Labor

How to Make the Building Trades Work for Women
From winning maternity leave to organizing against sexual harassment, union tradeswoman are pushing for change.
Mindy Isser
They Rappel Down Skyscrapers to Clean Windows. And They're Going On Strike.
A conversation with Eric Crone, union steward and window cleaner who works for Columbia Building Services.
Maximillian Alvarez
Colectivo Is Now the Largest Unionized Coffee Chain in the U.S.—And More Could Follow
After months of waiting, the NLRB finally ruled that Colectivo workers have won their union.
Alice Herman
High Rise Window Cleaners, Immune to Fear, Enter Second Week of Strike
Minneapolis workers are fighting for safety standards in a risky industry.
Hamilton Nolan
100 Years Ago, Miners Carried Out the Largest Armed Labor Uprising in U.S. History
During the 1921 Battle of Blair Mountain, West Virginia workers fought for their rights in a bloody campaign to unionize the coal mines.
Paul Salstrom and Steven Stoll
Workers of Color at Major Electric Bus Company Allege Widespread Racism on the Job
Employees of New Flyer in California and Alabama say they have faced years of discrimination.
Hamilton Nolan
In the Coal Mines, Workers Are Dying to Make a Living
Mining companies increasingly rely on cheaper contractors who face longer hours and higher risk of accidents.
Kari Lydersen
When the Plant Closed, These Workers Were Left Behind
The shuttering of the Mylan pharmaceutical plant in Morgantown, West Virginia left more than 1,400 people out of work.
Maximillian Alvarez
"One Day Longer": A Miners' Strike Fed By Solidarity
Meet the coal miners who have been on strike for more than five months.
Maximillian Alvarez
The Indy Journalists Who Covered a Massive Coal Miner Strike That Corporate Media Ignored
A conversation with the grassroots journalists who have consistently covered the strike.
Maximillian Alvarez
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