear
The biggest public sector union contract in the country could be a disaster without political intervention
What’s at Stake for the Labor Movement on Election Day? Everything.
Unions hope a Biden presidency will reverse decades of anti-worker policies.
Who Is Going to Stop Him?
If you don't think that Trump will steal this election, please explain why not.
Unite Here Is 85% Unemployed and Still Fighting Like Hell
The economically devastated union is knocking on more doors than the entire Democratic Party
The Confederacy Won't Die Until Florida Does
Election year in the epicenter of lost causes.
How to Negotiate With People Who Don’t Care If You Die
To win another stimulus bill, the Democrats need to embrace chaos.
Time For Unions to Give the Democratic Party an Ultimatum
Money spent on organizing is always well spent. You can't say the same about political donations.
In California, a “Labor Slate” Aims to Redefine the Relationship Between Unions and Politics
From union jobs to Medicare for All, this new pro-worker slate is pushing a progressive platform—and could become a model for how organized labor approaches elections.
Leverage Is Everything
The striking NBA players have inherent power, but so do you.
The Failure to Unionize the Tech Industry Will Eat the Labor Movement Alive
The pandemic has made tech stronger, but unions haven't caught up.
A Pricey Private School Says “Quaker Values” Justify Aggressive Campaign to Destroy Its Union
Brooklyn Friends School takes advantage of a Trump labor board ruling.
This Terrifying Economic Crisis Will Make Cities Better
Amid the pandemic, the rich are fleeing American cities. That’s a good thing.