Labor Organizing

The United Farm Worker's 1,000 Mile March, 1975.

How Unions Are Made How Unions Are Made

A new history of labor organizing in Coachella tells us not only the story of the United Farm Workers but also how its rank-and-file members drove the union to success.

Mar 19, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Juan Ignacio Mora

Shawn Fain

Shawn Fain: “Trump Doesn’t Give a Damn About Working-Class People” Shawn Fain: “Trump Doesn’t Give a Damn About Working-Class People”

An exclusive interview with the UAW president.

Mar 15, 2024 / Editorial / John Nichols

Tom Morello speaks about the ACLU at the Minetta Lane Theatre on September 18, 2019, in New York City.

Why Is the ACLU Waging Class Warfare? Why Is the ACLU Waging Class Warfare?

The assumption that management’s job is to destroy unions is so deeply embedded in our society that even the iconic civil liberties organization is not immune.

Mar 14, 2024 / Hamilton Nolan

Prison Labor

Prison Labor Prison Labor

13th Amendment Farm.

Mar 13, 2024 / OppArt / Jen Sorensen

Members of United Auto Workers on a picket line in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on September 20, 2023.

Why the Environmental Justice Movement Should Support the UAW Organizing Drive Why the Environmental Justice Movement Should Support the UAW Organizing Drive

A progressive version of the right’s Southern strategy could remake our politics—and ensure that the cars of the future, and the batteries they run on, are built by union labor.

Mar 11, 2024 / Bill Gallegos and Manuel Pastor

Union workers at a march holding a banner reading,

What We Can Learn From Minnesota Unions’ Big Contract Wins What We Can Learn From Minnesota Unions’ Big Contract Wins

Fifteen thousand workers in Minnesota voted to authorize strikes recently, the culmination of over a decade of cross-sector organizing—with powerful results.

Mar 11, 2024 / Bryce Covert

Pro-Palestine banners on a building with Starbucks logo in foreground

How the Palestinian Justice Movement Helped Starbucks Workers United How the Palestinian Justice Movement Helped Starbucks Workers United

Starbucks worker organizing produced a historic union breakthrough, and this victory came about in part because of solidarity with Palestine.

Mar 11, 2024 / Jonathan Rosenblum

President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address during a joint meeting of Congress on March 7, 2024, in Washington, D.C.

Let the Presidential Election Mudslinging Begin! Let the Presidential Election Mudslinging Begin!

Trashing Donald Trump can’t be Joe Biden’s whole reelection message. But it’s a good start.

Mar 8, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Dartmouth player organizers with an SEIU Local 560 sign

The Future of College Sports Is Unionized The Future of College Sports Is Unionized

The Dartmouth basketball team just voted to join SEIU Local 560, a big step toward ending the exploitation of college athletes.

Mar 7, 2024 / Dave Zirin

Marcie Pedraza pickets near an entrance to Ford's Chicago Assembly plant during UAW's stand-up strike on September 29, 2023.

The Auto Workers Who Stand With Gaza The Auto Workers Who Stand With Gaza

More than half of organized labor in the US is part of a union that has called for a permanent cease-fire in Gaza. One worker explains why.

Feb 28, 2024 / Sarah Lazare

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