In Minnesota, the Largest Private-Sector Nurses Strike in U.S. History
Protesting understaffing and low pay, Minnesota nurses hit the picket line in a “fight for our very profession.”
Sarah Lahm
The Strike that Started the Red Wave
Ten years ago, Chicago teachers modeled what a militant fight for public education looks like by walking off the job. A decade later, the legacy of social justice unionism continues to animate the U.S. labor movement.
Jackson Potter
“Players Realize Now: They’re Workers”: Why Baseball Minor Leaguers Voted to Unionize
The surge in U.S. labor organizing now includes minor league baseball players, who are agitating for higher pay and better protections on and off the field.
Abe Asher
The Working-Class Loggers Who Saved an Old-Growth Forest
Often cast as villains in the Northwest’s environmental battles, timber workers have a connection to the forest that goes far beyond jobs.
Steven C. Beda
Heat Waves Are Literally Killing UPS Workers
Package deliverers and mail carriers aren’t just suffering from capitalist-induced climate change. They’re also often forced to work in vehicles without air conditioning.
Maximillian Alvarez
This Labor Day, Starbucks Workers Are Hosting Pro-Union “Sip-Ins” Across the U.S.
To commemorate Labor Day, Starbucks workers are planning actions at stores around the country—part of the growing campaign to organize the coffee chain.
Saurav Sarkar
These Starbucks Workers Demanded Fair Pay, Then Were Accused of Kidnapping Their Boss
Workers at a unionized Starbucks store in South Carolina call the allegations “ridiculous” and are continuing to organize for justice on the job.
Saurav Sarkar
Chicago Teachers Suspect Mayor Lightfoot Tried To Fire Them for Opposing a New Scrapyard
Chicago Public Schools targeted two teachers involved in a campaign to stop the relocation of a dirty General Iron metal shredder to Chicago’s Southeast Side. The union and the community fought back.
Maximillian Alvarez
500 Days Into the Warrior Met Coal Strike, Where Are Joe Biden and the Democrats?
As Alabama miners fight for their rights, Democratic leaders are largely absent.
Ask a Railroad Worker: How Did Railroad Jobs Get So Bad?
As a national rail shutdown over mounting labor disputes looms in the US, it’s worth asking how we got here from the folks who know best—the workers themselves.
Maximillian Alvarez
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