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UPS Teamsters Across the Nation Are Voting on the Tentative Agreement
Worker organizing at UPS reaped significant concessions from the company. Now, they'll need to decide whether or not to ratify the contract.
Teddy Ostrow and Ruby Walsh
LaborClimate
In a Summer of Record Heat, These Striking Workers Are Making Climate Demands
Pennsylvania workers represented by United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America have been on strike since late June. They're fighting for a green overhaul of the rail industry.
Sarah Lazare
Labor
L.A. Hotel Workers Are On Strike To Stem the City’s Housing Crisis
Hotel workers in Los Angeles endure grueling commutes as housing costs skyrocket. Now, they’re on strike for both fair wages and affordable housing.
David Helps
LaborCulture
Tyler Childers’ New "In Your Love" Video Marries the Joy of Queer Love With the Horrors of Black Lung
Childers' new music video for "In Your Love” is a striking portrait of queer resilience—and coal baron greed.
Kim Kelly
LaborViewpoint
Corporate Greed is a Moral Crisis. Working People Are Fighting Back.
Workers across the country are embracing their power in unprecedented ways. Many hope this “hot labor summer” is just the beginning.
Rosalyn Pelles and William J. Barber II
LaborDispatchThe Socialism Issue
Democratic Socialists Are Fueling a Hot Labor Summer
From strike support to training organizers and supporting union drives, DSA members are helping to build a fighting labor movement.
Indigo Olivier
LaborViewpoint
A New Idea for New Union Organizing
Unions don't organize enough people. Their structure is the problem.
Hamilton Nolan
LaborViewpoint
Strikes Are a Tool to Claw Back Control Over Our Lives
This summer, Hollywood writers and actors are out on strike together for the first time in decades. Their demands go beyond wages and benefits—they’re challenging bosses’ authority to unilaterally decide what work looks like.
Nick French
Labor
A New Climate Rule Could Change the Face of America’s Railways
An alliance of labor and environmental groups is taking on the rail industry to pass a rule that would create both zero-emissions trains and good union jobs.
Kari Lydersen
Labor
UPS and Teamsters Have Reached a Tentative Deal, May Avoid Strike
The tentative agreement, which must be ratified by the union’s membership, apparently includes wage increases and an end to a two-tiered wage system.
Teddy Ostrow and Stephen Franklin
Labor
Cross-Union Solidarity Is Fueling the Historic Summer Strike Wave
From Hollywood to UPS, the U.S. labor movement is uniting to support striking workers and win contract demands across industries.
Jeff Schuhrke
LaborInterviewPodcast
The Teamsters and UPS Are Returning to the Bargaining Table. Will They Reach a Deal In Time?
Since negotiations broke down on July 5, Teamsters leadership has been touring UPS facilities around the country to rally the rank-and-file.
Teddy Ostrow and Ruby Walsh
Labor
The UPS Strike Looms as Corporate America Cashes In
The backdrop of what could be the largest strike at a single employer in decades is that CEOs and corporate America are making record profits as unions—from actors to Teamsters to hotel workers—fight back and flex their power this summer.
Stephen Franklin
LaborInterviewPodcast
Railroad Whistleblowers Keep Losing Their Jobs
Michael Paul Lindsey II, a locomotive conductor and engineer of 17 years, tried to sound the alarm on railroad safety. Not long after, he was fired.
Maximillian Alvarez
Labor
Reform Caucus Rises, Sues for Elections in Amazon Labor Union
A year after a landmark union win at the JFK8 warehouse, Amazon still refuses to recognize it. Workers disagree on how to end the stalemate.
Luis Feliz Leon
LaborInterviewPodcast
UAW Turns Up the Heat on the Big Three
“If we don't do this now, we won't have another opportunity.”
Teddy Ostrow and Ruby Walsh
LaborViewpoint
The Dystopian Future of U.S. Public Education Is On Display in Houston
The takeover of the Houston Independent School District by GOP officials is part of a broader attack on public education—but unions and community members are fighting back.
Jackie Anderson, Ruth Kravetz and Jay Malone
Labor
Workers at The Trevor Project Unionize
Members of the newly formed Friends of Trevor United say they are organizing for the LGBTQ youth they serve.
Sara Van Horn
LaborInterviewPodcast
The Clock is Ticking for UPS
Bargaining between the Teamsters and UPS has broken down. Can they still reach a deal?
Teddy Ostrow and Ruby Walsh
LaborViewpoint
Remote Work Among the Issues at Play in CWA Election
At their national convention, communications workers are set to decide on a new president—and the future of work-from-home arrangements could be on the table.
Steve Early
LaborInterviewPodcast
UPS Workers Aren't Afraid of a Fight
“[UPS management] love nothing more than to reward productive workers with more productivity. And people that keep up with that, by the time they’re 20 years in, they’re getting knee replacements, they’re getting hip replacements, their quality of life plummets.”
Maximillian Alvarez
Labor
Can UPS and the Teamsters Reach a Deal?
Teamsters General President Sean M. O'Brien tweeted Saturday that "huge gains have been made" but "we're not across that goal line yet."
Stephen Franklin
LaborInterviewPodcast
LGBTQ+ Workers Are Organizing to Fight the Right
“You can’t legally be discriminated against based on your identity, but…bosses are going to find any excuse that they want to justify firing people or retaliating against people.”
Maximillian Alvarez
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin
Labor
Coal-State Democrats Push Biden on Silica Rule: What’s the Hold-Up?
The lifesaving rule has been in limbo for 6 months. A recent In These Times investigation named silica as the main culprit in a new surge of black lung deaths.
Kim Kelly
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