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August 30, 2021
The Biggest Uprising Since the Civil War Happened Here 100 Years Ago
The Battle of Blair Mountain saw thousands of miners battling cops’ machine guns—and enduring aerial bombardment. Yet today hardly anyone remembers a thing about it.
July 30, 2021
Nina Turner Wants to Go to Congress as a Champion for Labor Rights
“I’ve definitely been in the trenches with my labor sisters and brothers,” says the candidate, who has a long history of defending unions.
June 10, 2021
Hospital Bosses Recruit Replacements for Striking Nurses
Tenet, the for-profit company that owns St. Vincent’s, chose to “improve their cash position” rather than meet the needs of nurses who worked through the pandemic.
May 6, 2021
Sports Unions Come Together to Fight for the PRO Act
The sports unions for basketball, baseball, football, and hockey have combined forces—and the labor movement is stronger for it.
May 6, 2021
Nurses Are Striking Across the Country Over Patient Safety
The pandemic—and widespread frustration over unsafe working conditions—has triggered a wave of strikes in hospitals from Massachusetts to Hawaii.
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April 27, 2021
What Next for Amazon Workers?
How labor can leverage the current antitrust revival to advance unionization at Amazon and other giant corporations.
April 9, 2021
Blowout in Bessemer: A Postmortem on the Amazon Campaign
The warning signs of defeat were everywhere.
March 29, 2021
What Bernie Sanders Taught Democrats About Labor Solidarity
The senator is back on the front lines—rallying this time with Amazon workers in Alabama. And lots of top Democrats are joining him.
March 19, 2021
Bernie Backs Covid Nurses Who Are Prepared to Strike for Humane Work Conditions
The Vermont senator’s championship of a Wisconsin health care union’s demand for a contract respecting work-life balance signals a new era of labor solidarity.
March 3, 2021
Silicon Valley’s Offer of Sectoral Bargaining Is a Trick
If national union leaders acquiesce to the creation of a third category of worker in exchange for sectoral bargaining, collective begging will replace collective bargaining.