Using Pressure To Settle Grievances

By Union Steward's Complete Guide, Labor Notes. -

What ultimately settles grievances? More often than not, it hinges on the union’s ability to pressure management to settle. When managers look at the steward and the grievant across the table at [...]

Solidarity Center Funding Skyrockets For Venezuela And Colombia

By James Patrick Jordan, Orinoco Tribune. -

The Solidarity Center’s activities in Venezuela and Colombia skyrocketed last year. Funding from the mis-named National Endowment for Democracy (NED) soared to almost 60% over the previous year’s [...]

Workers Have Leverage

By Luis Feliz Leon and Dan DiMaggio, Labor Notes. -

The capitalist vultures are wheeling low, but they’re finding slim pickings to choose from these days. “No one wants to work!” The bosses whine about a worker shortage—though it’s one they [...]

US Labor’s Future May Depend On Monetary And Fiscal Policy

By Mark Weisbrot, Counter Punch. -

Labor Day is a good time to reflect upon how American workers have been doing — especially the majority who have been left behind for most of the past 40 years. From 1979 to 2018, the median [...]

Pandemic Discrimination Against Asian Americans Has Long Roots

By Saurav Sarkar, Labor Notes. -

“I have pepper spray and I hold it every time I’m alone right now in case I see someone that is really frightening,” said New York City teacher Annie Tan, who is Chinese American. By February [...]

The Year That Labor Hung On By Its Fingertips

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

Broad­ly speak­ing, there have been two very large labor sto­ries this year. The first is, ​“I have been forced into unem­ploy­ment due to the pan­dem­ic, and I am scared.” And the sec­ond [...]

Remembering Leo Panitch

By Ronan Burtenshaw, Tribune Magazine. -

My first meeting with Leo Panitch didn’t go so well. I was sitting in a restaurant before the 2016 Labour Party conference in Liverpool with Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara. Leo arrived dressed in [...]

America’s Current Jobs ‘Great Depression’

By Jack Rasmus. -

“Two well-known and highly respected mainstream economists, Carmen Reinhart, a chief economist for the World Bank, and Vincent Reinhart, chief economist for Morgan Stanley bank, have recently [...]

Workers Are Striking During The COVID18 Pandemic

By Celine McNicholas and Margaret Poydock, Economic Policy Institute. -

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed much about work in the United States: There have been countless examples of workers speaking out against unsafe work conditions and demanding personal [...]

Yes, The U.S. Unemployment Rate Is Low, But So Is The Job Quality Index

By Matt Higgins, Occupy.com -

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ November jobs report released on Dec. 6 showed a 50-year low unemployment rate of 3.5 percent, with 266,000 jobs added. This signals a strong economy. But [...]

Labor Organizers Have Filed A Complaint Against The Marciano Art Foundation Over Its Abrupt Closure In The Wake Of Unionization Efforts

By Sarah Cascone, News.artnet.com -

“[The museum closure] shows that they would rather shut down a ‘public service’ institution than raise wages a dime—or raise pay a dime above minimum wage,” one of the laid-off workers, Spencer [...]

Teachers Are More Stressed Out Than You Probably Think

By Steven Singer, Gadflyonthewallblog.com -

When I was just a new teacher, I remember my doctor asking me if I had a high stress job. I said that I taught middle school, as if that answered his question. But he took it to mean that I had [...]

The Latest Attacks On Labor, Social Security, And Government

By Nancy Altman, Independentmediainstitute.org/economy-for-all -

Labor Day is a holiday designed to honor America’s workers. Instead, Donald Trump continues to attack them. Indeed, his administration is in the midst of a stealth effort that not only attacks [...]

NLRB Reversing Important Labor Law Precedents

By Bobbi Murray, Capitalandmain.com -

Employee rights advocates say this Labor Day’s family barbecues and union solidarity picnics will take place in the shadow of a Trump administration that has quietly stacked the National Labor [...]

Every American Should Be Guaranteed A Job. The Green New Deal Could Make That Happen.

By Editors, Inthesetimes.com -

Yes! President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed a “second Bill of Rights” in his 1944 State of the Union, a list of economic and social rights including “the right to a useful and remunerative [...]