Working In These Times

Books Are the Missing Piece of a Unionized American Culture Industry
Organizing book stores like Barnes & Noble could lift up the entire creative underclass.
Hamilton Nolan
The UAW Is Standing Up with Mexican Autoworkers
With its Mexico solidarity project, the UAW will fight alongside the country's growing militant independent labor movement, ensuring justice for autoworkers extends beyond borders.
Brandon Mancilla
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference on February 05, 2024 in Miami Beach, Florida.
The Right Has a New Playbook to Crush Unions and Enshrine Corporate Power
The American Legislative Exchange Council is pushing a spate of anti-worker bills in states across the country—the latest in the group's onslaught on collective bargaining rights.
Juliana Broad
Una Semana Laboral De 32 Horas Es Nuestra Para Tomarla
La lucha por jornadas laborales más cortas puede unir a los trabajadores.
Sarah Jaffe
A 32-Hour Workweek Is Ours for the Taking
The fight for shorter hours can unify workers everywhere.
Sarah Jaffe
Washington Strippers Win Bill of Rights
Dancers in Washington state have been fighting for increased protections at the clubs they work. Last week, they won legislation known as the "Strippers' Bill of Rights."
Kim Kelly
This Union Is Organizing to Save Boeing From Itself
The Machinists are bargaining a contract with the airline giant for the first time in 16 years, and members are gearing up for strike votes this summer.
Don McIntosh
Missing Baltimore Bridge Workers Weren't Informed of Mayday Call
“We have people who love us, who wait for us to come home.”
Maximillian Alvarez
Labor's 2024 Political Dilemma
Biden’s support for the genocide is indefensible, but we still need him to win.
Rand Wilson and Peter Olney
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
Across Industries, Minnesota Workers Are Harnessing Their Collective Power
Minnesota workers and community groups have worked toward this moment for over a decade. It's paying off.
Amie Stager
Can Unions Rebuild Our Democracy?
Our institutions have failed to protect democracy. Can unions take up the fight?
Alex Han
Before Shawn Fain, There Was Jerry Tucker
Tucker, a UAW member and union leader, called for a union in solidarity with its workers, not businesses.
In These Times Editors
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
Brenda Johnson de la Federación de Maestros de Minneapolis Local 59 y Eva López de SEIU Local 26 en una reunión en octubre de 2023 donde muchos de los grupos comunitarios y sindicatos alineados alrededor de la fecha límite de hoy del 2 de marzo elaboraron estrategias sobre la mejor manera de aprovechar su poder colectivo.
La Historia Laboral Más Importante en Este Momento Está en Minnesota. Podría Ser El Modelo Que Todos Necesitamos.
Una alineación estratégica de redes de sindicatos y grupos comunitarios en Minnesota ha trabajado durante más de una década para aprovechar su poder colectivo.
Sarah Jaffe
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
Minnesota's Labor Week of Action Is a Bold Experiment in Social Justice Unionism
A coalition of unions and community groups are uniting to build worker power and win community demands in what's being hailed as a model for social movement unionism.
Amie Stager
The Era of Abundant Labor Reporting Is Coming to an End
Either the labor movement will support journalism, or the good times are finished.
Hamilton Nolan
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