A Nationwide UPS Strike Could Be Weeks Away
“[A strike] could capture the imagination of people who want a union, but want to join something that they feel is fighting for them.”
Teddy Ostrow and Ruby Walsh
The WGA Strike Is More Than an Issue of Pay—it’s Part of the Battle for Diversity and Inclusion in Hollywood
For the first time in 15 years, 11,500 members of the Writers Guild of America went on strike May 2, mostly asking for higher pay and better employment terms. But that’s not the end of the story.
Jireh Deng
Airline Pilots in the U.S. Are Barreling Closer to a Possible Strike
American Airlines pilots have voted overwhelmingly to walk off the job over substandard working conditions—and pilots at Southwest are now conducting their own strike authorization vote.
Jeff Schuhrke
My Great-Uncle Was Shot at the Memorial Day Massacre. Why Was This Working Class History Silenced?
In 1937, police killed striking steel workers in Chicago, but the story behind the tragedy was repressed. No more.
Carol Quirke
"The Companies Have Broken This Business": Hollywood Writers Begin Strike
Over 11,000 members of the Writers Guild of America went on strike Tuesday, demanding fair compensation and employment guarantees from major studios and streaming giants.
Jon Queally
At UFCW, A Reform Movement Rises
Can essential workers follow auto workers and revolutionize their union?
Hamilton Nolan
The Upsurge Podcast: UPS Contract Negotiations Have Begun ... Sort Of.
While CEO Carol Tomé has insisted that the company and the union are "not far apart on the issues," some workers feel that their behavior at the bargaining table paints a different picture.
Teddy Ostrow and Ruby Walsh
Working People Podcast: University of Michigan Tried to Stop a Strike. It Didn't Go How They Planned.
Unable to stop the strike through the courts, university administrators have resorted to calling campus police, docking pay, and pressuring faculty to report on strikers, organizers say.
Maximillian Alvarez
Brightly Colored Bandages and Bags of Ice: Meatpacking Workers Say Tyson Foods Makes Them Fight to See the Doctor
The in-house medical care at Tyson Foods allegedly conceals injuries, throwing what it’s like to be a meatpacking worker in the United States into sharp relief.
Luis Feliz Leon
Los Empacadores de Carne Dicen que Tyson Foods los hace Luchar para ir al Doctor
El equipo médico interno en Tyson Foods presuntamente oculta las lesiones, mostrando la difícil realidad de ser empacador de carne en los Estados Unidos.
Luis Feliz Leon
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