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UAW Members Ratify Deal with the Big Three
We spoke with autoworkers across the Big Three about how they planned to vote.
Mindy Isser
LaborInterviewPodcast
UPS and Autoworkers Are Inspiring a Wave of Worker Militancy. Who’s Next?
The UAW reached tentative agreements with each of Detroit's Big Three automakers. Workers around the country are watching.
Teddy Ostrow and Ruby Walsh
LaborInterviewPodcastIsrael & Palestine
"I Want American Workers to Be United to Make the Occupation Costly, to Make the Israeli Apartheid Costly."
Palestinian activist Issa Amro calls on U.S. workers to fight for for justice and an end to the occupation.
Maximillian Alvarez
LaborViewpoint
A General Strike in 2028 Is a Uniquely Plausible Dream
The UAW's call for unions to align their contract expirations is legitimately achievable. But the work starts now.
Hamilton Nolan
LaborIsrael & Palestine
The Next Target for Protests Against Israel: Ports
Hundreds of protesters took action at ports in Oakland and Tacoma to try and stop the Cape Orlando's progress. Meanwhile, dockworkers in Barcelona called for a cease-fire and announced they would not work on ships carrying weapons.
Kim Kelly
LaborIsrael & Palestine
The AFL-CIO Squashed a Council's Cease-Fire Resolution. What Does It Say About Labor Right Now?
The move illustrates larger dynamics currently at play within the U.S. labor movement as the assault on Gaza rages on. While some unions and labor activists are advocating for an immediate end to the onslaught, most officials are keeping quiet.
Jeff Schuhrke
Labor
“What Could We Win Together?” Labor in Minnesota Gears up for a Major Escalation
With a string of contracts expiring in the new year, Minnesota unions and community groups are gathering to unite around a strategy for a cleaner environment and better jobs, housing and schools.
Isabela Escalona and Amie Stager
Labor
The UAW Has Now Reached a Tentative Agreement With Each of the Big Three
The deal with General Motors, the last of the major U.S. automakers to settle, could put an end to the union's historic Stand-Up Strike. But now it's up to the members.
Jake Johnson
Labor
“It Kind of Feels Like Prison”: Injured, Burned Out and Under Surveillance at Amazon
More than 40% of Amazon workers get injured on the job, according to a new report. The company says they are “industrial athletes.”
Katrina Pham
Labor
Here’s What UAW Workers Won in a “Historic” TA After Striking at Ford
After more than a month on the picket line, autoworkers have reached a tentative agreement with Ford including massive wage increases, cost of living adjustments and the right to strike over plant closures. Now the deal goes to the membership, while strikes continue at GM and Stellantis.
Jeff Schuhrke
Labor
UAW and Ford Announce Tentative Deal
The tentative deal between the UAW and Ford would end the strike against one of the mammoth automakers making up The Big Three, according to the union.
Ari Bloomekatz
Labor
UAW Strikes Two Major Plants This Week Including "The Most Profitable Auto Plant in the World”
The latest strikes at General Motors and Stellantis bring the total number of United Auto Workers members on strike to some 46,000.
Keith Brower Brown
LaborViewpointIsrael & Palestine
Starbucks Is Exploiting the Violence in Gaza and Israel to Attack Its Union
The president of Workers United writes that Starbucks is endangering its own employees and appears to even endorse a boycott of its own stores. “I am afraid,” said one worker. “My mom doesn’t want me to go to work.”
Lynne Fox
A group of protestors wearing all-black stand in the middle of a road. They hold a large black banner that says "CEASEFIRE" in white writing.
LaborIsrael & Palestine
Unions and Workers Are Increasingly Demanding a Cease-Fire and an End to Gaza Siege
“The rising escalation of war and arms sales doesn't serve the interests of workers anywhere.”
Luis Feliz Leon and Alexandra Bradbury
LaborInterviewPodcast
Striking Autoworkers Have Made Major Strides. They’re Not Done Yet.
Lisa Xu and Chris Budnick on the power of worker organizing—and the UAW’s newfound militance.
Teddy Ostrow and Ruby Walsh
LaborInterviewPodcast
Mass Protest Hasn’t Won the Change We Need. What Comes Next?
Reporter Vincent Bevins on his new book, If We Burn: The Mass Protest Decade and The Missing Revolution.
Maximillian Alvarez
LaborViewpoint
God Is on the Side of Autoworkers
The UAW’s fight is a righteous one and President Shawn Fain knows that “with faith the size of even a mustard seed, people can move a mountain.”
William J. Barber II
LaborIsrael & Palestine
The U.S. Labor Voices Opposing Military Aid to Israel
“U.S. military aid going in is pouring gasoline onto a fire. It encourages that there be military solutions, and military solutions will get more people killed.”
Jeff Schuhrke and Sarah Lazare
LaborViewpoint
Republicans Are Using Anti-China Rhetoric to Undercut Striking UAW Workers’ Demands
Rather than actually supporting auto workers in their strike against billionaire CEOs at the Big Three, GOP officials are instead using the labor action to rail against electric vehicles and stoke conflict with China.
Jeff Schuhrke and Sarah Lazare
LaborFeature
Striking Autoworkers Remember Broken Promises
Workers at the Big Three agreed to major concessions as part of the auto bailout of 2009. Fourteen years later, with business booming, they’re on strike to demand what they lost—and more.
Alice Herman
Labor
“This Just Cost You Kentucky Truck Plant": UAW Announces Major Surprise Strike
Some 8,700 additional auto workers walked off the job on Wednesday in a critical escalation of the Stand-Up Strike.
Keith Brower Brown
Labor
“Is This a Union Town or What?” Chicago's Transformative Role in the Labor Movement—Past and Present—Fuels UAW Rally
Mayor Brandon Johnson and local, national and international labor leaders joined United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain at a rally for striking autoworkers and allies at the Local 551 union hall.
Maia McDonald
Labor
UAW Scores Major Victory, GM to Put EV Battery Plants in National Contract
While the UAW's strike against the Big Three is ongoing and bargaining continues, union president Shawn Fain announced an important victory.
Luis Feliz Leon
Labor
Kaiser Workers Are Out on the Largest Healthcare Strike in U.S. History
This week, more than 75,000 unionized workers at Kaiser Permanente walked off the job, the latest in a string of high-profile labor actions across the country.
Jake Johnson
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