Category: Labor Activism

Emma Mulvaney-Stanak: Changing the power dynamics in bargaining

How to rebuild a formerly passive union and build towards a successful strike

Meghan Brophy: In Iowa, Pioneering Undergrad Workers Union Keeps Growing

Despite all the obstacles, on November 5 the NLRB ruled in favor of the student workers’ petition for an election

Jonathan Kissam: Union Co-op Initiative

CUCI believes that bringing together unionization and cooperative ownership creates a powerful tool to generate family-sustaining jobs that can be the foundation of an economy that works for everyone

Heather Gies: Unions Can Protect Workers From Deportation

Unions are taking a stand to protect TPS holders with the message that immigrant rights are worker rights

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Samantha Winslow: Marriott Workers Strike

Seven thousand hotel workers across the U.S. are on strike against Marriott, the world’s largest hotel chain. A strike that started with seven hotels in Boston quickly spread to San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose, Oakland, Detroit, and Hawaii

Negin Owliaei: Black Domestic Workers Call for Pay, Professionalism, and Respect

A new report shines a light on the Durham and Atlanta healthcare workers raising the standards of care in America.

Jonathan Rosenblum: Praise the Workers, Not Amazon

Amazon’s wage concession followed continued high-visibility mobilizations by Fight for $15 against McDonald’s and other corporate targets

Jeff Hermanson: Election Landslide Raises Hopes for Mexican Labor

Independent unions have formed a new federation. They hope to win progressive labor law reform and finally end the reign of corrupt, pro-employer unions

Micah Uetricht: Pointing the Finger at Jeff Bezos Worked

Jeff Bezos raised Amazon’s starting wage to $15 because of pressure from workers and Bernie Sanders — showing how, even when workers and socialists are weak, we can win against the most powerful people in the world

Erik Forman: How Unions Can Solve the Housing Crisis

The labor movement once built thousands of low-cost co-op apartments for working class New Yorkers. It could do so again

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