Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Unions
Post Office

Banking Goes Postal

Could the United States Postal Service become a financial lifeline for vulnerable American families?

March 2, 2015
Scott Walker

Walker’s Comments On His Foreign Policy Credentials Draw Democratic Criticism

Did Scott Walker cross the line with his CPAC comments about unions?

February 27, 2015
Scott Walker. Photo via Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Wisconsin’s Right-To-Work Fight Moves To Senate After Abrupt Vote

Wisconsin Republicans are advancing their plan to crush unions, as Scott Walker prepares his presidential bid.

February 25, 2015
Photo: Wisconsin Solidarity rally in St. Paul, in February, 2011 (Chuck Olsen via Flickr)

Union Leaders Vow To Fight Walker On Right To Work In Wisconsin

Labor is going back to war against Scott Walker.

February 23, 2015
UAW climate march

Unions See A Comeback Coming As Wages Stall, Rich Get Richer

Is the labor movement about to reassert itself?

February 23, 2015
Scott Walkerr

Wisconsin Considers Right-To-Work Bill, Renewing War With Unions

Scott Walker is gearing up for another war against unions.

February 20, 2015
Union retirees fear dramatic pension cuts under new federal law

Union Retirees Fear Dramatic Pension Cuts Under New Federal Law

Many union retirees may not know that their benefits face steep cuts.

February 20, 2015
Supreme Court frieze

Opponents Of Mandatory Union Fees Hope Supreme Court Will Side With Them

The Supreme Court may deal a major blow to organized labor.

February 2, 2015
McDonald's

Is Ronald McDonald Racist?

McDonald’s has long cared more about profits than people — and its employees are fighting back.

February 2, 2015
Supreme Court

Supreme Court Knocks Down Promised Health Benefits For Union Retirees

Corporate America just scored a big win at the Supreme Court.

January 26, 2015
McDonalds

How Tacky Can The Golden Arches Get?

McDonalds’ exploitative new ad campaign isn’t fooling anyone.

January 21, 2015
Minimum wage battles to continue in 2015

Minimum Wage Battles To Continue In 2015

Having won some big victories in 2014, organized labor feels good about the coming year.

January 13, 2015
fast food strike

For Better Or Worse, The Labor Movement Is Reinventing Itself

Faced with declining membership, unions are finding new ways to advance their agendas.

December 10, 2014
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Landmark State Pension Law Struck Down By Illinois Judge

Find out what this ruling means for organized labor.

November 21, 2014
Jerry Brown Oakland rally

Unions Remain A Crucial Backer Of California Governor’s Campaign

Labor politics are alive and well in the Golden State.

October 29, 2014
Kobe Bryant

Can Kobe Bryant Run A Union And Save The NBA?

Can the Black Mamba become an unlikely labor hero?

October 17, 2014
Scott Walkerr

In Wisconsin, Democrats Try Moderation In Fight With Scott Walker

Do Democrats really have a chance of toppling Scott Walker?

October 15, 2014
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Nurses Union Says Hospitals Aren’t Telling Workers How To Handle Ebola Patients

Are hospitals failing to protect their workers from the deadly disease?

October 13, 2014
Hotel envelope

The Envelope, Please — And A Living Wage, Too

If you really want to help workers, let them organize.

September 18, 2014
Market Basket

A Market Basket Of Dignity

WASHINGTON — Who knew that one of the best made-for-Labor Day speeches in American history would be delivered by a CEO? And who could have guessed that the summer’s major labor story would not be about a CEO saving the jobs of his workers but about the workers saving the job of their CEO? This […]

September 2, 2014
Labor protest

This Labor Day, Let’s Give Workers Something To Cheer About

Labor Day is supposed to be a celebration of workers, but it’s been a long time since workers have been celebrated — or for that matter, have had a reason to celebrate. That’s because the union movement that gave us this holiday is, at least numerically, a shadow of its former self. If we really […]

August 29, 2014
School Bus

Teachers’ Unions Stand In The Way Of School Reform

In much of the country, parents are already buying school supplies for the start of the academic year — a departure from days of yore. Many of us remember a school year that started after Labor Day, with summer a carefree stretch of about three months. This earlier start suggests a radical departure from the […]

July 26, 2014
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6 Minutes A Day For Bathroom Breaks? Union Cries Foul

By Corilyn Shropshire, Chicago Tribune A Chicago-area union has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board against an employer who they claim is allowing them only 6 minutes a day to use the bathroom. Members of the Teamsters Local 743 who build sink stations at WaterSaver Faucet Co. and its sister company Guardian […]

July 11, 2014
Supreme Court

After Supreme Court Ruling, Fewer State Workers To Organize

By Jake Grovum, Stateline.org WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in a case brought by home health care aides in Illinois casts doubt on labor agreements between such workers and state governments in nine other states. It also closes off — or at least complicates — one of labor’s clearest paths to reversing […]

July 8, 2014
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SCOTUS Ruling Doesn’t Gut Public Unions, But Creates New Challenges For Care Workers

The Supreme Court’s decision in Harris v. Quinn will make it harder for home care and child care workers to organize for better pay and higher quality jobs. A huge sigh of relief mixed with curses. That’s my reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision today to block home care workers in Illinois from being required to pay union dues, […]

June 30, 2014