‘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 [...]

PLEDGE: Solidarity With Amazon Workers Striking On Prime Day!

By Staff, Solidaritycenter.ourpowerbase.net -

On July 15 — 'Prime Day' — Amazon warehouse workers in Shakopee, Minnesota will stage a six-hour strike on a range of issues, including low pay, poor working conditions, increasingly heavy [...]

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 [...]

CBO Report Shows Broad Benefits From Higher Minimum Wage

By Heidi Shierholz, Epi.org -

This afternoon, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report assessing the economic impact of raising the minimum wage to $15 in 2025 in six steps (this is a similar policy to the Raise [...]

Death At Howard Industries Of Laurel, Mississippi, A Company Showered By Media Love And Political Largesse Despite Its Horrible Record

By Joseph B. Atkins, Laborsouth.blogspot.com -

Controversy still hangs over Howard Industries in Laurel, Mississippi, as the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration continues its investigation into the March 15 death of a [...]

How Working-Class Movements Are Moving Beyond The Confines Of Capitalism

By Celina della Croce, Toward Freedom. -

Between the fall of 1999 and April of 2000, hundreds of thousands of factory workers, peasants, retirees, students, professionals, and everyday people took to the streets in Cochabamba, Bolivia, [...]

Pilots Sue Boeing For Putting Profits Over Safety

By Alan Weedon, Mobile.abc.net.au -

Boeing's 737 MAX series— first announced in 2011 and put to service in 2017 — is the fourth generation of its 737 aircraft, a widely popular narrow-body aircraft model that has been a mainstay of [...]

Wayfair Employees Plan Walkout To Oppose Furniture Sales To Migrant Detention Facilities

By Janelle Nanos, Bostonglobe.com -

Employees of the online housewares giant Wayfair announced Tuesday that they would stage a walkout at the company’s Back Bay headquarters on Wednesday to protest its decision to sell furniture to [...]

The United States Has A Permanent Temp Worker Problem

By David Van Arsdale, Indypendent.org -

In the waiting room of an employment agency in Queens, laborers gather to be dispatched to warehouses and factories in New Jersey and upstate New York. Only their names are recorded before white [...]

This Is The Longest The Federal Minimum Wage Has Ever Gone Without Being Raised

By Dave Jamieson, Huffpost.com -

Lawmakers set a new record Sunday by leaving the federal minimum wage untouched since July 24, 2009, the first year of former President Barack Obama’s first term. The rate hasn’t been increased [...]

Retail Workers Nationwide Are United For Respect

By Andrea Dehlendorf and Ann Marie Reinhart, Inequality.org -

Toys ‘R’ Us workers won a crucial severance pay victory last year after the company closed its US stores. Private equity firms KKR, Bain, and Vornado had bought up the legendary toy store just a [...]

U.S. Workers Are Standing Up For Their Rights. A New Law Would Back Them Up.

By Alan Barber and Liz Watson, Inequality.org -

More workers engaged in collective action last year than in any other year in the past three decades. In 2018, 485,000 people participated in work stoppages — from teachers to hotel workers to [...]

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 [...]