Category: Labor

Harry Targ: Steinbeck and Farm-Worker Organizing

Steinbeck was influenced by and synthesized his own politics and personal experience with the political culture and movements of the 1930s

Dave Kamper: Iowans Stick to the Union

Iowa’s Republican legislative majorities assumed that an aggressive anti-union law would persuade public employees to abandon their unions. Instead they created a backlash

Bill Raden: The Right’s War on Workers

A Supreme Court case that could topple the power of California’s unions has been a perfect storm gathering for 40 years

Miya Tokumitsu: The Fight for Free Time

The demand for fewer working hours is about liberation — both individual and collective

Steven Tufts: Unions and the Gig-Economy

The Case of AirBnB

Jeremy Brecher: The New AFL-CIO Stand on Climate Change

What Does It Mean for Labor and for the Climate?

Mario Osava: Another Setback in Brazil

The wave of conservativism is testing its limits in Brazil, as reflected by a Labour Ministry decree that seeks to block the fight against slavery-like working conditions, which has been provisionally revoked by the justice system. The powerful “ruralist” parliamentary bloc that represents agribusiness has been chalking up victories, such as keeping Michel Temer in Read more…

Arthur Stamoulis: NAFTA Talks: What’s the Deal?

The danger here is that corporate “modernization” proposals that make NAFTA even worse for working people at home and abroad will continue to be agreed to quickly

Samantha Winslow: Public Sector Unions Up the Ante

Locals are building leadership structures inside the workplace that can not only keep member numbers up but also lay the basis for shop floor campaigns—where members act on their own behalf on the job

Jane Slaughter: Low-Wage Women & Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment doesn’t happen just to glamorous women in glamorous industries. Since sexual harassment is about power, not sex, it’s not surprising that low-wage women in lousy jobs get a lot of it

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