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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.
Hamilton Nolan
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This Old Steel Mill Town is Now a Hub for Green Energy
Sick of poison runoff and toxic beaches, a former steel town near Baltimore fights for clean jobs.
Dharna Noor
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How Chicago Teachers Won a Safer Reopening
The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has reached the end of a bitter struggle with Mayor Lori Lightfoot over reopening during the pandemic.
Catherine Henderson
Labor
Myanmar Workers Face Down a Military Dictatorship
Members of the Federation of General Workers Myanmar share their stories of resistance following the coup d'etat of February 1.
Maximillian Alvarez
Labor
The Union-Busting Consultant Spreading Far-Right Conspiracy Theories
Kulture Media, an affiliate of Kulture Consulting, has shared QAnon memes, false claims of election fraud and other hateful content.
John See
Labor
The Urgent Health Crisis Facing Black and Indigenous Communities
Filmmaker Dominique Rémy discusses her new documentary examining the rising maternal morbidity and mortality rates among certain peoples of color.
Maximillian Alvarez
Labor
Just 3 Democrats Stand in the Way of the PRO Act Coming to the Senate Floor for a Vote
Facing pressure, Sens. Joe Manchin and Angus King have signed on to the landmark labor bill, leaving just three Democratic holdouts: Kyrsten Sinema, Mark Kelly and Mark Warner.
Jeff Schuhrke
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AOC and Ed Markey Want a Civilian Climate Corps. Here's What It Could Look Like.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey just introduced a new plan to employ millions of Americans in good-paying jobs that respond to climate change. Who's in?
In These Times Editors
Labor
A Debate Over Carbon Capture in the Infrastructure Bill Could Test the Labor-Climate Alliance
President Biden wants to include carbon capture technology in his push for infrastructure investment. While unions are on board, some climate groups are keeping quiet for now.
Rachel M. Cohen
WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE AGAINST AMAZON
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A Worldwide Workers' Revolt Against Amazon Has Begun
Bessemer was just the beginning. Amazon workers from Italy to India are uniting to form a global movement that may have found Jeff Bezos’s Achilles heel.
Luis Feliz Leon
Labor
Pennsylvania Nurses Near Their Breaking Point
Brandee Brown and Chrissy Newton of Schuylkill Hospital Nurses United explore the challenges of collective bargaining during a global pandemic.
Maximillian Alvarez
Labor
The Long Struggle Against Giving Up
The failed Amazon union drive in Alabama will be vindicated by history.
Hamilton Nolan
Labor
The Message from the Amazon Union Defeat in Alabama Is Clear: Keep Organizing
The union’s loss in Bessemer shows the urgent need for both labor law reform and organizing at a mass scale.
Rand Wilson and Peter Olney
Labor
On the Picket Line With Striking Miners
Union organizer Jacob Morrison and musician Lee Baines III offer their solidarity to members of the United Mine Workers of America.
Maximillian Alvarez
Labor
The Movement to End At-Will Employment Is Getting Serious
Unlike much of the world, the U.S. doesn’t ensure “just cause” employment. This coalition in Illinois hopes to change that.
Jeff Schuhrke
Labor
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.
Hamilton Nolan
Labor
Citing Unfair Labor Practices, 1,300 Steelworkers Strike in Five States
United Steelworkers members claim Allegheny Technologies Incorporated is refusing to provide essential bargaining information.
C.M. Lewis
Labor
Get the Federal Government to Fund Union Organizing. Now.
The most obvious and brilliant idea to revive organized labor, fast.
Hamilton Nolan
DispatchLabor
New Hampshire Republicans Are Using Covid to Ram Through Right-to-Work Legislation
Lawmakers in the state have blocked the legislation for years, but a radicalized GOP appears bent on pushing it through.
C.M. Lewis
Labor
A Year in the Life of Safeway 1048
America says it respects front line workers. These grocery workers tell a different story.
Hamilton Nolan
Labor
The 'Trashman' Who Became an Influencer
Instagram sensation Terrill Haigler reflects on his newfound micro-celebrity and the crucial work of city sanitation departments.
Maximillian Alvarez
Labor
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."
Hamilton Nolan
Labor
Unionize Goldman Sachs
It's not a joke. It's common sense.
Hamilton Nolan
Labor
Colectivo Could Soon Become the Largest Unionized Coffee Chain in the U.S.
Workers at the coffee chain are resisting an aggressive union-busting campaign in their fight to organize.
Alice Herman
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