Category: Labor

Dan DiMaggio: Labor Goes to Summer School

One hundred fifty labor activists from the Mountain States gathered in Reno in July for a week of courses on labor law, labor history, collective bargaining, grievances and arbitration, internal organizing, and more. The yearly Grace Carroll Rocky Mountain Labor School, founded in 1957, is the last surviving of five regional schools established by the Read more…

Sarah Aziza: In historic victory, grad students at private universities win right to unionize

“There are tens of thousands of workers at private universities across the United States that will reap the benefits of unionization”

Harris Freeman: Temp Organizing Gets Big Boost from NLRB

Whether or not this ruling survives appeal, many organizers agree that, to beat corporate divide-and-conquer, unions will need to bring temps and direct employees together

Peter Olney: Our Revolution is just getting started

Now that the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia has ended with Hillary Clinton as the party’s nominee, Bernie Sanders’ campaign for “political revolution” moves to its next phase. Everyone who supported Labor for Bernie is very proud of the of the unprecedented grassroots effort to rally rank-and-file members on his behalf. A network of tens Read more…

Luke Sinwell: The Spirit of Marikana

The rise of insurgent trade unionism in South Africa — an excerpt

David Moberg: Fight for $15 Organizers Tell SEIU: We Need $15 and a Union

At a time when the labor movement is especially vulnerable, unions need to avoid any grounds that could cost them public support—especially in a campaign as promising and crucial as the Fight for $15

Alexandra Bradbury: Teamsters United One Step Closer

As of July 1, the challengers for Teamster leadership are officially nominated. Now their supporters are out seeking votes among the union’s 1.3 million members. Ballots will be mailed October 6 and counted November 14. The result will depend on how many hours volunteers spend leafleting at workplace gates—and how many phone numbers and email Read more…

Sarah Aziza: Fight for $15 plans next steps forward at national convention

Thousands converged in Richmond, Virginia over the weekend to participate in the Fight For $15’s first-ever national convention

Alexandra Bradbury: Postal Contract Narrows the Gap between Tiers

“For the first time, I felt included in my own future at the Postal Service”

Kim Moody: Labor’s New Sources of Leverage: Part 2

The concentration of ownership along industrial lines means that there are more economically rational structures now in which unions can organize

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