The Future Of U.S. Jobs Looks Bleak. Unions Are the Answer.

By Heidi Shierholz, -

We were just handed a wake-up call. Newly released numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics project that six of the ten occupations expected to have the most total job growth over the [...]

A Year Of Organizing Freelance Journalists

By Staff, -

In March of 2019, the Industrial Workers of the World Freelance Journalists Union unintentionally went public. Having recently settled on a formal name for the organization, committee members [...]

Democracy Needs Unions

By Christine Owens, -

You deserve to have a say in matters that affect you. Everyone does. That’s democracy. This shouldn’t change when you go to work. Democratic rights in the workplace — including the right to form [...]

Let’s Take Health Care Off The Bargaining Table

By Larry Brown, -

Union members enjoy some of the best health care that working-class Americans can expect to receive. Unions have fought long and hard to establish and maintain these benefits and they are justly [...]

The Stop & Shop Strike Is Showing There’s Still Power In A Union

By Michael Arria, -

Roughly 31,000 employees of the northeastern grocery chain Stop & Shop have been on strike for nearly a week across more than 240 stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The [...]

Third Time’s The Charm? UAW Announces New Election At Volkswagen

By Chris Brooks, -

For the third time in five years, auto workers will vote on whether to form a union at the country’s sole Volkswagen plant, located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. On Tuesday, the United Auto Workers [...]

Amid Declining Membership, Unions Attempt To Expand The Appeal And Benefits Of Organizing

By Martin Daks, -

Unions face a host of challenges in New Jersey and across the nation from declining membership to concerns about members’ jobs being replaced by technology. At the same time, they’re also [...]

France: Unions And The Yellow Vests Resist Macron

By Charlie Kimber, -

We Yellow Vests, formed in local assemblies, gathered in Saint-Nazaire, 5, 6, 7 April 2019, address the people as a whole. Following the first meeting of Commercy, approximately 200 delegations [...]

2019 Sees The Return Of Labor Activism As Workers Strike Back

By Dan Sisken, -

National Labor Relations Board data indicate that 2018 marked a huge upsurge in strikes by workers across the U.S. The year saw 21 major work stoppages involving 485,000 workers, compared with [...]

Brazil’s Labor Unions Prepare For War With Far-Right President Jair Bolsanaro

By Michael Fox, -

FLORIANÓPOLIS, BRAZIL—On a gray afternoon in early February, 60 local leaders from roughly 40 unions meet at the tan, seven-story headquarters of the Santa Catarina State Commerce Workers [...]

LABOR Unions Can Take On International Fights — And Win

By Michael Galant, -

Fresh off a strike in Erie, PA, the United Electrical Workers are a model of the working-class internationalism that can build a more just world. After nine days of picketing in below freezing [...]

How SEIU’s Self-Inflicted Loss Became Labor’s Gain

By Steve Early, -

SEIU headquarters in Washington dispatched hundreds of national union staffers from around the country to seize control of Oakland-based United Healthcare Workers (UHW). Among them was current [...]

How Unions Have Dodged The Blow Of Janus (So Far)

By Heather Gies, In These Times. -

Months after the Supreme Court’s June 2018 Janus v. AFSCME decision, public-sector unions are not teetering on the brink of collapse, as their detractors may have hoped. The consensus is that [...]

Workers Union Director Says Shutdown Lawsuit Will Prove Trump Administration Not ‘Above The Law’

By Tess Bonn, -

A lawsuit suing the Trump administration over the ongoing government shutdown will prove the federal government is not above the law, said a policy chief for the country's largest union [...]

Argentine Unions Make X-mas Feast Protest In Front Of Congress

By Staff, -

Unions and social movements in Argentina are spending Christmas Eve on the steps of Congress to prepare a holiday dinner for those without a home in protest of government austerity measures that [...]