Labor

Will The Baltimore Orioles Step Up To The Plate For Their Concession Workers?

March 27, 2020

700 people who serve beer, hot dogs, and more at baseball games in Baltimore don’t yet know if they will be compensated for games canceled because of COVID-19.

Sanitation Workers Strike Over Lack Of Protection From Coronavirus

March 26, 2020

Pittsburgh sanitation workers were sent home with pay after they refused to pick up trash due to unsafe working conditions.

Corporations Are Protecting Their Profits From COVID-19, Not Their Workers

March 20, 2020

Trump is offering big business billions of dollars as the pandemic spreads, and almost nothing for their stranded employees. But real protection for workers has to be much more than a $1000 check.

Is Medicare for All Bad for Union-Negotiated Healthcare?

February 26, 2020

The argument that Medicare for All will hurt workers because it abolishes hard-earned healthcare benefits of unionized workers has repeatedly been used against Sanders and Warren. But does the criticism have any basis?

Sex Workers Are Organizing, and Voters Are With Them

February 10, 2020

Grassroots organizing is giving the movement to decriminalize sex work unexpected traction this election cycle. Focus on specific policies instead of data helped show the real level of support for what’s been called a nationally divisive issue.

200,000 Canadian Teachers Strike to Defend Public Education

January 24, 2020

Ontario teachers have joined the front lines in the worldwide battle against austerity. Public school workers organized rolling strikes against the conservative provincial government’s budget and job cuts.

Toronto Uber Drivers First in Canada to Hold Union Vote

January 17, 2020

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.

Women Outnumber Men in the US Workforce–What Does it Mean?

January 16, 2020

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 Reduced Workweek Increased Productivity by 40%

November 6, 2019

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.

The Autoworker Strike Is Over. Did GM Just Win?

November 4, 2019

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.