The Outcome In Arizona

By Eric Blanc, Jacobin Magazine. -

After an all-night encampment of striking educators, the Arizona state government passed a budget bill early this morning. To assess the strike and the settlement, Jacobin’s Eric Blanc spoke [...]

Chicago Teacher’s Strike Vote: Union Democracy In Action

By Michelle Strater Gunderson, www.livingindialogue.com -

By Michelle Strater Gunderson for Living in Dialogue. Chicago, IL - I sat in the House of Delegates of the Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday night waiting to be counted as a yes vote for our [...]

Labor Should Shift Its Focus To Organizing Black Workers

By Andrew Elrod, www.inthesetimes.com -

In 1956, as Martin Luther King Jr. and Bayard Rustin struggled to sustain the historic boycott of segregated public transit in Montgomery, Alabama, Rustin turned to the union leader A. Phillip [...]

The Largest Union Vote In The United States This Year

By Jenny Brown, www.labornotes.org -

After many close votes against unionization, American Airlines passenger service agents scored an overwhelming victory September 16, voting 86 percent to unionize. The win covers 14,500 workers, [...]

Labor Almost Invisible On TV Talk

By FAIR, www.fair.org -

As the Labor Day holiday approaches, ask yourself how often you see unions represented on corporate-owned television. On the highest-profile public affairs shows, the answer is basically [...]