Category: Labor

Miles Kampf-Lassin: Sanders’ Plan to Expand Union Rights and Workplace Democracy

As workers are proving across the country, winning a better standard of living is possible, but it can only come about through demanding—and practicing—democracy on the job

Laura Gabby: Subway Woes? Don’t Blame Workers

“Dirty, delayed, and dangerous.” That’s the slogan of a new ad campaign that blames New York City’s subway woes on construction unions

Shaun Richman: This job is killing me: Not a metaphor

On average, thirteen workers die on the job every day. Most of these deaths are completely preventable

Laura Flanders: Workers, Wildcats & New Models for Labor Organizing

Interview on worker wins, challenges, and some new models for organizing

David Dayen: Trump Moves to Gut the Post Office

His war on Amazon expands to include the right-wing’s campaign to abolish America’s oldest—and still successful—public service

Hannah Finnie: Why Young People Are Joining Unions Again

Young people have redirected their activism toward different kinds of outlets, where their efforts may actually bring about tangible results. Outlets like unions

Stephen Smith: We are proud to be ‘rednecks’

While the term divides us now, its history dates back to a time when mineworkers battled big coal – similar to teachers standing up for funding

Ilana Novick: Arizona Teachers Strike

Red-state teachers are fighting back against decades of GOP neglect

Jacob Sugarman: The Trump Administration is Planning to Rob America’s Waitresses

Two of the Trump administration’s favorite pastimes are imperiling women and screwing over workers

Harold Meyerson: What the Teacher Strikes Mean

The white-collar rising of 2018 reflects millennial militancy, the death of the Norquist pledge, and one more issue on which Democrats need to move left

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