Janus Decision Put Off Until This Week

June 22, 2018

A long-awaited US Supreme Court ruling on public employee unions will wait a while longer. The court issued opinions in four more cases Friday, but Janus vs. AFSCME was not among them. The next day the court is expected to issue opinions is Monday. Barring extraordinary circumstances, the court is expected […]

Bloomberg: Unions Did Great Things for the Working Class

June 18, 2018

Politically and economically, unions are sort of an odd duck. They aren’t part of the apparatus of the state, yet they depend crucially on state protections in order to wield their power. They’re stakeholders in corporations, but often have […]

UAW’s New Leader Faces Contract Talks, Federal Probe

June 13, 2018

United Auto Workers officials gathered in Detroit were expected to elect Gary Jones, director of the union’s Region 5 covering 17 western and southwestern states, to a four-year term as the union’s next president. Jones will lead the historic union […]

Put the ‘You’ in Union

June 12, 2018

What was your last interaction with the Editors Guild? If your answer is “paying my dues” or “attending orientation,” this article is for you. Actually, it’s not; it’s for every member. But if those were your answers, I implore you to read on. […]

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