Recessions are bad for labor movements ... except when they're not

Jul 31, 2020
What the history of union movements can teach us about worker power during the pandemic.
Women strikers on a New York City picket line during the Uprising of the 20,000, a garment workers strike of 1909 and 1910.
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Home child care workers unionize in California

Jul 29, 2020
Workers hope to strengthen an industry that has become even more precarious.
Child care workers are some of the lowest paid in the country.
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Labor unions face increasing challenges in 2020

Jan 3, 2020
The Trump administration wants to make organizing more difficult.
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Airline catering staff are protesting around the country

Nov 26, 2019
They are asking for higher wages and cheaper health care during contract negotiations.
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More and more workers are taking advantage of informal activism

Nov 8, 2019
What's happening at WeWork is the latest example of informal organizing by workers.
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LA teachers are striking against the school district, but it is the state that controls the purse strings

Jan 14, 2019
California is unusual in that the bulk of education funding comes from the state budget
Thousands of teachers march in the rain through Los Angeles on Monday, on the first day of the first teachers strike in 30 years targeting the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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Is the IRS prepared for tax filing season?

Nov 5, 2018
The union that represents IRS workers says agency may not be ready for the new tax law.
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After Janus, a battle for union members' wallets

Sep 13, 2018
Public-sector unions can't collect fees from nonunion members anymore. Now anti-union groups are campaigning to get union members to quit.
Members of the Service Employees International Union hold a rally in support of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees at the Richard J. Daley Center on Feb. 26 in Chicago.
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Steel workers press steelmakers on wages and health care costs, with a strike authorization vote

Sep 11, 2018
The vote comes as U.S. Steel and ArcelorMittal are in union contract negotiations.
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Why unions are spending millions to fight Missouri’s proposed right-to-work law

Aug 7, 2018
If passed by voters Tuesday, it would change the way unions collect money from members.
The AFL-CIO signage on the building at the intersection of 16th Street NW and Eye Street, just two blocks north of the White House, is 2005 in Washington, D.C.
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