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Labor Organizing news and analysis from The Nation
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Postal-Service Workers Are Shouldering the Burden for Amazon
The tech giant’s rise has pushed mail clerks and carriers to the breaking point.
February 12, 2018
Randy Bryce’s Campaign Is Not Just Pro-Union—It’s Unionized
The Campaign Workers Guild has negotiated its first collectively bargained contract, with the Democratic candidate challenging Paul Ryan.
February 9, 2018
Trump’s Labor Board Is Making it Even More Difficult to Unionize Fast-Food Workers
Upending Obama-era precedent, the NLRB is threatening the ability of workers at franchise restaurants to organize.
February 7, 2018
Organized Labor’s Lost Generations
Unions have struggled to make substantial gains since the ’70s, but not for the reasons historians think.
February 5, 2018
Millennials Are Keeping Unions Alive
Jobs are precarious, health-care costs are skyrocketing, and wages aren’t keeping up with the cost of living—no wonder young people are organizing.
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February 5, 2018
White Anti-Racism Must Be Based in Solidarity, Not Altruism
Altruism is too often carried along by the currents of racist capitalism.
Jesse A. Myerson
February 1, 2018
Hot Protest in an Ice-Cold Super Bowl City
Local organizers are using old-fashioned solidarity to combat the corporate prom that is Super Bowl week in the Twin Cities.
January 29, 2018
White-Collar Unionization Is Good for All Workers
Some have argued that it creates a class divide in labor—they’ve got it backward.
January 22, 2018
How the Right’s War on Unions Is Killing the Democratic Party
“Right-to-work” laws have a measurable effect on voting patterns.
January 19, 2018
Paul Booth—Fighter, Strategist, and Visionary Labor Leader
Not everyone who emerged from the white-hot heat of the ’60s was able to survive. Paul Booth did much more than that.