Category: Labor

Dave Jamieson: A Court Blocked Trump’s Bid to Weaken Unions

The White House Found Another Way

Ellen Bravo: Remaking 9 to 5?

What Today’s Working Women Want to See

Eleanor Bader: Most Restaurant Workers Don’t Earn Enough to Feed Their Own Families

Thirty-six percent of tipped workers employed in eateries, nail salons and car washes rely on food stamps, soup kitchens and Medicaid

Chris Brooks: Tennessee Governor Leads Anti-Union Meeting at VW

The governor’s speech opened by marking his 100th day in office and the need for vocational training in the state to foreground his remarks about unionization

Chris Brooks: Volkswagen Jump-Starts Anti-Union Campaign

Volkswagen has a merit-based bonus system that relies on a complicated set of individual and plant-wide factors to determine each employee’s individual bonus. These factors include attendance, productivity, quality, and safety

Madeline Will: Teachers Are Paid Less Than Similar Professionals

Overall, adjusted for inflation, the average weekly wage of public school teachers has decreased $21 from 1996 to 2018, while the weekly wages of other college graduates rose by $323

Lee Fang: Gig Economy Giants Cash In Before Labor Laws Catch Up

Recent filings suggest that the gig economy giants are hoping to get ahead of a wave of enforcement actions and new legislation that could force these companies to finally and formally classify full-time workers as employees

Steve Early: Time for Change at NewsGuild?

The 21,000-member NewsGuild, an affiliate of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), is a rarity in organized labor. It’s one of the few national unions that lets all members vote for its top officers, instead of choosing them at a convention limited to local union delegates. Unfortunately, this democratic union, which has recently experienced major growth, Read more…

Rachel M. Cohen: Labor Unions Are Skeptical of the Green New Deal

They Want Activists to Hear Them Out

Rachel M. Cohen: Unions See an Opening

Labor leaders said the losses from Janus were not as severe as they had feared, citing their proactive organizing efforts as primary reasons

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