It’s Time For A New Labor Movement In The Performing Arts

By Josh Loar, Current Affairs. -

I'll never forget the time I 128 hours—without overtime. There are, of course, only 168 hours in a week, and by the time you have worked your 128th, you no longer have professional standards, [...]

New Tech Labor Movement Unites Office And Gig Workers

By Tyler Sonnemaker and Allana Akhtar, Business Insider. -

The recent wave of employee activism and organizing efforts represents a widening rift between the industry's rank-and-file employees and its executives. For the first time, developers and [...]

Why The Labor Movement Should Support The ‘Beyond Recovery’ Campaign

By Stephanie Luce, Labor Notes. -

Even before the pandemic, a large share of Americans cited housing availability and affordability as a major and growing concern. With rising unemployment, housing experts are predicting that 20 [...]

Teachers Union Plans Strategy To Resist Unsafe School Re-Openings

By Mike Elk, PayDay Report. -

As the recession delivers severe budget cuts to education, many teachers are worried they won’t be able to re-open schools safely, which has left some considering the possibility of a [...]

The Unionization Attempt At No Evil Foods Holds Lessons For Workers

By Shane Burley, Waging Nonviolence. -

Since a union in the workplace leads to both higher wages and better benefits — as well as erodes management’s authority — few bosses remain neutral during a union fight. It is not uncommon to [...]

Why Workers Need A Voice On The Job Now More Than Ever

By Sharon Block and Benjamin Sachs, On Labor. -

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred multiple crises in our country including a public health crisis and an economic one.  The need to protect the health of Americans and the need to protect their [...]

Firing Police For Excessive Use Of Force Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does

By Martha Bellisle, AP News. -

Seattle - An Oregon police officer lost his job and then returned to work after fatally shooting an unarmed Black man in the back. A Florida sergeant was let go six times for using excessive [...]

Minneapolis Is Trying To Punish Transit Workers Who Wouldn’t Help The Police

By Sarah Lazare, In These Times. -

The Amalgamated Transit Workers union’s public support for the uprisings, and some members’ public refusal to do work that helps the police, sparked praise and inspiration around the country. As [...]

ILWU, ILA, And Teamsters Take Action In Honor Of George Floyd

By Frances Madeson, Spectre. -

Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters laid down their tools in a [...]

Major Public Defense Nonprofit In New York Is Unionizing

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

One of the nation’s most respected public defender nonprofits is unionizing, the latest in a surge of union drives at prominent nonprofits across the country. The Bronx Defenders, a large [...]

The COVID-19 Pandemic Shows That Capitalism Fails Workers

By the editors, Strike Wave. -

The past month has seen unimaginable suffering among American workers—suffering caused by the enormous callousness of bosses, a tyrannical White House, and a society designed to fail those who [...]

Restaurant Workers Mobilize In Right To Work States During COVID-19

By Clare Busch, Shadowproof. -

Rather than trying to form a legal union in a right-to-work state, Bo-o stated, “We are a volunteer organization at this point. We are less constrained by the law.” (ShiftChange members also [...]

‘No Evil’ Foods Purges Pro-Union Employees

By Paul Blest, The Appeal. -

No Evil Foods created products like El Zapatista and Comrade Cluck, but workers say its conduct doesn’t live up to its leftist branding. No Evil Foods describes its mission as to “put more good [...]

Philly Unions Are Calling For A Citywide Essential Worker Bill Of Rights

By Juliana Feliciano Reyes, Philadelphia Inquirer. -

As workers grow increasingly desperate in the face of life-threatening conditions, Philadelphia labor leaders have come together to say the city must do more to protect employees deemed essential [...]

After 42 Test Positive For COVID-19, Nurses In Western Pennsylvania Walk Off Job

By Mike Elk, Pay Day Report. -

Pittsburgh, PA - On Thursday, dozens of nurses, members of SEIU Healthcare PA, walked off at the Brighton Rehab and Wellness Center in Western Pennsylvania’s Beaver County.  The walk-off came [...]