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Labor strikes news and analysis from The Nation
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.
April 9, 2015
Are These Strikes a Sign of Growing Militancy Among China’s Workers?
Workers’ willingness to take direct action could stem from a recognition that the golden era of Chinese manufacturing is on the wane.
March 11, 2015
NYU’s Graduate Student Union Just Won a Historic Contract
Rank-and-file organizing pays dividends for the nation’s only private graduate student union.
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December 22, 2014
Zephyr Teachout, Hands Up United and John Oliver Made Our 2014 Progressive Honor Roll. Who Else Made the List?
From the huge climate march in September to racial-justice activism, it was a year that saw renewal of movement-based politics.
July 18, 2014
Why a Win for Anti-Choice Protesters Might Also Strengthen Workers’ Rights to Strike
The Roberts court has expanded First Amendment protections to such an extent that strikes, pickets, and boycotts should be protected as free speech.
Moshe Z. Marvit
October 15, 2012
Meet the Lockout Lawyers Destroying Sports
One law firm, Proskauer Rose, is representing all four major sports leagues in the USA. The results are great for owners and disastrous for fans.
November 28, 2011
NBA Lockout Ends and Players Get Played
Remove the bells and whistles, and the NBA Lockout was about little more than owners stealing money from the players' pockets.
July 27, 2011
How Players Won the NFL Lockout
Make no mistake about it: the owners lost.