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A Charter School Named For the Author of "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" Is Union Busting
At Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School in Massachusetts, teachers say a hostile administration is trying to crush their union.
Hamilton Nolan
Labor
Robert Reich: Blame Chipotle, Not Workers, for the Price of Your Burrito
Republicans claim stimulus payments have forced employers to overcompensate for a labor shortage. But the only shortage is of jobs that pay a living wage.
Robert Reich
Labor
The Roots of Today's White Collar Union Wave Are Deeper Than You Think
At UAW Local 2110, Maida Rosenstein has quietly organized the most prestigious group of cultural institutions on the East Coast.
Hamilton Nolan
Labor
The Painful History of Injury in the Workplace
In the latest instalment of Working People, author Nate Holdren discusses his new book, 'Injury Impoverished: Workplace Accidents, Capitalism, and Law in the Progressive Era.'
Maximillian Alvarez
Labor
The Leadership Struggle In One of California's Most Powerful Unions Just Keeps Getting Weirder
Accusations of cheating, chicanery and violent retaliation dog the SEIU Local 1000 election. The consequences for labor are very real.
Hamilton Nolan
Labor
Democrats Don't Grasp That Unions Can Transform the Electorate
Unions are machines for producing people who wouldn't be satisfied with Joe Manchin's obstinance.
Hamilton Nolan
Labor
Death and Texas
Ric Ortiz reflects on his work as the chief medical investigator for Nueces County, and the ways it has influenced his worldview.
Jules Taylor
LaborClimate
Biden Says He Backs a Just Transition for the Climate Crisis. Advocates Say, “Prove It.”
While the administration has taken some early steps to provide support for energy workers and frontline communities in the transition away from fossil fuels, experts and activists say the crisis demands a more transformative approach.
Rachel M. Cohen
DispatchLabor
NYC's Delivery Drivers Want Employee Status, and Nothing Less
App-based workers have struggled to secure stronger labor protections. A new state bill could set them back years.
Luis Feliz Leon
DispatchLabor
When These Workers Unionized, Their Cafe Was Put Up for Sale—So They Bought It
In 10 months, baristas at White Electric, a coffee shop in Providence, went from unionizing their workplace to starting one of only a few dozen worker-owned cafes in the country.
Harry August
Labor
U.S. Unions Are Voicing Unprecedented Support for Palestine
While some national labor groups remain silent, union locals across the country are speaking out to defend Palestinians from Israeli aggression.
Jeff Schuhrke
Labor
Fighting for Freedom From Colombia to Palestine
Millions are taking to the street to resist economic degradation and ethnic cleansing. A conversation with revolutionaries on multiple continents.
Maximillian Alvarez
FeatureLabor
The Dream of a Unionized New Orleans Is Coming True
The pandemic was the first big test for New Orleans' hospitality unions. They passed with flying colors.
Hamilton Nolan
Labor
The AFL-CIO Releases Its Police Reform Report, But Doesn't Want to Talk About It
The long-awaited report affirms support for police unions, and rejects the idea of defunding the police.
Hamilton Nolan
Labor
They Wanted to Keep Working. ExxonMobil Locked Them Out.
Facing deunionization efforts and the existential threat of climate change, oil refiners in Beaumont, Texas, seek a fair contract.
Mindy Isser
Labor
Why Is the AFL-CIO Going After Its Vermont Affiliate?
David Van Deusen, president of the Vermont State Labor Council, says his organization is facing investigations and threats of further action.
Maximillian Alvarez
Labor
Audubon Society Refuses to Recognize Its Staff Union, But Employees Say Victory Is Near
After more than a year of organizing and turmoil at the top, the bird-focused nonprofit's workers are confident they will win.
Hamilton Nolan
Labor
“The Amazon Workers in Bessemer Would Already Have Their Union If We Had the PRO Act”
What the union loss at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama means for the future of organizing in the Biden era.
Kim Kelly and Shaun Richman
Labor
How the U.S. Military Reinforces Our Brutal Class System—And Vice Versa
Why does our economy ensure a constant stream of recruits? And why are the armed services so attractive to the marginalized? Vets answer these questions and more.
Maximillian Alvarez
Labor
Early Draft of AFL-CIO's Report on Police Reform Shows a Commitment to Defending Police Unions
The long-awaited draft report is an explicit rejection of calls for the labor movement to separate itself from police.
Hamilton Nolan
Labor
U.S. Labor Shortage? No, We Have a Crisis of Low Wages.
Don't easily believe claims that there's a lack of people to fill jobs. What's really going on is that employers aren't offering workers a living wage.
Heidi Shierholz
Labor
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
FeatureLaborClimate
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
FeatureLabor
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
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