Category: Labor

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Hamilton Nolan: The Leadership Struggle In A California Union Just Keeps Getting Weirder

Accusations of cheating, chicanery and violent retaliation dog the SEIU Local 1000 election. The consequences for labor are very real

John Tarleton: Barbara Bowen Passes the Torch

The outgoing leader of NYC’s leftmost union local looks back on long struggle to transform CUNY

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Sonali Kolhatkar: There Is No Labor Shortage, Only Labor Exploitation

“This moment provides opportunities to raise wage demands, but it must be a moment where workers organize in order to sustain and pursue demands for improvements in their living and working conditions.”

Julia Rock: Hiding The Union Busters

The American Bar Association and corporate interests are trying to block a rule that would expose their anti-labor activities

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Robert Pollin: Labor Unions Rally Behind California’s Zero-Emissions Climate Plan

Interview on the climate stabilization project for California and the national implications of union support for a green economy transition

Robert R. Raymond: Corporations Are Trying to Co-opt Mindfulness to Avoid Meeting Workers’ Needs

“These programs treat stress as a maladaptation of the individual, not as a symptom of structural and systemic issues.”

Nelson Lichtenstein: Not All Labor Law Reforms Are Created Equal

Two major pieces of labor law legislation, both rooted in the concept of “sectoral bargaining,” are now being weighed in California and New York

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Hamilton Nolan: The AFL-CIO Releases Its Police Reform Report, But Doesn’t Want to Talk About It

The long-awaited report affirms support for police unions, and rejects the idea of defunding the police

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Robert Ovetz: Strike threats: a crucial tool in building working class power

Workers’ inquiries and credible strike threats are essential tactics for tipping the balance of class power back in workers’ favor

Kenny Stancil: If You Want to Keep Workers, Pay Living Wages

“They will spend millions of dollars to take $300 a [week] away from you and your family, to force you to work for them for pennies.”

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