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In Ohio's Cancer Cluster, Workers Fight for Justice—and Transparency
“They hired the healthiest workers because it takes us longer to get sick.”
Maximillian Alvarez
LaborInterviewPodcast
East Palestine is a Labor Issue
“Norfolk Southern has not kept their promise to the whole community to make it right.”
Maximillian Alvarez
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Organizers Call on Biden to Issue a Major Disaster Declaration for East Palestine
Over a year after the Norfolk Southern derailment in East Palestine, residents are struggling to access critical healthcare. A coalition of activists from across the country is urging the Biden administration to take action.
Maximillian Alvarez
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Uvalde Father Brett Cross Is Fighting so That No One Else Has to Bury Their Child
“At this point, it's not a matter of if it's going to happen to you, it’s a matter of when.”
Maximillian Alvarez
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Rail Jobs Don't Have to Be Deadly
Railroad corporations are packing schedules and loosening workplace safety standards. Workers are paying for it with their lives.
Maximillian Alvarez
LaborInterviewPodcast
As Norfolk Southern Reports Billions in Earnings, East Palestine Residents Wait for Justice
One year after the Norfolk Southern derailment, families are still struggling to relocate, find work, and access medical care.
Maximillian Alvarez
LaborInterviewPodcast
How Kaiser Workers Won
Over 75,000 Kaiser Permanente workers walked out on a three-day strike, marking the largest healthcare strike in U.S. history.
Maximillian Alvarez
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A Major Seattle Sandwich Chain Fired a Union Organizer, Sparking Backlash—and Change
Workers at Homegrown voted overwhelmingly to unionize with UNITE HERE in late 2022. They’ve been fighting for a contract ever since.
Maximillian Alvarez
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Can Worker Co-ops Bring an End to Crappy Jobs?
“Co-ops create greater wealth in their communities. People keep that money in their communities.”
Maximillian Alvarez
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The New York Supreme Court Just Blocked a Union From Voting on a Pro-Palestine Resolution
In a seemingly unprecedented move, the NY Supreme Court just granted a temporary restraining order preventing members of the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys – UAW Local 2325 from even voting on a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.
Maximillian Alvarez
LaborInterviewPodcast
UPS and Autoworkers Are Inspiring a Wave of Worker Militancy. Who’s Next?
The UAW reached tentative agreements with each of Detroit's Big Three automakers. Workers around the country are watching.
Teddy Ostrow and Ruby Walsh
LaborInterviewPodcastIsrael & Palestine
"I Want American Workers to Be United to Make the Occupation Costly, to Make the Israeli Apartheid Costly."
Palestinian activist Issa Amro calls on U.S. workers to fight for for justice and an end to the occupation.
Maximillian Alvarez
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Striking Autoworkers Have Made Major Strides. They’re Not Done Yet.
Lisa Xu and Chris Budnick on the power of worker organizing—and the UAW’s newfound militance.
Teddy Ostrow and Ruby Walsh
LaborInterviewPodcast
Mass Protest Hasn’t Won the Change We Need. What Comes Next?
Reporter Vincent Bevins on his new book, If We Burn: The Mass Protest Decade and The Missing Revolution.
Maximillian Alvarez
LaborInterviewPodcast
The UAW Fight is an Exercise in Class Struggle Unionism
UAW President Shawn Fain has said that “corporate greed” is the enemy, and autoworkers are fighting back.
Teddy Ostrow and Ruby Walsh
LaborInterviewPodcast
A Government Shutdown Would Shutter the NLRB. That’s Bad News for Striking Workers.
A government shutdown would place NLRB workers on furlough, leaving striking workers without a crucial ally in their fight.
Maximillian Alvarez
LaborInterviewPodcast
South Korea Declared War on Unions. Workers Are Fighting Back.
In the face of widespread repression, South Korean workers are rising up for fair pay and labor protections.
Maximillian Alvarez
LaborInterviewPodcast
Autoworkers Are Fighting for the Future of the Industry
Stagnant pay and hazardous conditions have driven autoworkers at the Big Three to organize.
Maximillian Alvarez
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Autoworkers Aren't Afraid of a Strike
“It's not about protecting the American dream or fighting for the American dream. It's literally like resuscitating it from the dead.”
Teddy Ostrow and Ruby Walsh
LaborInterviewPodcast
West Virginia University Administrators Just Announced Massive Layoffs. Campus Workers Aren’t Going Down Without a Fight.
The new WVU budget slashes nearly 10% of majors and 7% of all faculty, but campus workers are fighting back.
Maximillian Alvarez
LaborInterviewPodcast
UPS Teamsters Voted to Ratify Their Contract, Ending High-Profile Negotiations and Averting a Strike
The union voted to ratify the contract by 86.3%.
Teddy Ostrow and Ruby Walsh
LaborInterviewPodcast
UPS Teamsters Voted to Ratify Their Contract, Ending High-Profile Negotiations and Averting a Strike
The union voted to ratify the contract by 86.3%.
Teddy Ostrow and Ruby Walsh
LaborInterviewPodcast
UPS Teamsters Across the Nation Are Voting on the Tentative Agreement
Worker organizing at UPS reaped significant concessions from the company. Now, they'll need to decide whether or not to ratify the contract.
Teddy Ostrow and Ruby Walsh
LaborInterviewPodcast
The Teamsters and UPS Are Returning to the Bargaining Table. Will They Reach a Deal In Time?
Since negotiations broke down on July 5, Teamsters leadership has been touring UPS facilities around the country to rally the rank-and-file.
Teddy Ostrow and Ruby Walsh
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