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September 23, 2015
Warehouse Workers of Los Angeles, Unite!
Following in the footsteps of their fellow port truckers, California Cartage warehouse workers are demanding their fair share of the global economic pie.
August 28, 2015
The Pacific Coast Farm-Worker Rebellion
From Baja California to Washington State, indigenous farm workers are standing up for their rights.
August 7, 2015
Is the Senate Finally Getting Behind Fair Pay for Government Contractors?
Federal contract workers are pushing Congress for living wages and a union on Capitol Hill—but the fight is not over yet.
July 6, 2015
This Airline’s Scheduling System Is Making Its Pilots Exhausted
Would you want to travel with a company whose scheduling system is leading to fatigue and burnout for the people flying your plane?
July 1, 2015
African Artistry and Anger at the Women’s World Cup
In a fashion both powerful and heartbreaking, the three African teams have left an indelible impression on the 2015 Women’s World Cup
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June 23, 2015
June 23, 1947: Congress Overrides Truman’s Veto of the Taft-Hartley Labor Management Relations Act
“A bad bill has become bad law.”
June 17, 2015
What Fast-Food Workers Are Fighting For
The New York State Labor Department’s fast food Wage Board this week showed why a pay raise can’t come soon enough for fast food workers.
June 16, 2015
25 Years Later: Lessons From the Organizers of Justice for Janitors
The campaign succeeded because it went after the people who truly had power over the workers’ livelihood—not the powerless subcontractors.
April 22, 2015
Federal Contract Workers Just Went on Strike in DC
The low wages the government pays its army of contract workers is exacerbating precarity in the labor force as a whole.
April 16, 2015
Yesterday’s #FightFor15 Protests Were Big—and the Movement Is Only Growing
Yesterday’s strikers ranged from retail and fast food workers to adjuncts and caregivers—all those ousted from the 1 percent economy.