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Labor strikes news and analysis from The Nation
April 18, 2016
Hillary Was Nowhere to Be Seen in the Fight for 15—I Should Know
Hillary’s “support” is welcome, and a sign that our movement has come far, but let’s be clear: She hasn’t always supported a $15 minimum wage.
April 15, 2016
40,000 Verizon Workers Launch One of the Biggest Strikes of the Decade
Can the strike at Verizon help kickstart the American labor movement?
April 6, 2016
We Are Winning the Fight for $15
What started with 200 workers striking in New York has ballooned into a national movement wielding real political power.
March 31, 2016
We Are Judged by How We Treat the Helpless and the Poor
On his 89th birthday, it’s worth remembering how complicated and controversial Cesar Chavez really was.
March 1, 2016
Some Good News in the Fight for 15
The highest labor board in the country just confirmed fast-food workers
right to organize.
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February 17, 2016
The Union Busting That Goes Into Your Canned Fish
A free trade deal between the US and Morocco was supposed to increase development in North Africa—not flame labor conflicts and union suppression.
January 8, 2016
Were 180 Workers Fired Over Prayer Breaks?
At a Cargill plant in Colorado, religious liberty has come up against the hard requirements of profitability.
December 28, 2015
Adjuncts at Loyola University Chicago Want a Union. Will the Jesuit University Respect Their Demands?
Over the past 10 years, the proportion of adjunct and contingent faculty at Loyola has tripled—as tuition has ballooned.
December 21, 2015
‘When We Made Mistakes in Our Sewing, They Slapped Us’
Bangladeshi garment workers are still struggling to win the safe and humane workplaces they deserve.
December 18, 2015
China’s Latest Crackdown on Workers Is Unprecedented
Seven worker-activists involved in the independent labor organizations known as “worker centers” have been arrested.