Category: Labor

Jeff Schuhrke: “More Sweatshops than Starbucks”

“The culture of fear is on purpose”

Kate Aronoff: Seizing Means of Production

Two bills would direct more than $45 million in funding to state-level employee ownership centers, aimed at providing training and technical assistance to current and prospective worker-owners

Dana Frank: The Pitfalls of ‘Buy American’

We need domestic economic development that fosters good jobs without playing into an anti-immigrant framework

Dan DiMaggio: Toilets Go Mobile at AT&T Mobility

Ever wanted to graffiti your boss a message in the toilet stall? AT&T Mobility workers put their own twist on that idea. They’re bringing the bathroom to the boss—carrying toilet seats to retail stores and call centers to demand that the company stop flushing their sales commissions and incentive pay down the toilet. The 21,000 Read more…

Marjorie Cohn: Deconstruction of the State

When Donald Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus addressed the Conservative Political Action Committee in February, he identified two priorities of the administration: the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and deregulation

Micah Uetricht: Chicago Charters Organizing Unions

Unionized teachers can help keep charter administrations accountable to their workers—and to students

Rebekah Barber: Continuing Dr. King’s Poor People’s Campaign

Workers, Black Lives activists join forces

Ai-Jen Poo: Neil Gorsuch and Casualties of the Court

When dominant voices in our legislature and the Administration are determined to dehumanize and discriminate, we must protect and enhance the role of the Supreme Court as an arbiter of fairness

Ann Robertson: The Necessity For, and Obstacles To, Transforming the Unions into a Fighting Force For Workers

wWth the Trump administration terrorizing the working class and threatening to smash the unions with right to work laws, the need to transform the unions from ossified bureaucracies into class struggle weapons has become urgent

Sonia Singh: Breaking the Silence on Sexual Harassment

When we think of the biggest issues at work, wages and benefits usually top the list. But in many industries, sexual harassment and assault are huge concerns—even if nobody’s talking about it. Workers who experience harassment on the job can file charges with the federal Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, but they face many hurdles to Read more…

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