Slate Staffers Ratify First Contract with WGA East

January 16, 2019

The editorial and podcast staff of Slate, the politics and news website, has ratified its first contract with the WGA East. The 51-member Slate staff is the latest of more than a dozen online news sites that have organized under the guild’s umbrella […]

AFL-CIO: Organizing Progress at Media Companies

January 16, 2019

Our latest roundup of worker wins begins with several newsrooms using collective action and includes numerous examples of working people organizing, bargaining and mobilizing for a better life. Onion Creative Staff […]

AFL-CIO: Thousands Rally in D.C. to #StopTheShutdown

January 15, 2019

As the government shutdown became the longest in US history, thousands of working people took to the streets of Washington, D.C., to send a clear message to the president and Congress to stop the shutdown and let federal government […]

Hoenig: Labor in the Age of Trump

January 15, 2019

“Without going into the long history of how the Democratic Party slowly co-opted union leadership (with some exceptions),” writes Myles Hoenig in CounterPunch, “the labor movement is at an existential crossroad. If it stays the course … it will soon die as quickly as President Reagan busted PATCO. […]

House Democrats to Introduce $15 Minimum Wage Bill

January 14, 2019

House Democrats are slated to introduce legislation on Wednesday aimed at gradually raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024. Under the legislation — spearheaded by House Committee on Education and Labor […]

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