Slate Editorial Staff Votes to Unionize with WGA East

March 17, 2017

Slate’s editorial staff joins a labor movement that has proven to be the most effective way for creative professionals to have a seat at the table and build sustainable careers in the billion-dollar digital media industry,” said WGA East executive […]

Labor Notes: How One Union is Advancing Racial Justice

March 16, 2017

“Employers often use race to divide workers against one another,” write Luster Howard, Maricruz Manzanarez, and Seth Newton Patel in Labor Notes. “At University of California campuses and hospitals, we’re seeing the problem get worse […]

H&M Factory in Myanmar Damaged in Violent Labor Dispute

March 7, 2017

The month-old dispute, which also saw managers attacked, highlights the need for Aung San Suu Kyi’s government to enact social and labor reforms, analysts say, while at the same time reassuring investors looking to tap the opening of one of the […]

March on Mississippi at Nissan Plant Draws Thousands

March 5, 2017

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders stood with thousands gathered at a pro-union rally near Nissan Motor Company’s Canton Mississippi plant, congratulating workers for their courage “in standing up for justice.” Sanders told Saturday’s crowd that […]

Graduate Students Vote to Unionize at Yale University

February 24, 2017

Graduate students from a half-dozen departments at Yale University have voted to form unions, setting up negotiations for contracts with the Ivy League school. The National Labor Relations Board administered elections Thursday […]

Macaray: Women as Labor Union Organizers

February 23, 2017

“Historically, the overwhelming majority of union organizers have been males,” writes David Macaray in CounterPunch. “That was true in the pre-Wagner Act era, it was true at the dawn of Feminism’s ‘Second Wave,’ and it’s still true today. […]

Sands Casino Guards Make Union History

February 23, 2017

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s 29-year winning streak in keeping the world’s largest casino empire free of union contracts was halted Wednesday by a bunch of security guards making $13 an hour in Bethlehem. After nearly six years of battling one of the world’s wealthiest men, security officers at Sands Casino […]

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