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Airport workers

Passenger service workers earn significantly lower wages than the largely unionized airline employees with whom they work. Now they’re organizing to change that.

Richard Trumka

At its LA convention, organized labor vowed to reinvigorate organizing and strengthen progressive alliances. And not a moment too soon.

CTU Protest

Showdowns in Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City and beyond have turned out parents and teachers in droves—and revealed how out of touch education reformers really are.

From student walkouts in Philly and Chicago to union organizing and MOOCs in California, here are the latest reports by our student activist/writers.

The heat is on big banks and CEOs as labor and community activists band together.

A doctor and patient

Disguised as health promotion, it’s another form of cost-shifting to employees, in which some will be unfairly penalized.

It’s time to tie worker rights to “Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall.”

To survive, unions need to be better neighbors.

United We Bargain, Divided We Beg

Establishing lower pay for new hires, these agreements have undermined union solidarity by opening a gulf between generations.

New York School Bus Strike

New York City’s school bus drivers and aides do a tough job where experience matters.

Blogs

Disregarding and disrespecting protests of teachers and nurses does not prepare him to see off global threats.

February 27, 2015

Voters force school-closing Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff and demand an elected school board.

February 25, 2015

The 2016 contender who last year warned new anti-labor measures were divisive and “a distraction” is back in for a fight with unions.

February 20, 2015

The mayor’s spending millions, but unions and progressives are fighting for grassroots democracy.

February 19, 2015

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is getting bipartisan pushback against his attack on labor unions.

February 16, 2015

We banned police from the “house of labor.” Look at them now.

January 9, 2015

San Francisco employees of the green-capitalism giant are organizing themselves to fight for livable working conditions.

November 14, 2014

This is not a time to panic. It is a time to get things right.

October 12, 2014

Can the protests go beyond calls for greater electoral transparency, to embrace a truly social democratic agenda?

October 1, 2014

Unions are more welcome in New York than most places in the country, but a revival of the labor movement will require new traditions of workplace activism.

September 3, 2014