Labor

Chipotle Shut Down Its Only Unionized Store. Organizers Say It’s Retaliation.
While the company denies the closure is related to union activity, it fits a larger pattern of union-busting efforts at other franchises like Starbucks and Heine Brothers’ Coffee.
Maximillian Alvarez
Intelligentsia Workers Vote to Unionize, Fueling the Fire of Coffee Industry Organizing
Workers at the coffee chain have joined fellow baristas at Starbucks and Colectivo in unionizing their workplaces.
Jeff Schuhrke
Damning Report Shows Unions Have Plenty of Money to Organize—They Just Don't Spend It
For the past decade, organized labor has gotten richer even as it watched its membership decline.
Hamilton Nolan
Starbucks Holds Life-Saving Benefits Over Trans Workers' Heads
Managers are wielding a new weapon against unions: gender-affirming healthcare
Zane McNeill
The UAW Just Made It Easier for Auto Workers to Go on Strike
At the recent UAW convention, workers won increased strike pay that starts on day one.
Keith Brower Brown and Jane Slaughter
After Yellowstone Floods, Tourism Workers Lose Their Jobs—And Their Housing
Many Yellowstone workers depend on their bosses for a place to live. When the flood washed away their jobs, they lost their housing, too.
Joseph Bullington
The New ‘Lavender Scare’ Is an Attack on the Working Class
A new wave of attacks on queer and trans rights is here. The Working People podcast asks veteran LGBTQ+ labor organizers how workers can fight back.
Maximillian Alvarez
In 40 Years of Labor Reporting, David Moberg Never Gave Up on the Working Class
As a staff writer for In These Times from its birth in 1976, Moberg secured a unique position for himself in the small band of the nation’s labor writers.
Stephen Franklin
UK Rail Workers Prepare for Second Round of Strikes
After their bosses responded to last month’s 40,000-strong rail workers’ strike with a “paltry” contract offer, the National Union of Rail, Maritime, and Transport Workers are gearing up for another day of strike action on Wednesday, July 27.
Maximillian Alvarez
U.S. Railroad Workers Inch Closer to a Possible National Strike
After Biden appointed an emergency board to help resolve the labor dispute, rail workers warn: “We have the ability to stop the trains from moving.”
Jeff Schuhrke
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