Labor

What Today's Labor Activists Can Learn From the Legacy of Ron Carey
The late Teamsters reform leader Ron Carey succeeded in turning around a corrupt and conservative union. Today’s labor reformers looking to revitalize their own unions can take lessons from his career.
Steve Early and Rand Wilson
Two Years In, These “Progressive” Companies Still Haven’t Negotiated First Union Contracts
The union wave at big U.S. retailers hasn’t yet resulted in first contracts for workers at Trader Joe’s, Starbucks and REI. But unions are proving their value in other ways.
Jeremy Gantz
Can Grocery Workers Take Back Their Union?
Faye Guenther’s multiyear plan to revolutionize the grocery workers union.
Hamilton Nolan
The Baltimore Bridge Collapse is a Story About Deregulation
From Baltimore to East Palestine, deregulation is killing working people.
Maximillian Alvarez
Books Are the Missing Piece of a Unionized American Culture Industry
Organizing book stores like Barnes & Noble could lift up the entire creative underclass.
Hamilton Nolan
The UAW Is Standing Up with Mexican Autoworkers
With its Mexico solidarity project, the UAW will fight alongside the country's growing militant independent labor movement, ensuring justice for autoworkers extends beyond borders.
Brandon Mancilla
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference on February 05, 2024 in Miami Beach, Florida.
The Right Has a New Playbook to Crush Unions and Enshrine Corporate Power
The American Legislative Exchange Council is pushing a spate of anti-worker bills in states across the country—the latest in the group's onslaught on collective bargaining rights.
Juliana Broad
A 32-Hour Workweek Is Ours for the Taking
The fight for shorter hours can unify workers everywhere.
Sarah Jaffe
Una Semana Laboral De 32 Horas Es Nuestra Para Tomarla
La lucha por jornadas laborales más cortas puede unir a los trabajadores.
Sarah Jaffe
Washington Strippers Win Bill of Rights
Dancers in Washington state have been fighting for increased protections at the clubs they work. Last week, they won legislation known as the "Strippers' Bill of Rights."
Kim Kelly
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