Labor

Blue Flu Epidemic Caused by Shutdown: Will it Turn into a Strike?

Blue Flu Epidemic Caused by Shutdown: Will it Turn into a Strike?

January 22, 2019

The shutdown is causing a so-called “blue flu” epidemic among TSA employees who are suffering economic distress. What can they do? We speak to labor organizer Gary Stevenson, co-author of a New York Times OpEd on the topic

$15 Minimum Wage: Job Killer or Path Out of Poverty?

$15 Minimum Wage: Job Killer or Path Out of Poverty?

January 11, 2019

Gov. Larry Hogan says a $15 minimum wage in Maryland could cost the state 100,000 jobs, but economists say raising low wages could benefit half a million workers

Greek Court Acquits 21 Environmental Defenders in Eldorado Gold Trial

Greek Court Acquits 21 Environmental Defenders in Eldorado Gold Trial

January 7, 2019

Maria Kadoglou of Mining Watch Greece says Greek prosecutors continue to pursue those who have resisted an open-pit gold mine in northern Greece

German Amazon Workers Demand a Collective Contract

German Amazon Workers Demand a Collective Contract

December 21, 2018

Every Christmas the German workers of Amazon attempt to strike and disrupt the company’s profits during the busiest time of the year. The management uses bonuses to tempt workers to break the strike

Trudeau Government Deprives Postal Workers of the Right to Strike

Trudeau Government Deprives Postal Workers of the Right to Strike

December 10, 2018

Mike Palecek, National President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), says Justin Trudeau is abandoning the values he claims to care about

GM Plants Close and Auto Workers Lose Jobs - but There Is an Alternative

GM Plants Close and Auto Workers Lose Jobs - but There Is an Alternative

December 4, 2018
Responding to the five GM plant closings and 14,000 layoffs, former Canadian Auto Worker union Research Director Sam Gindin talks about alternative strategies to the neoliberal and right wing approaches that fail society
Nurses say Union Will Help Hold Hopkins Accountable to the Community

Nurses say Union Will Help Hold Hopkins Accountable to the Community

December 1, 2018

Johns Hopkins nurses issued a series of damming reports they say reveals why a union is needed to improve patient safety and community commitment

NLRB Says Johns Hopkins Violating Rights of Nurses Seeking to Unionize

NLRB Says Johns Hopkins Violating Rights of Nurses Seeking to Unionize

October 31, 2018

TRNN’s Jaisal Noor speaks to pro and anti-union nurses at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital about the impact of the ruling from the nation’s top labor board

Evidence Mounts Raising the Minimum Wage Does Not Cost Jobs

Evidence Mounts Raising the Minimum Wage Does Not Cost Jobs

October 30, 2018

The increase in service industry jobs since Seattle enacted a $15 minimum wage is another nail in the coffin of the big business argument that raising it reduces employment