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East Palestine is a Labor Issue
“Norfolk Southern has not kept their promise to the whole community to make it right.”
Maximillian Alvarez
Labor
Bird Union Workers Tell Audubon Union Busting Won't Fly
More than two years into the fight for a new contract, union members say the National Audubon Society appears to be punishing them by withholding better benefits.
Avalon Edwards and Thomas Birmingham
Labor
Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson: On May Day, We Recommit to the Long Struggle of the Labor Movement
"We are still fighting for a world in which every person who works for a living can afford to take time off to rest, spend time with their loved ones, and enjoy their lives."
Brandon Johnson
LaborViewpointEn Español
Presidente de la UAW: El Primero de Mayo De 2028 Podría Transformar el Movimiento Sindical—y el Mundo
Shawn Fain hace un llamado a los sindicatos de todo el mundo para que alineen las fechas de vencimiento de sus contratos para lograr un impacto masivo.
Shawn Fain
LaborViewpoint
Shawn Fain: May Day 2028 Could Transform the Labor Movement—and the World
The UAW President is calling on unions everywhere to align their contract expiration dates for mass impact.
Shawn Fain
Labor
With Few Workplace Safety Protections, Latino Worker Deaths Are Surging
The statistics are sobering, and it's likely we're still undercounting: Only one-fourth of injuries suffered by Latino workers on small construction jobs are regularly reported, one study found.
Stephen Franklin
Labor
11 Lessons From 11 Years After the Rana Plaza Disaster
Corporate exploitation has a playbook, so should we.
Anna Canning and Sarah Newell
Labor
Volkswagen Workers in Chattanooga Vote "UAW, Yes!"—and Win Big
“With UAW’s win at Volkswagen, another gateway to the South has been opened. No longer will the wage-and-benefit standards of the million-strong auto workforce in the U.S. be set by the non-union portion of the industry."
Luis Feliz Leon
LaborFeatureInvestigation
Lawsuit: Alabama Is Denying Prisoners Parole to Lease Their Labor to Meatpackers, McDonalds
No parole if you’re still profitable.
Kim Kelly
A young girl points a pink Polaroid at the camera as a man in a baseball cap looks on, laughing. They're in a living room cluttered with toys and photos.
Labor
The Nation’s Coal Miners Get a Rare Piece of Good News
MSHA’s new silica rule—recommended 50 years ago—could save thousands from black lung, although advocates worry about enforcement.
Kim Kelly
Labor
What Today's Labor Activists Can Learn From the Legacy of Ron Carey
The late Teamsters reform leader Ron Carey succeeded in turning around a corrupt and conservative union. Today’s labor reformers looking to revitalize their own unions can take lessons from his career.
Steve Early and Rand Wilson
LaborFeature
Two Years In, These “Progressive” Companies Still Haven’t Negotiated First Union Contracts
The union wave at big U.S. retailers hasn’t yet resulted in first contracts for workers at Trader Joe’s, Starbucks and REI. But unions are proving their value in other ways.
Jeremy Gantz
LaborFeature
Can Grocery Workers Take Back Their Union?
Faye Guenther’s multiyear plan to revolutionize the grocery workers union.
Hamilton Nolan
Labor
The Baltimore Bridge Collapse is a Story About Deregulation
From Baltimore to East Palestine, deregulation is killing working people.
Maximillian Alvarez
LaborViewpoint
Books Are the Missing Piece of a Unionized American Culture Industry
Organizing book stores like Barnes & Noble could lift up the entire creative underclass.
Hamilton Nolan
LaborViewpoint
The UAW Is Standing Up with Mexican Autoworkers
With its Mexico solidarity project, the UAW will fight alongside the country's growing militant independent labor movement, ensuring justice for autoworkers extends beyond borders.
Brandon Mancilla
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference on February 05, 2024 in Miami Beach, Florida.
Labor
The Right Has a New Playbook to Crush Unions and Enshrine Corporate Power
The American Legislative Exchange Council is pushing a spate of anti-worker bills in states across the country—the latest in the group's onslaught on collective bargaining rights.
Juliana Broad
LaborFeatureEn Español
Una Semana Laboral De 32 Horas Es Nuestra Para Tomarla
La lucha por jornadas laborales más cortas puede unir a los trabajadores.
Sarah Jaffe
LaborFeature
A 32-Hour Workweek Is Ours for the Taking
The fight for shorter hours can unify workers everywhere.
Sarah Jaffe
Labor
Washington Strippers Win Bill of Rights
Dancers in Washington state have been fighting for increased protections at the clubs they work. Last week, they won legislation known as the "Strippers' Bill of Rights."
Kim Kelly
Labor
This Union Is Organizing to Save Boeing From Itself
The Machinists are bargaining a contract with the airline giant for the first time in 16 years, and members are gearing up for strike votes this summer.
Don McIntosh
Labor
Missing Baltimore Bridge Workers Weren't Informed of Mayday Call
“We have people who love us, who wait for us to come home.”
Maximillian Alvarez
LaborViewpointIsrael & Palestine
Labor's 2024 Political Dilemma
Biden’s support for the genocide is indefensible, but we still need him to win.
Rand Wilson and Peter Olney
LaborInterviewPodcast
Organizers Call on Biden to Issue a Major Disaster Declaration for East Palestine
Over a year after the Norfolk Southern derailment in East Palestine, residents are struggling to access critical healthcare. A coalition of activists from across the country is urging the Biden administration to take action.
Maximillian Alvarez
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