Category: Labor

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Matthew Cunningham-Cook: A Biden Administration Can Raise Wages and Give Workers More Power — If It Wants To

Joe Biden says, “I’m a union guy.” Even without Democratic control of the Senate, now’s his chance to prove it

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Jeremy Brecher: How Workers Can Help Defeat a Trump Coup

If the demands of the movement are clear and unambiguous, everyone should be able to tell whether they have been met and there will be no opportunity for leadership sellout. Democracy is not negotiable

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Hamilton Nolan: A Bunch of Union Organizers Explain What’s Wrong with Unions

We asked the real experts about the gap between public enthusiasm for unions and the lack of actual union members

John Buell: Ask Amy Coney Barrett If Bosses Should Be Free to Fire Workers at Will

“To treat the employer’s ability to terminate an employee as equivalent to the worker’s ability to walk away is to disregard that reality. Workers typically cannot simply leave their jobs.”

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Hamilton Nolan: What’s at Stake for the Labor Movement on Election Day? Everything.

Unions hope a Biden presidency will reverse decades of anti-worker policies.

Nelson Lichtenstein: Uber and Lyft Try to Strong-Arm California

We need an equally radical rededication to the concept of jobs with rights, and the rewards, monetary and moral, that are their just compensation

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Indigo Olivier: Meet the Students Trying to Organize the First Campus-Wide Undergraduate Union

Inside the groundbreaking student organizing drive at Kenyon College

Tefere Gebre: On the State of the Unions

The 2020 platform of the Democratic Party is the most pro-labor it has ever been. But the onus is on us [to make sure that] once we get him elected, we don’t get bought off by coffee at the White House

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Hamilton Nolan: In California, a “Labor Slate” Aims to Redefine the Relationship Between Unions and Politics

The plat­form empha­sizes union jobs, afford­able hous­ing, Medicare for All, pub­lic edu­ca­tion and trans­porta­tion, as well as increas­ing tax­es on the rich

Meagan Day: Most Politicians Don’t Care About Workers. But Unions Can Make Them.

New research finds that strong unions are pretty effective at making politicians pay attention to the interests of ordinary people. In order to pursue a real pro-worker agenda in government, we need an emboldened labor movement

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