After Uber refused to hear their concerns about income and conditions, Uber drivers held a union certification vote. If allowed, the move could be a watershed moment for Canadian gig economy workers.
Katherine Moos discusses December’s employment data, which shows that for the second time in history women outnumber men in the U.S. workforce. The first time was during the Great Depression. Women still earn less than men, so by hiring more women employers are saving on payroll expenses.
Microsoft’s Japan office reduced its workweek to four days for a full month, and productivity jumped by 40%. Why isn’t it implemented everywhere? Richard Wolff explains why we’ve worked five days a week since the 1940s.
After five weeks on strike, a majority of UAW members voted for a contract that retains the tiered workforce they fought against–but that doesn’t mean the struggle is over.
The Chicago teachers strike has entered its ninth day. Support staff won’t cross picket lines even after reaching a deal to end their strike, says Jeffrey Howard, Executive Vice President at SEIU Local 73.
Efforts to fight low wages and win health insurance for employees of a tax break-subsidized luxury hotel show how the mainstream media cultivates a false narrative that living wages are unaffordable.
Teachers in Chicago aren’t just committed to fighting for higher wages. They say the city has the money to support its students and teachers outside of the classroom.
Two former autoworker leaders examine how the militancy of rank and file union membership carried the current strike, how it could transform unions, and how this speaks to the larger struggle with capitalism.
A UAW union member and truck worker from Flint discuss the challenges of dismantling the two-tiered GM employment system and how workers are holding firm with community support.
Foodora couriers in Toronto are facing the same unstable, irregular conditions as other gig economy workers. They’re organizing a union to fight back.