Shaun Rich­man is an In These Times con­tribut­ing writer and the Pro­gram Direc­tor of the Har­ry Van Ars­dale Jr. School of Labor Stud­ies at SUNY Empire State Col­lege. His Twit­ter han­dle is @Ess_Dog.
Labor
The Powerful Movement To Micromanage and Defund Public Schools Has Been Awfully Quiet About Police
Labor
Kick the Boss Out of the Doctor’s Office
Labor
The Powerful New Idea in Elizabeth Warren’s Labor Platform
Labor
Bernie Sanders’ Labor Plan Could Put a Union in Every Workplace in America
Labor
The First Labor Plans of the 2020 Race Just Dropped. Here’s What to Make of Them.
Labor
Fighting Against Racism—And For a Better Paycheck—On the Docks
Labor
You’re a Sad Scab, Mr. Chait
Culture
America’s Great Strike Waves Have Shaped the Country. We Can Unleash Another.
Erik Loomis’ "A History of America in Ten Strikes" is a powerful reminder of the need for worker militancy.
Feature
Nonunion Workers Can Save Unions. We Just Need to Reimagine How We Collect Dues.
The case for voluntary payroll deductions to donate to unions.
Labor
The West Virginia Teachers’ Strike Has Activists Asking: Should We Revive the Wildcat?
Labor
Here’s How a Supreme Court Decision To Gut Public Sector Unions Could Backfire on the Right
Labor
Republicans Are Taking Voter Suppression to the Workplace
Labor
Biggest Labor Stories of 2017: The Attacks From Above and the Fight From Below
Labor
How Bosses Use “Open Shop” Campaigns to Crush Unions
Labor
The Untold Story of How Immigrants Turned the Wobblies into a Global Force
Labor
SCOTUS Is on the Verge of Decimating Public-Sector Unions—But Workers Can Still Fight Back
Labor
The Right Wing Has a Vast, Secret Plot to Destroy Unions for Good. Here’s How to Fight Back.
Feature
A New Bill of Rights for Workers: 10 Demands the Labor Movement Can Fight for and Win
Now is the time for unions to rewrite the rules.
Labor
How Union-Busting Bosses Propel the Right Wing to Power
Labor
Trump Wants To Privatize Air Traffic Control. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Labor
Republicans Will Turn the NLRB into a Force for Union Busting. We Can Turn It Back.
Labor
What the Big May Day Strike in a Small Pennsylvania City Teaches Us About Organizing
Labor
Unions Are at Their Lowest Levels in Decades—To Gain Power We Must Stop Following the Rules
Labor
From Company Town to Rebel City: Richmond, California Shows How Progressives Can Win
Feature
Fighting Trump Isn’t Enough—We Must Also Wage War Within the Democratic Party
Absent our activism, the changing face of the GOP will continue to drag the Democrats further to the right.
Labor
The Two-Tier Provision in the Chicago Teachers Union’s Tentative Agreement, Explained
Labor
The Fight to Save UMass Labor Center Is a Fight for Worker Power
Labor
We Are Witnessing a New Age of Social Justice Movements—And That Includes Labor
Labor
When the Hell Did the NLRB Become More Activist Than Labor?
Labor
The Right to Strike Must Mean the Right to Return to Work After a Strike
Labor
What Will It Take To Wake Up the ‘Sleeping Giant’ of the New Working Class?
Labor
The Verizon Strike Is Now In Its Second Month, and the Stakes Are Higher Than Ever
Labor
The Legal Argument That Could Overturn ‘Right-to-Work’ Laws Around the Country
Feature
Bernie Sanders Wasn’t Our First Socialist Mayor: Remembering Milwaukee’s Socialist Party History
Frank Zeidler served the city as mayor for three terms, and his Socialist Party held seats in the city council, state legislature and even Congress.
Labor
It’s Time for the Labor Movement To Pursue a New Judicial Activist Agenda
Viewpoint
Our Political System Is in the Midst of a Massive Realignment. Here’s How the Left Should Respond.
We have an opportunity to build a different kind of party.
Labor
Friedrichs Is Dead; Labor’s Crisis Is Not. The ‘Scalia Dividend’ Is a Rare Opportunity for Unions.
Labor
With 3 Recent High-Profile Walkoffs, Is the Wildcat Strike Back?
Labor
Could a New NLRB Case Limit Bosses’ Best Anti-Union Tool, the Captive Audience Meeting?
Labor
How ‘Friedrichs’ Could Actually Unleash Unions from Decades of Free Speech Restrictions
Labor
As Attacks on Unions Continue, Bringing Back the Strike May Be Our Only Hope
Labor
How Friedrichs v. Calif. Teachers Association Could Actually Be a Boon for Unions
Labor
Labor Law Is Failing Us. It’s Time To Push for a New Labor Act.
Labor
How a ‘Right to Your Job’ Law Could Help Unions Fight Back Against ‘Right to Work’
Labor
The Promise and the Peril of Members-Only Unions