As contract negotiations broke down, the United Auto Workers authorized a historic strike at Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis factories.
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Brazil’s MST has organized the largest social movement in Latin America.
The LA-based Star Garden Topless Dive Bar just voted in favor of joining the Actors’ Equity Association, making it the first unionized strip club since the now-defunct Lusty Lady in San Francisco and Seattle.
The U.S. is finally moving away from fossil fuels, but there aren’t enough electricians to do the job.
Farmworkers have risked it all to shed light on the abuses they endure. Are we ready to listen?
As the landscape of films and scripted television has changed dramatically, Hollywood's writers have seen their earnings plummet. Now, they’re on strike.
Commuting time continues to grow, in effect reducing wages by more than 10%.
Author Melissa Hope Ditmore suggests that current political attention on human trafficking is performative rather than practical. In her new book, she makes the case for enforcing and expanding labor laws.
Labor activists take steps to preserve the documents and strategies they use today, so future organizers will have a practical guide.
The gig economy provides no safety net for its workers, but some activists are hoping to change that.
Guatemalan and Salvadoran immigrants helped organize far-reaching workers’ rights campaigns in industries that mainstream unions had thought to be untouchable.
New York City’s Liberty Cleaners co-created an innovative training program that’s providing the skills to bring about their vision of the gig economy.
“When I think of the many ways we—laborers, neighbors, people in community with one another—are failing each other, I think first and foremost of the institution of work as we know it.”
Our work environment is deeply dysfunctional. But making systemic change requires understanding how we got here.
Long-underpaid undergrad students who work on campus are increasingly seeing the value of their labor and organizing unions.
Young workers, women, and people of color are combining digital innovation with old-school face-to-face organizing to build a new labor movement.
And it’s not over.
Activists have long suggested that oppressive institutions should be abolished rather than reformed. The same could be said about labor.
Solving the Mountain State’s endemic issues means a return to old-fashioned virtues of neighborliness and diligence.