Category: Labor

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

John Buell: Labor Strikes are Back and Shaping Public Policy

How much of a role declining air service and/or the possibility of a broad walkout played in ending the shutdown is not clear

Ellen David Friedman: Where Do Good Organizers Come From?

An experiment in Ithaca, New York, over the last two years has shown surprising results in helping workers become organizers, with a method easy to adapt and reproduce anywhere

Steve Early: A Trusteeship Diaspora

How SEIU’s Self-Inflicted Loss Became Labor’s Gain

Adam Simpson: Agents of Disruption

Organizing unions and developing pathways to ownership is the best way workers can address the anxiety of the so-called “automation age,” not chasing the labor market demands of elites

Olivia Heffernan: Are we prepared to pay the price for farmworker justice?

“We need an awakening of consciousness for everyone to understand how important we are as workers of the land.”

Heidi Burakiewicz: Federal Employees’ Union Sues Trump Administration

The American Federation of Government Employees, or AFGE, says it is illegal for federal workers to work without pay

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