Category: Labor

Saurav Sarkar: Unions Take Up the Black Lives Banner

A round-up of some of labor’s responses to the growing Black Lives Matter movement.

Eleni Schirmer: Jane McAlevey’s Vision for the Future of American Labor

Systematic grassroots organizing is the key to repairing today’s ravaged democracy

Meagan Day: Something Is Stirring in the Labor Movement

A coronavirus-era partnership between the United Electrical Workers and Democratic Socialists of America has given birth to what may be the most innovative labor organizing campaign since the ’30s: the Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee

Kathy Wilkes: The Right to Refuse Unsafe Work Is More Important Than Ever

Workers asked to work in situations that present a danger to their health and safety have rights, and they should not be afraid to assert them

Luke Savage: Working from Home Will Give Bosses Greater Control of Workers’ Lives

With every home an office and every office a home, the residual boundaries between work and private life will be gone for good

April Sims: “We Need You to Fight for Us to Breathe”

Organized labor is a direct threat to white supremacy. We need to put that threat into action

Paul Blest: A Vegan Meat Company Purged Its Pro-Union Employees

No Evil Foods created products like El Zapatista and Comrade Cluck, but workers say its conduct doesn’t live up to its leftist branding

Matthew Cunningham-Cook: HCA Healthcare Is Using Coronavirus to Union Bust Nurses

“We didn’t become nurses to make a shareholder wealthy”

Chris Smalls: Support May Day Strikers

Frontline workers across the world are organizing wildcat strikes on May Day, demanding protective gear and hazard pay from companies making record profits

Jay Herzmark: Bosses Want to Fix the Worker, Unions Want to Fix the Job

If workers come up with a better procedure, don’t wait for the boss to implement it. Have the workers implement it together

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