unions

labor

Yoga Instructors Are the Latest Gig Workers to Unionize

A union drive at one of the nation’s largest yoga chains is the latest sign that the gig economy is fertile ground for organized labor.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
3 days ago
labor

A Major Labor Union Just Endorsed Bernie Sanders

United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) credits Sanders for joining their picket line earlier this year when it led the first major manufacturing strike of the Trump presidency.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
8.26.19
labor

Bernie Sanders Just Released a Plan to Double Union Membership in His First Term

The Vermont senator published a “Workplace Democracy” plan on Monday, which outlined his vision for rebuilding the organized labor movement in the United States.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
8.21.19
Coal

Bernie Sanders Sent a Bunch of Pizzas to the Coal Miners Blocking a Train in Kentucky

They're protesting about millions’ worth of unpaid wages from their former employer, Blackjewel.
Alex Lubben
8.19.19
labor

Workers Seize the Shipyard That Built the Titanic, Plan to Make Renewable Energy There

The closure of the last shipyard in Belfast would end centuries of ship building in the city. A group of workers are demanding the U.K. nationalize the yards.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
8.14.19
amazon

Amazon Says Prime Day Is Exploited by Unions

An Amazon spokesperson said in an email to Motherboard that Prime Day is unfairly exploited by “critics” and “unions.”
Caroline Haskins
7.15.19
Weed

Nevada Is the First State to Ban Employer Drug Tests for Weed

It's the first step towards protecting people who are using a legal drug.
Harry Cheadle
6.12.19
money-inequality

Burnout Is Real, and the Solution Is Radically Changing How We Work

"It should not be necessary for all of us to work our asses off."
Mike Pearl
5.30.19
labor

Google Workers Sit-In to Protest Alleged Retaliation Against Women Who Report Sexual Harassment

The organizers say they've been retaliated against, six months after a massive, worldwide walkout.
Caroline Haskins
5.1.19
labor

Months After Workers Unionize, Mighty Good Coffee Will Close Its Cafes

The company said the cafes will close due to "personal family issues," but its non-union roastery remains open.
Tom Perkins
4.22.19
politics

Sex Work Is Work—And Its Laborers Are Officially Unionizing

In the UK, sex workers are joining with trade unions to demand better collective conditions for their industry.
Jake Hall
4.17.19
teacher strikes

How “illegal” teacher strikes rescued the American labor movement

Organized labor in the U.S. is having a moment thanks to public school teachers.
Rex Santus
3.29.19
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