Labor

How Unions Are Fighting to Protect Abortion Rights
From collective bargaining to creative use of release time, unions can defend the reproductive freedom of their members. Here's how some are doing it.
C.M. Lewis
Intelligentsia Coffee Workers Join Starbucks and Colectivo in Unionizing
The cafe organizing wave continues to grow as workers at all Intelligentsia stores in Chicago file for a union election.
Jeff Schuhrke
One Big Union for Charter Schools?
A conversation with Tyler Powles, who was a 4th-grade teacher at Caliber: Beta Academy for five years, and Erinn Murphy, an education specialist (and school parent) at Caliber: ChangeMakers Academy.
Maximillian Alvarez
These Baristas Have Been on Strike for Over 3 Months to Get Their Union Recognized
At Great Lakes Coffee, workers are on the picket line demanding their rights—part of a growing national movement to organize the cafe industry.
Hannah Faris
How Amazon and Starbucks Workers Are Upending the Organizing Rules
Workers are leading. Unions should support them or get out of the way.
Chris Brooks
Meet the Tongan-American Unionist on a Pilgrimage To Support Striking Workers Around the U.S.
A conversation with Tevita 'Uhatafe, a rank-and-file member of the Transport Workers Union Local 513 in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Maximillian Alvarez
Starbucks. Amazon. Now, Trader Joe’s Is Unionizing.
Workers are pushing for the grocery store chain’s first union.
Jeremy Gantz
As Illinois Coal Jobs Disappear, Some Are Looking to the Sun
While Illinois phases out coal, clean energy jobs hold promise—both for displaced coal workers, and those harmed by the fossil fuel economy.
Kari Lydersen
Teachers at the Blue Man Group’s "Progressive" School Strike Over Union Busting
The private Blue School in New York teaches labor history. Its teachers just walked off the job.
Jeff Schuhrke
Buffalo Starbucks Workers Waited 6 Months Before the NLRB Finally Filed a Complaint Against the Company
These Starbucks workers were the first to unionize—but labor law went unenforced during their elections.
Maxwell Parrott
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