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A Bold New Flavor of Tennessee Whiskey: Union-Made
In the heart of Nashville, the United Distillery Workers of Tennessee are fighting to become the state’s first unionized distillery.
January 18, 2022
The Radical Vision of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes
Murdered by gangsters on a dictator’s orders in 1981, these pathbreaking Filipino labor organizers fought for union democracy.
January 14, 2022
Workers Are Paying the Price for Kroger’s Profits
A survey of 10,000 grocery-store employees lays out the job’s human cost.
January 11, 2022
The Indomitable Rev. Addie L. Wyatt
The trailblazing Black labor leader and civil rights activist took her fight for equality from the packinghouse to the pulpit.
January 4, 2022
What We Can Learn From Portland’s “Queen of the Bolsheviks”
More than a century ago, the US government tried to silence Marie Equi, a radical queer abortionist.
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December 3, 2021
Standing With Nurses Is a Feminist Project
Nurses unions from 28 different countries are taking on governments and Big Pharma with a simple demand: Waive patents on Covid-19 vaccines, and end the pandemic now.
November 18, 2021
Only Democracy Can Save One of America’s Greatest Unions
We need strong unions more than ever, which means giving UAW members a real say in how their union is run.
November 11, 2021
John Deere Workers Remain on Strike and Reject Two-Tier Pay
Though the company offered raises and concession on health care and retirement, the union is standing firm. And so far, the public is behind them.
October 20, 2021
On the John Deere Picket Line in Iowa With UAW Local 281
With $1.6 billion in profits just in the third quarter of this year, the company has ample time and money to squeeze striking workers—unless national unions step up their support.
October 7, 2021
The Buffalo Hospital Strike Is the Latest in a New Wave of Labor Unrest
A stressed health care system pushed to the breaking point by the Covid-19 pandemic has sparked renewed action by labor unions across the country.