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Media Unions Are Challenging the Use of NDAs
Workers in the industry argue that nondisclosure agreements are a matter of workplace safety, making them “mandatory subjects of bargaining.”
July 21, 2021
This New Law Would Be Good for Growers, Bad for Farmworkers
The bill cements in place the existing deep poverty in farmworker communities, and makes it much more difficult for farmworkers to organize.
July 9, 2021
Randi Weingarten Rips CRT Critics for ‘Trying to Stop Us From Teaching Students Accurate History’
The political and media elites that are whipping up anger over Critical Race Theory are furious with a teachers union leader for exposing their lies.
July 2, 2021
The Real Target in the Supreme Court’s ‘Cedar Point’ Decision
The court and the press talked about “property rights.” But the real impact will be on organizing, and workers’ rights.
June 24, 2021
Yesterday’s Union-Busting Supreme Court Decision Was a Segregationist Throwback
The court’s decision in
Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid
will reverberate throughout the labor movement and far beyond.
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June 21, 2021
Why NYC Progressives Should Fear an Eric Adams Mayoralty
Is the Brooklyn Borough president worse for New York—and the left—than Andrew Yang?
June 11, 2021
Alabama’s Coal Miners Are Striking for Their Lives
Over a thousand miners at Warrior Met Coal have been on strike now for over two months, and the conflict is only heating up.
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.
April 19, 2021
Representative Mark Pocan on Amazon and ‘the Arrogance of Corporations That Get Too Big’
The Wisconsin representative whom Amazon attacked talks about the company’s self-serving apology, the Bessemer union vote, and the PRO Act.
April 14, 2021
How to Lose a Union Drive
The failed campaign to organize Amazon workers in Bessemer, Ala., holds key lessons. Whether organizers learn them is another matter.