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Unions

Increasing numbers of people in mission- and passion-driven fields are waking up to the fact that they are, despite the trappings of middle-class-ness, still workers doing a job. Read more

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Charles Edward Miller

One party is selfish; the other is only interested in educating kids. Can you guess which is which? Read more

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Kids' Work Chicago Daycare

The move in other states has resulted in more care workers with licenses, helping ensure more consistent, regulated care for the kids and their families who need it most. Read more

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Alin

The National Labor Relations Board just proposed a rule returning to their Bush-era position, undermining years of steady gains in graduate worker organizing. Read more

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Isabel Marshall

Skyrocketing insurance costs generated a national wave of teacher strikes last year. Now, Minnesota educators head into a new school year ready to fight for affordable health care. Read more

Public School Shakedown

Wherever working people were hurting, he was ready to organize. From immigrant rights to taxi workers, he believed in the power of everyday people, when organized, to change everything. Read more

Op-Eds

David Bacon (Part 5, teaser)

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

Magazine

David Bacon (Part 2, teaser)

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

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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

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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

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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