Working In These Times

The Rank-and-File Fight for Direct Democracy at UAW
A conversation with Justin Mayhugh, a worker at General Motors in Kansas City, about a referendum on whether UAW members can directly elect top union officers.
Maximillian Alvarez
Happy Striketober. Let's Restore the Legal Right to Strike.
Now's the perfect time to fight for the right to return to a job once a strike is over.
Shaun Richman
She's a 64-Year-Old Taxi Driver Drowning in Medallion Debt—And She's Fighting Back
Dorothy LeConte is part of a movement of taxi drivers demanding that the city of New York relieve their financial anguish.
Luis Feliz Leon
Kellogg's Workers Are Striking Against a "Two-Tiered" System of Workplace Inequality
A conversation with Dan Osborn, who has worked at the Omaha, Nebraska, plant for 18 years.
Maximillian Alvarez
Mississippi Believes It Can Be Organized. Does Anyone Else?
Under-resourced and overlooked, the South is tired of waiting for organized labor.
Hamilton Nolan
Wisconsin Hay Farmers vs. Big Ag
A conversation with Lisa Doerr, co-owner of a hay farm in Polk County that supplies food for small-scale livestock farmers in the area.
Maximillian Alvarez
The Strike Wave Is a Big Flashing Sign That We Need More New Union Organizing
If you want more strikes, make more union members.
Hamilton Nolan
Teamster Insurgents Could Win Their Union Election
They're planning for what comes after.
Ryan Haney
Dollar General Workers Stare Down Historic Union Vote, Vowing "We're Gonna Fight"
With little national attention, a Connecticut Dollar General store could soon help unions crack a vital low-wage industry.
Hamilton Nolan
The Small-Town Beekeeper Facing Down Big Ag
A conversation with rural Wisconsin beekeeper Kristy Lynn Allen.
Maximillian Alvarez
In Middle America, Unions and Democrats Are Sleepwalking Into the Grave
By not organizing in decimated post-industrial towns, we're ceding ground to the right wing.
Hamilton Nolan
A New Group to Organize College Football Players Just Launched. Incredible Timing.
After last week's NLRB memo made the unionization of college athletes a possibility, the CFBPA could become very important.
Hamilton Nolan
Hollywood’s Overworked Crews Overwhelmingly Vote to Authorize a Strike
IATSE members discuss how workers in the entertainment industry have been run into the ground—and why they're fighting back.
Maximillian Alvarez
Why Are Major Unions Undermining the Progressive Strategy on Reconciliation?
Labor leaders from the AFL-CIO and AFT are undermining left Democrats in the reconciliation fight. But members are pushing back.
Jeff Schuhrke
The Mind-Blowing Political Potential of a College Football Players Union
A union of college athletes could become one of the strongest progressive institutions in the South.
Hamilton Nolan
Hoffa’s House Divided: The 2021 Teamster Election, Explained
A rank-and-file Teamster describes what's at stake.
Andy Sernatinger
Jennifer Abruzzo, the NLRB's General Counsel, Is Labor's Best Legal Friend
In an interview, Abruzzo discusses independent contractors, penalizing bad employers and what she might do to make good faith bargaining a reality in America.
Hamilton Nolan
“It’s Time to Turn This Tortilla Around”: El Milagro Workers Walk Out, Demanding Fair Treatment
Alleging abusive conditions and staff shortages amid the pandemic, workers at the iconic Chicago tortillería walked off the job—only to to be locked out by management.
Jeff Schuhrke
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