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How Workers Brought Starbucks to the Bargaining Table
This week, Starbucks and Workers United announced that they’d reached “a constructive path forward” on the future of organizing and collective bargaining at the company.
Natascha Elena Uhlmann
LaborInterviewPodcast
How Kaiser Workers Won
Over 75,000 Kaiser Permanente workers walked out on a three-day strike, marking the largest healthcare strike in U.S. history.
Maximillian Alvarez
LaborInterviewPodcast
A Major Seattle Sandwich Chain Fired a Union Organizer, Sparking Backlash—and Change
Workers at Homegrown voted overwhelmingly to unionize with UNITE HERE in late 2022. They’ve been fighting for a contract ever since.
Maximillian Alvarez
LaborInterviewPodcast
Can Worker Co-ops Bring an End to Crappy Jobs?
“Co-ops create greater wealth in their communities. People keep that money in their communities.”
Maximillian Alvarez
Labor
Starbucks Just Saw the Largest Single-Day Union Drive in the Company's History
Workers at 21 Starbucks stores across 14 states filed for union elections Tuesday—a landmark in the unionization campaign.
Brett Wilkins
Labor
Immigrants Aren’t “Taking Our Jobs”
Right-wing forces are claiming immigrants are hurting U.S.-born workers. They're wrong—here are six facts to set the record straight.
Daniel Costa and Heidi Shierholz
LaborViewpoint
Forget Elections. Build Your Union.
Political power comes from labor power. Not vice versa.
Hamilton Nolan
LaborViewpoint
The War on Gaza Is a Labor Issue
Workers in the U.S. can't look away from Israel's assault on Gaza—our labor is helping fuel the war machine.
Paul Stauffer
LaborViewpoint
Donald Trump Wants to Poison the Soul of the Labor Movement
Trump is trying to court union members by saying he's a "friend" to labor—but he's actually a billionaire scab out to strip workers of their rights.
Jeff Schuhrke
Labor
Hyundai Workers in the South Are the Latest to Join UAW’s Sweeping Union Drive
Following record contract wins at the Big Three, the United Auto Workers is spearheading an ambitious organizing campaign that’s spreading across the U.S. South.
Luis Feliz Leon
LaborDispatch
The UAW Strike Saved Their Shuttered Plant, But the Fight Is Just Beginning
The revival of the Stellantis plant is a stunning reversal of fortunes for Belvidere, Ill. But workers say they won’t rest until they see the concrete being poured.
Sarah Lazare
Labor
The UAW Has Now Endorsed a Cease-Fire in Gaza and President Biden for 2024
Last month, the United Auto Workers backed an end to the violence in Gaza. Today, the union threw its support behind Biden—who has been a strong backer of Israel’s war—in his likely rematch with Republican Donald Trump.
Ivonne Ortiz
LaborViewpoint
The Real A.I. Fight Is About Who Gets the Gains
It's not labor against technology. It's shared progress versus inequality.
Hamilton Nolan
LaborClimate
This Emerging Green Technology Could Decarbonize Buildings and Provide Good Union Jobs
In New York and states across the country, thermal energy networks are helping unite the climate and labor movements while hastening a just transition away from fossil fuels.
Sara Van Horn
A group of people march down a street, one of them speaking into a megaphone. They hold sings that read, "UAW on strike" and "UAW: Stand up, en tiers, no more 2nd class workers."
Labor
Union Reformers Made Labor History in 2023. They're Just Getting Started.
A resurgence of labor militancy at UPS and the Big Three led to some of the best contracts in decades—but workers have even bigger ambitions for the year ahead.
Barry Eidlin
A large group of Amazon workers rally in front of Amazon's headquarters in Seattle on May 31, 2023, citing the company's changes to its climate policy, layoffs, and a return-to-office mandate. Some people hold what appear to be cardboard globes. Others hold picket signs.
Labor
2023 Was the Year of the Strike. What Can We Expect in 2024?
500,000 workers went out on strike in 2023. That's twice as many as the year before.
Jenny Brown
Shawn Fain stand behind a podium and microphones. He is wearing a blue UAW quarter-zip over a white collared shirt. Around him are Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.
LaborIsrael & Palestine
Shawn Fain: “We Cannot Bomb Our Way to Peace.”
At a press conference in D.C. on December 14, UAW president Shawn Fain called for a cease-fire, alongside Democratic lawmakers and other labor leaders.
Shawn Fain
LaborDispatch
Inside NYC Home Care Workers’ Fight to End 24-Hour Work Shifts
Thousands of home care workers in New York City complete 24-hour shifts and suffer from chronic illness after years of overwork and sleep deprivation.
Xuandi Wang
Union members picket outside of Columbia College. Signs read, "Columbia Faculty On Strike for a Fair Contract.".
Labor
After 49 Days, the Longest Adjunct Strike in U.S. History Comes to a Close
“They’re not just treating us as discardable anymore.”
Jeff Schuhrke
LaborViewpoint
Ten Predictions for Labor in 2024
Our crystal ball shows splintering coalitions, the rise of a new vanguard, and more.
Hamilton Nolan
Conserjes de oficinas y comercios, junto con otros miembros del Local 26 de SEIU, marcharon por un contrato sindical justo el 7 de diciembre en Minneapolis.
LaborEn Español
Los Trabajadores De Limpieza Asean Los Establecimientos Después De Las Compras Navideñas, Pero Ellos No Pueden Festejar Con Sus Familias.
“En mi cultura, Nochebuena es nuestro día para festejar … y yo me voy al trabajo como si fuera un día normal. Es duro para los niños.”
Sarah Lazare
LaborFeatureThe Right-Wing Issue
The Fascist Movement’s Biggest Threat: Labor Unions?
An interview with Paul Ortiz on how unions have fought Gov. Ron Desantis’ reactionary rule—and unions as an anti-fascist force.
Bill Fletcher, Jr.
A worker holds a sign reading: We're on ULP strike!
Labor
Starbucks' Offer to Resume Contract Talks Comes with Some Serious Fine Print
Starbucks says it wants to bargain. Its behavior suggests otherwise.
Steven Greenhouse
Labor
They Clean After Holiday Shoppers. But They Don't Get to Celebrate with Their Families.
“In my culture, Christmas Eve is our day to celebrate. ... And I’m going to work like it’s a regular day. It’s hard on the kids.”
Sarah Lazare
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