Labor

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
Organizers Look Back on Labor Notes 2022
A whopping 4,000 union workers and activists attended the Labor Notes conference in Chicago this year to share strategies and report on the status of the rising labor movement.
Maximillian Alvarez
A Pro-union Worker Asked Amazon for Injury Accommodations. Amazon Fired Her.
The Amazon Labor Union victory at the JFK8 warehouse on Staten Island was historic. But right now, as we speak, Amazon is currently in court trying to throw out the results of that election, and pro-union workers keep getting fired.
Maximillian Alvarez
Nurses in the U.S. Are Suffering "Moral Injury"
The pandemic and staffing crisis have left healthcare workers with invisible wounds.
Kari Lydersen
Starbucks Union Files Labor Complaint Claiming Store Closures Are Retaliation
The coffee chain has announced it’s closing 16 stores, including some that have recently unionized. Workers say it’s coercion against labor organizing.
Maxwell Parrott
America Is Breaking the Bargain It Made For Labor Peace
The right wing is starving the government of its ability to guarantee worker rights. Will we let them get away with it?
Hamilton Nolan
The Federal Reserve’s Answer to Inflation Is Class War
The conventional medicine for fighting inflation is to make workers pay. And that is what the Federal Reserve, with Joe Biden’s approval, is planning to do.
Hadas Thier
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