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Labor Organizing news and analysis from The Nation
July 30, 2021
Nina Turner Wants to Go to Congress as a Champion for Labor Rights
“I’ve definitely been in the trenches with my labor sisters and brothers,” says the candidate, who has a long history of defending unions.
July 26, 2021
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 16, 2021
How Capitalism Invented the Care Economy
This is what’s missing from the new conversation about care work.
July 8, 2021
How Labor Can Win at the Bargaining Table
A new report from Berkeley is a rare piece of good news for American labor—and a bracing reminder of what real organizing looks like.
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.
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June 25, 2021
How the Dianne Morales Campaign Fell Apart
At the last minute, the political newcomer’s once-promising bid for New York City mayor became a cautionary tale.
June 25, 2021
Domestic Workers Are Using the Gig Economy Against Itself
Domestic workers are taking advantage of the “disruptor” tech companies that are trying to redefine work to win labor protections.
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.
June 23, 2021
Our Fathers Fought GOP Voter Suppression 70 Years Ago
Cesar Chavez and Fred Ross Sr. knew it would take a movement to fight measures aimed at intimidating Latino voters. So they built one.
Fred Ross Jr.
June 22, 2021
Universities Are Slashing Faculties and Blaming Covid
Citing the pandemic, administrators are pushing cuts—despite receiving millions in federal relief funds.