Category: Labor

Kim Scipes: Looking for John Sweeney – A Correction

The death of AFL-CIO President John Sweeney has evoked examinations of his legacy. One can praise the good things but its important to address the bad things so we can have a more accurate understanding of his time

Sharon Zhang: The House Just Passed the Most Sweeping Labor Legislation of This Generation

On Tuesday night, the House passed the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, sweeping legislation that the labor movement has championed as the most vital pro-union legislation in decades

Brendan O’Connor: The Best Way for Democrats to Weaken the Far Right? Build Up the Labor Movement

An organized working class in America is the best hope for defeating an increasingly militant far right

Brian Young: Right to Work Defeated in Montana and Colorado

However, a Right to Work bill continues forward in New Hampshire

Timothy Noah: Biden’s Support for Unionizing Amazon Is a BFD

“This is new, nothing like it before. Politicians always give great speeches at union conventions and avoid union organizing campaigns because of possibility of failure. But Biden broke this norm.”

Steve Early: A Firefighter Election: Can Veteran of Wisconsin Uprising Rescue the IAFF?

rare contested race for president of the IAFF has given its members a clear choice between a union traditionalist from Boston and a progressive activist who backed massive labor protests against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker a decade ago

Kim Kelly: What Is the National Labor Relations Board and How Does It Affect Unions?

Though the NLRB keeps a lower profile than many other government agencies, it holds a great deal of power over the country’s workers and labor movement

Cal Winslow: The 1970s: Decade of the Rank and File

The 1970s were a high-water mark for the US labor movement, with work stoppages, wildcat strikes, and sit-downs spreading up and down the country, involving workers in all industries

Vincent Emanuele: Reviewing Kim Scipes’ Building Global Labor Solidarity

Workers in South Africa and the Philippines were able to accomplish the unimaginable under circumstances far worse than the ones we encounter in the U.S. For me, this is a source of great inspiration

Nicholas Stender: Chicago mayor orders teachers back to schools under threat of termination

The situation in Chicago continues to develop. CTU has notified members about the potential for a protest action on Jan. 8

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