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DispatchLabor
Fighting Anti-Abortion Extremists — And The Boss
Workers fighting to unionize and protect reproductive rights face the threat of retaliation.
Stephen Franklin
Labor
The Union Membership Rate Has Dropped to a Historic Low. It Doesn't Have to Be This Way.
A new report offers a grim look at that the state of labor nationally, but that's not the whole picture.
C.M. Lewis
Labor
“We Will Not Accept Your Laws and We Will Not Comply With Them”
U.K. workers rise up against Conservatives' attempt to hollow out their right to strike.
Liam Kennedy
Labor
Here’s How Rail Workers Are Fighting On After Biden Blocked a National Strike
Politicians may have headed off their strike, but rail workers haven't stopped organizing for paid sick leave and safe staffing.
Jeff Schuhrke
LaborInterview
The Supreme Court Could Gut the Right to Strike
C.M. Lewis interviews labor researcher Kate Bronfenbrenner about a case that could have widespread implications for unions across the country.
C.M. Lewis
ViewpointLabor
Strikes Are Stronger Than Laws
There's a simple reason why the government can't win unless you let it.
Hamilton Nolan
ViewpointLabor
Nurses Set To Strike Against New York City’s Healthcare Monopolies
Decades of mergers and acquisitions have turned New York’s hospitals into profit-oriented corporations. Nurses are fighting to change that.
Michael Lighty
DispatchLabor
In California, Independent Truckers Face Uncertain Future
A California law making it harder for trucking companies to classify drivers as independent contractors is now in effect—with big implications for truckers at America’s largest ports.
Stephen Franklin
DispatchLabor
Off the Pole, Onto the Picket Line: Why North Hollywood Strippers Are Unionizing
After nine months on strike, California strippers are poised to make Star Garden the country’s only unionized strip club
Emily Janakiram
Labor
Workers at Howard Brown Health Unionized. Now They're on Strike to Protest Layoffs.
Union members at the LGBTQ-focused health provider say management is planning to lay off 60 workers, so they've walked off the job.
Peter Lucas
Labor
Our Biggest Labor Stories of 2022
Sluggish institutions, corporate mergers, billionaires behaving badly: It’s been a watershed year for the labor beat.
In These Times Editors
Workers taped signs to the windows of a closed Starbucks location on the chains annual Red Cup Day.
Labor
One Year In, Starbucks Workers Aren’t Backing Down
A look back at our coverage of 2022’s highest-profile union drive.
Natascha Elena Uhlmann
Labor
10 Predictions for Labor in 2023
AI's menace, institutional failures and a labor movement basking in energy not seen in decades.
Hamilton Nolan
Labor
The Biggest Strike in Starbucks' History Is Underway
Starbucks workers at around 100 stores have begun a national three-day walk out, the union campaign’s largest action yet.
Jeff Schuhrke
Labor
UC Grads' Bargaining Committee Drops Core Demands, Sparking Rank-and-File Activism
Strategic differences come to the fore as the largest higher education strike in the country's history enters its second month
Indigo Olivier
Labor
What Today's Labor Reformers Can Learn From a Rank-and-File Coal Miners' Victory 50 Years Ago
Labor militants ousted entrenched leadership at the mine workers’ union in 1972. Current organizers can take lessons from both the challenges and successes of the historic campaign.
Steve Early
Labor
Elon Musk’s Takeover Through The Eyes of Twitter’s Janitors
Three weeks before the holidays, Twitter laid off its custodial staff. We spoke to them on what they saw at HQ.
Teddy Ostrow
Labor
Starbucks Union Workers Have a Holiday Wish: Don’t Buy Starbucks Gift Cards
To mark the anniversary of the Starbucks union movement, workers are holding rallies in 10 cities—and asking customers to publicly show their support.
Saurav Sarkar
DispatchLabor
UAW Reformers Win a Historic Victory. What Comes Next?
"Get ready to negotiate with a UAW where the membership is back in charge."
Jane Slaughter
Labor
Why Is ‘Pro-Union’ President Biden Pushing a Labor Deal That Rail Workers Rejected?
While the Biden administration is seeking to avert a strike by backing a contract over union objections, Bernie Sanders and other progressives made a last-ditch effort to win guaranteed paid sick leave.
Jeff Schuhrke
DispatchLabor
Britain May Be Headed Toward a "De Facto General Strike"
Unions representing British postal, rail, education and communication workers are rediscovering the workplace as a battleground.
Marcus Barnett
Labor
U.S. Rail Workers Are Poised to Begin a National Strike Next Week
After rejecting an agreement brokered by the White House, railroad workers could walk off the job ahead of the busy holiday season.
Jeff Schuhrke
Labor
This World Cup Is Brought to You By Abused Migrant Workers
Reports of widespread labor exploitation and safety hazards cast a dark shadow over the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Saurav Sarkar
ViewpointLabor
The “Labor Shortage” Is Being Used as a Pretext to Harm Workers
Lawmakers and bosses are citing a supposed lack of workers as justification for a suite of reactionary policies aimed at further squeezing the working class.
Sarah Lazare
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