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Copyright David Bacon, Courtesy Special Collections, Stanford Libraries

In 1997, I went to the Philippines to document child labor on the banana plantations producing for the Dole Corporation. The next year activists carried the information to Seattle to confront the global meeting of the World Trade Organization. Read more

Dispatches

An exclusive excerpt from a new book about America’s largest mass trial and its most radical labor union. Read more

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Copyright David Bacon, Courtesy Special Collections, Stanford Libraries

These photographs, shown in the halls of California oil workers and longshoremen, revealed to them how their counterparts in Iraq were treated, often by the same oil monopolies. Read more

Dispatches

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Unite Here Local 1

Hotel strikes in 2018 resulted in new agreements to increase wages and pensions, but the fight continues. Read more

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“My labor is mine and mine alone to give or withhold, Siegel tells me. “This day of action is a small step toward waking up the working class to the real power they possess when they organize and act in solidarity.” Read more

Public School Shakedown

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National Archives

Why our neighbor to the north is so good to its workers, and what labor in the United States can do. Read more

Dispatches

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Gage Skidmore

Trump has proposed to slash funding for public education in his 2020 budget. In courts across the country, however, public schools are holding up in lawsuits brought by pro-charter interests. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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UTLA

Will a new quintet of bills be sufficient to appropriately regulate California’s charters? Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Manufacturing is critical to producing wealth, not merely a bygone stage in the evolution of human society. Read more

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Macleay

“A tremendous thank you to our beautiful city from the teachers of Oakland. Let’s do this again tomorrow!” Read more

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UTLA

“It’s really hard to overstate the incredible feeling of empowerment, solidarity, and joy that you saw in school site picket lines and at the massive rallies that we held every single day.” Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Unite Here Local 11

In California, hotel employees have successfully organized for laws providing them with safer working conditions. It wasn't easy. Read more

Magazine

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Ted Eytan

With a spotlight on the U.S. city with the highest concentration of charters, lawmakers have leverage to take on the famously pro-privatization Secretary of Education. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Gage Skidmore

Teachers unions are poised to strike across the country. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Paul Chan Htoo Sang

Student unionization efforts are underway at twenty-four U.S. universities—while the first independent undergraduate union in the country fights for survival. Read more

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DeVos’s antagonism toward unions shows not only her disrespect for teachers but also how her animosity toward organized teachers warps her understanding of issues. Read more

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Anthony Fine

Verizon is among the most brazenly anti-union companies in the wireless industry. Read more

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

Op-Eds

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. Read more

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Chris Landsberger

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

Public School Shakedown