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The Autoworkers Strike Just Spread to Facilities Across the Country
On Friday, the walk out by UAW members expanded to 38 parts depots across 20 states.
Luis Feliz Leon and Lisa Xu
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5 Things Unions Can Do To Defend Transgender Workers
Trans rights are workers’ rights.
Amy Livingston and Sarah Lazare
LaborInterviewPodcast
South Korea Declared War on Unions. Workers Are Fighting Back.
In the face of widespread repression, South Korean workers are rising up for fair pay and labor protections.
Maximillian Alvarez
Two smiling workers stand back-to-back with signs reading, "UAW on Strike."
Labor
In Missouri, Autoworkers Are Fighting for the Future of the Industry
GM workers, out on their second strike in four years, are done with concessions.
Jacqui Germain
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UAW President Shawn Fain Sets Noon Friday Deadline for Companies to Meet Demands
Transcript: In a live speech Monday, Fain called on autoworkers to be ready to join the strike if they have to.
Shawn Fain
Labor
Workers in the South Aren’t Letting Anti-Labor Laws Stop Them From Organizing
From a recent work action in Durham, North Carolina to union drives at REI and academic institutions, workers are taking important steps to organize the South.
Mindy Isser
LaborViewpoint
Bernie Sanders to Big 3 CEOs: “It is time for you to end your greed.”
Transcript: In an explosive speech at a Detroit autoworker rally, Sanders railed against stock buybacks and called on CEOs to negotiate a fair contract.
Bernie Sanders
LaborViewpoint
The Big 3 Want You To Think Striking Workers and the Climate Are at Odds. They’re Not.
Mainstream media coverage of the UAW strike has implied that workers’ demands stand in conflict with achieving climate goals. That’s BS.
Sarah Lazare
A handful of cheering autoworkers hold signs reading "UAW Stand Up COLA Fair Pay Now" and "UAW Stand Up Record Profits Record Contracts."
Labor
UAW's "Element of Surprise" Strike Appears to Be Working
"We heard like everyone else at 10 p.m.," a Stellantis spokesperson says.
Sarah Lazare and Jeff Schuhrke
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It's Official: Autoworkers Are on Strike
“If they don’t move on the union’s demands, more pain will be applied—but the companies won’t be able to predict where.”
Luis Feliz Leon and Jane Slaughter
LaborInterviewPodcast
Autoworkers Are Fighting for the Future of the Industry
Stagnant pay and hazardous conditions have driven autoworkers at the Big Three to organize.
Maximillian Alvarez
Screenshot of United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain in a livestream wearing a red UAW shirt, a UAW pin, and surrounded by UAW signs with demands like ?"End Tiers" and "COLA Fair Pay"
Labor
"Keep the Companies Guessing": UAW "Stand-Up Strike," Explained
UAW President Shawn Fain says the union is ready to strike, using a new tactic that's a "historic first."
Jake Johnson
Photograph of a worker in a red shirt holding a sign that says "Fighting for the American Dream," with other marching behind her.
Labor
Exhausted, Injured and Angry: Autoworkers Have Had Enough
Record profits should mean record pay—but that's not how it's played out at the Big Three automakers. These Ford workers have had enough.
Sarah Lazare
Labor
Here's What Striking Autoworkers Are Fighting For
The Big 3 automakers have made record profits in recent years. Now, union workers are calling for big raises, an end to tiers, a shorter work week and a just transition.
Jeff Schuhrke
LaborFeature
Why Did UPS Teamsters Vote Yes on the Deal?
A reporter got an intimate look at how contract discussions played out at one local.
Teddy Ostrow
LaborInterviewPodcast
Autoworkers Aren't Afraid of a Strike
“It's not about protecting the American dream or fighting for the American dream. It's literally like resuscitating it from the dead.”
Teddy Ostrow and Ruby Walsh
LaborInterviewPodcast
West Virginia University Administrators Just Announced Massive Layoffs. Campus Workers Aren’t Going Down Without a Fight.
The new WVU budget slashes nearly 10% of majors and 7% of all faculty, but campus workers are fighting back.
Maximillian Alvarez
LaborViewpointInterview
Sara Nelson: Attacks on Abortion Rights Are Attacks on All Workers
Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson on abortion rights, building union density, and the sham of “corporate benevolence.”
Natascha Elena Uhlmann
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Will the Clean Energy Auto Economy Be Built on Factory Floors Riddled With Toxic Chemicals and Safety Hazards?
Workers at an Ultium Cells plant in Ohio are fighting for fair wages and safety on the job. What happens there could help set the tone for similar joint-venture plants across the country.
Luis Feliz Leon
LaborViewpoint
It's Up to Unions to Make the NLRB Matter
The regulatory climate for unions is good. Will they do anything with it?
Hamilton Nolan
LaborInterviewPodcast
UPS Teamsters Voted to Ratify Their Contract, Ending High-Profile Negotiations and Averting a Strike
The union voted to ratify the contract by 86.3%.
Teddy Ostrow and Ruby Walsh
LaborInterviewPodcast
UPS Teamsters Voted to Ratify Their Contract, Ending High-Profile Negotiations and Averting a Strike
The union voted to ratify the contract by 86.3%.
Teddy Ostrow and Ruby Walsh
LaborViewpoint
Hearing: Don’t Cut Corners with Miners’ Safety
In West Virginia, a push for stronger regulations to fight the new epidemic of black lung afflicting Central Appalachian miners.
Kim Kelly
Labor
Workers at a Chicago Safety-Net Hospital Went on Strike. They Just Won Across-the-Board Raises.
At Loretto hospital, around 200 hospital workers went on strike for over a week demanding better pay. Their new contract includes an average raise of 14.5% over three years.
Jeff Schuhrke
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