What’s At Stake In Chicago Teachers’ Strike: Whether Unions Can Bargain For The Entire Working Class

By Rebecca Burns, Inthesetimes.com -

“Solving Chicago’s affordable housing crisis? What’s that got to do with a labor contract for educators?” That’s the question the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board asked last week as the city’s [...]

I’ll Tell You Why The 99% Is Not In Revolt

By Cliff Willmeng, Popular Resistance. -

Well-known political commentator and activist Ralph Nader was recently featured in a Truthdig article titled, “Why Aren’t the 99% Revolting?”. The points made in the article sharply illustrate [...]

Linking Popular Movements And Unions Is A Winning Strategy For Workers

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

After years of declining power and stagnant wages, workers in the United States are awakening, striking and demanding more rights.  A Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows the number of [...]

Nation’s Largest Teachers Union Threatens Walmart Boycott Over Gun Sales

By Stephen Gandel, Cbsnews.com -

Walmart could suddenly become a whole lot less busy this back-to-school shopping season. The American Federation of Teachers, the nation's largest teachers union, is threatening to boycott the [...]

The Fight For A Green New Deal Can Start With Your Union Contract

By Jared Odessky, Inthesetimes.com -

News coverage of the Green New Deal portrays organized labor as a major obstacle to its enactment. But our new report for Data for Progress paints a different picture. In a poll conducted for the [...]

‘It Puts You Into A Process That Hugely Favors The Employer’

By Janine Jackson, Fair.org -

At the same time, a new report from the Economic Policy Institute and the Center for Popular Democracy describes the disturbing rise of a particular constraint on workers’ voices and their power. [...]

Unions Call For A Just Transition

By Marianne Brooker, Theecologist.org   -

The TUC has published A just transition to a greener, fairer economy – a roadmap to meeting the needs of working people in the transition to a low-carbon economy. The launch event included [...]

How A Transit Union Triumphed In An Anti-Union Stronghold

By John Ertl, Labornotes.org -

Transit in the Washington, D.C., area is heavily unionized. But until recently there was one stubborn holdout—the DASH bus system in Alexandria, Virginia. The city debuted DASH 35 years ago to [...]

A Primer On The Different Types Of Labor Unions

By J. Meeks, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

Craft unions appeared in the United States and the United Kingdom before the industrial revolution, emerging out of the feudal guild system. These unions are made up of organized workers who have [...]

Baltimore Teachers Unseat Incumbents, Who Demand A Do-Over

By Samantha Winslow, Labornotes.org -

What happens when new leaders run for office and beat an eight-term incumbent? In the Baltimore Teachers Union, it seems, the incumbent tries for a second bite at the apple. A slate called “The [...]

Communication Workers Union Stop Off-Shoring Of Call Center Jobs

By Staff, Cwa-union.org -

This week, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed the Monitoring Colorado Call Center Job Losses Act, HB19-1306, into law. The bill will require the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment to [...]

American Airlines Mechanics Are Threatening The “Bloodiest, Ugliest Battle” In Labor History

By Michael Arria, Inthesetimes.com -

Mechanics at American Airlines are threatening to strike if a new contract isn’t negotiated, and the union president has declared that employees are prepared for the dispute to erupt into “the [...]

Baltimore Teachers Unseat Incumbents, Who Demand A Do-Over

By Samantha Winslow, Labornotes.org -

What happens when new leaders run for office and beat an eight-term incumbent? In the Baltimore Teachers Union, it seems, the incumbent tries for a second bite at the apple. A slate called “The [...]

Trump’s New Union-Busting Rule Will Wallop Home Health Workers

By Staff, Talkpoverty.org -

Earlier this month, the Department of Health and Human Services finalized an obscure rule that could have huge implications for an estimated 800,000 independent home health providers paid [...]

Israel’s Settler Railway Could Be Going Nowhere Fast

By Ali Abunimah, Electronicintifada.net -

Trade unions and human rights organizations in France are celebrating as a victory the withdrawal of train manufacturer Alstom from the Jerusalem light rail. Meanwhile, it has also been confirmed [...]