With strong membership this year, unions promise improved wages and working conditions. more


Legal restrictions on when and how workers can strike can bar them from influencing any real change in the workplace. That’s where “wildcat strikes” come in. more


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Chris Landsberger

Oklahoma teachers face the litmus test of whether to reinvigorate—or reinvent—their union. more

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From our upcoming issue of the magazine: How Trump's victory heralded the final stage of a national unraveling. more


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Union supporters say Janus is a big blow, but for many educators like me, it will be nothing new. The question is, what are the practical effects? more

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Economic chaos is not going to bring back jobs. more


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Arizona teachers voted for a strike this coming Thursday. We talk with Noah Karvelis of Arizona Educators United. more


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Darin McClure

Activist, organizer, and author Jane McAlevey brings her breadth of experience to the question of the future of labor in Trump’s America. more




As a past union president, I know there’s nothing teachers would rather do less than strike. Getting a majority of them to do so is really, really hard. more

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If the legal theories advanced by Janus’s attorneys seem like a smokescreen to obscure a political attack on unions, that’s because they are. more


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Sarah Lahm

In 1946, St. Paul’s teachers union was the first in U.S. history to go on strike. More than 70 years later, they face similar problems—and are preparing to walk out once more. more

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Reviewed: “A Great Vision: A militant family’s journey through the 20th century,” by Richard March. more


Union pins might be tiny, but they could be part of a larger effort to reinvigorate unions and push back against right-wing efforts to gut them. more

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Jack Delano

When black sharecroppers dared to demand a fair share. more


Eber Garcia Vasquez had been and NYC Teamster for 26 years when he was deported in September. His union fought to keep him here, but when their campaign was unsuccessful, Teamsters Joint Council 16 moved to ensure that this happens to no one else. more


Sarah Jaffee speaks with Cecilia Aldarondo about her new film about the Momentive strike in upstate New York. more


..."the inherent right of people to security to life, liberty, and the enjoyment by the people of the gains of their own industry." more


"This movement is bigger than $15 and a union." more


Bob Master is co-chair of the New York State Working Families Party and political director for District One of the Communications Workers of America. He scored a major victory recently when Verizon workers won an agreement that ended a high-profi... more


The National Labor Relations Board has found multiple violations of federal labor law. more

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