Private-Equity ‘Vampires’ Run Into A Wall Of Worker Resistance

By Roger Bybee, The Progressive Magazine. -

At the peak of the Great Recession in 2008, General Motors was bailed out by U.S. taxpayers and survived. Bail-out money in hand, GM sharply increased its production in China and other low-wage [...]

At A Convention Like No Other, Teamster Challengers Turn A Corner

By Alexandra Bradbury, Labor Notes. -

This was a Teamsters convention like no other—and not just because it was held online, avoiding the usual Las Vegas spectacle where a few brave reformers run a gauntlet of booing red-vested [...]

The Roots Of Today’s White Collar Union Wave Are Deeper Than You Think

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

Before the recent wave of organizing among media workers, adjunct professors and nonprofit workers set the world talking about the promise of white collar unions, there had already been decades [...]

Members Of Topeka’s Local Frito-Lay Union Just Voted To Strike

By India Yarborough, Topeka Capital-Journal. -

Members of the local union representing Frito-Lay workers have voted to strike. After multiple rounds of mediated contract negotiations with the company yielded little progress, members [...]

Supreme Court limits California Union Recruiting In Favor Of Property Rights

By Kate Cimini, Cal Matters. -

In a blow to labor, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a decades-old California rule inspired by César Chávez that allowed union organizers to meet with farmworkers at their place of work. [...]

Graduate Student Researchers Seek Union Representation

By Katherine Swartz and Gabe Schneider, Cal Matters. -

In one of the largest public employee organizing drives California has seen in over a decade, some 17,000 graduate student researchers at the University of California may soon become union [...]

Barbara Bowen Passes The Torch

By John Tarleton, The Indypendent. -

It was the spring of 2000 and neoliberalism was flowering all across the land when a contingent of unabashedly left-wing professors at the City University of New York running as the New Caucus [...]

How Delivery Workers Are Organizing To Take On The Apps

By Luis Feliz Leon, Labor Notes. -

More than 2,000 food couriers snarled traffic in Times Square through pouring rain in protest April 21 demanding better working conditions and protection from violent assaults. The mass [...]

It’s Good To Know Where Your Boss Lives

By Jack Crosbie, Discourse Blog. -

I don’t know where Anna Wintour slept last night, but since 1992, one of her primary residences has been a townhouse at 172 Sullivan Street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village neighborhood. For the [...]

Union Vote Authorizes Strike At Smithfield Foods In Sioux Falls

By Stephen Groves, Argus Leader. -

South Dakota - A strike authorization at the Sioux Falls chapter of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union was overwhelmingly approved late Monday with 98% of the vote total, the union [...]

Hiding The Union Busters

By Julia Rock, The Daily Poster. -

When Amazon busted a union drive at its Bessemer, Ala., warehouse earlier this year, it ran a sophisticated campaign which involved sending text messages and mailers to employees warning them of [...]

Democratic Unions Get the Goods

By Alex N. Press, Jacobin Magazine. -

A new report coauthored by labor analyst Jane McAlevey presents overwhelming evidence that democratic unionism that puts workers at the center of collective bargaining wins strong contracts. Just [...]

Why We Need International Union Solidarity Now More Than Ever

The voiceless and marginalized have found their collective strength and successfully resisted an assault by a corporate giant. The union dusts itself off and goes back to organizing. It’s just [...]

Unions Call For L.A. County Shutdown In January

By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times. -

In a move that reflects the desperation of teachers, nurses, healthcare, grocery and hotel employees, their influential unions are calling for a strict month-long Los Angeles County shutdown in [...]

The Way Forward For NYU Graduate Students

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality at New York University, -

Since July, the Graduate Student Organizing Committee (GSOC), which is affiliated with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union and has over 2,000 graduate workers as members at New York University, [...]