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Unions

  1. grocery wars
    Whole Foods Employees Want to UnionizeToday, organizers will send out an email to employees at 490 stores encouraging them to join the effort.
  2. criminal justice reform
    The Improbable Story of How the National Prisoner Strike Came TogetherHow did inmates in 17 states manage to coordinate a nationwide protest when they can’t communicate freely? With help from an anarchist labor union.
  3. Labor Gets Big Win in Missouri on Right-to-Work LawIn a conservative, Republican-controlled state, voters rejected a law designed to starve unions.
  4. Labor Fights Back in Missouri With Initiative to Overturn Right-to-Work LawAfter a series of setbacks, including a Supreme Court decision hammering public-sector unions, labor has a chance for a rare win to regain momentum.
  5. The Bill for the Ballot Battle Over California Gas Tax Could Reach $75 MillionOn one side of Prop. 6 is the California GOP, and on the other side unions, construction companies, and local governments.
  6. Supreme Court Topples Precedent to Hobble Public UnionsIn a major blow to labor, public-sector unions will have to represent nonmembers without compensation.
  7. l'amour
    Grimes Defends Boyfriend Elon Musk Against Union-Busting AccusationsAn important relationship milestone.
  8. Every Democrat Should Support Bernie Sanders’s New Labor BillFourteen Democrats have signed onto legislation that will make it easier for workers to form unions — and thus, for their party to win elections.
  9. California Considers Medical Price ControlsIn an alternative to single payer, a California proposal aims at holding down health care costs.
  10. Unlike New York’s Unions, California’s Are Backing an Insurgent CandidateDianne Feinstein inspires no fear among progressive union activists. Andrew Cuomo does.
  11. Cuomo Goes to War With Working Families Party Before Vote to Endorse NixonNixon may get both a general election ballot line and fresh evidence that Cuomo is “Andrew the Bully.”
  12. Inside The Onion, ClickHole, and The A.V. Club’s Vote to Unionize“The more publications we can get unionized right now, the better off the whole industry is going to be.”
  13. Kentucky Teachers Fighting Pension CutsKentucky Republicans are trying to cut teacher pension benefits to fund what’s left. Teachers are fighting this change, and at the moment, winning.
  14. Democrats Paid a Huge Price for Letting Unions DieA new study suggests the Midwest would still be blue if Democrats hadn’t refused to prioritize labor’s needs under Obama, Clinton, and Carter.
  15. Trump’s Labor Board Delivers Big Blow to Fast-Food WorkersThe president’s appointees just made it easier for McDonald’s to underpay its workers and violate their labor rights. Populism!
  16. New Yorkers Poised to Vote Down Constitutional ConventionRecently, it looked like New York might hold its first constitutional convention since 1967. But fears of unintended consequences turned the tide.
  17. Democrats: Canadian Unions Shouldn’t Have to Compete With Cheap American LaborCanada has called for NAFTA to prohibit union-busting laws in American states. Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Sherrod Brown agree.
  18. Trump Squandered His Opportunity With Union VotersAs Trump’s approval rating in the Rust Belt dips, labor leaders work to help Democrats exploit an opening with working-class Trump voters.
  19. the feeding tube
    Boston Teamsters Found Not Guilty in Top Chef Extortion TrialThe defense argued it was legitimate collective bargaining.
  20. Facebook Cafeteria Workers Unionize in Hopes of Improving WagesThe current $18.81 hourly wage isn’t enough to make ends meet in an area where prices are so inflated.
  21. Kentucky Anti-Union Drive a Harbinger of What We Will See in WashingtonIt’s not getting a lot of attention, but an anti-union drive, reflecting a radicalization of the GOP, is likely in Washington, as shown in the states.
  22. inauguration 2017
    Union Representing Rockettes Reportedly Calls Inauguration Boycott ‘Invalid’“Any talk of boycotting this event is invalid.”
  23. inaugeration 2017
    Rockettes Union: Inauguration Boycott ‘Invalid’“Any talk of boycotting this event is invalid.”
  24. Trump Is Shaping Up As a Nightmare for LaborDespite a strong performance among white working-class voters, Trump will very likely tilt labor law and its enforcement strongly toward employers.
  25. The Trumps Are Already Monetizing the PresidencyIvanka leveraged her 60 Minutes appearance to hawk gold bracelets. But far more lucrative opportunities loom on the horizon.
  26. Women Who Are in Unions Are Closer to Equal Pay Than Women Who Aren’tUnion contracts offer more transparency on how wages are set.
  27. Graduate Students Can Form Unions Now. That’s a Big Deal.The move is a boon to a labor movement that desperately needs to make inroads among white-collar workers.
  28. the keyholders will rise
    Zara Workers Are Forming a Union in New York City[Raises fist.]
  29. class warfare
    Activists Have Declared War on Hedge Funds — and They Might Be WinningLarge investors are pulling out money for both political and financial reasons. Does this mark the beginning of a long decline?
  30. Scalia-less SCOTUS Gives Surprise Reprieve to Public-Sector UnionsAn anticipated 5-4 decision that would have gutted union membership rolls did not happen. 
  31. gal pals
    Kim and Amber Are the Best New Power CoupleThey’ve squashed their beef, and are now turning their attention to world domination.
  32. Sandoval Declines Supreme Court ConsiderationThat was fast.
  33. early and often
    Key Nevada Union Won’t Endorse Either DemocratThe labor organization is saving its political energy for the general.
  34. Mike Elk on Trying to Unionize PoliticoUnfortunately, the anti-union forces in the newsroom have tried to make the union drive all about me.”
  35. early and often
    President Obama Takes Swipe at Scott WalkerBeing the focus of Obama’s ire only boosts Walker’s 2016 chances.
  36. The Chain Gang
    McDonald’s Tells the Government It’s Pretty Sure Angry Employees AreA federal agency has ruled the company shares responsibility for labor violations.
  37. The Chain Gang
    McDonald’s Workers Claim They Were Fired for UnionizingAnd for the first time, the NLRB may hold corporate responsible.
  38. The Chain Gang
    Starbucks Still Can’t Fire Unionized Barista Who Cursed Out Co-workersFor the second time, the NLRB rules his actions were protected protests.
  39. the man
    UPS Fires 250 Drivers for ProtestingA 90-minute walk-off cost them all their jobs.
  40. lawsuits
    Rikers Driver Slowdown Made Inmates Miss Chemotherapy, Suit ClaimsAn unintended side effect.
  41. Potential Closings
    BiCE in Midtown May Close Permanently, But Probably NotThe original BiCE opened in Milan, in 1926.
  42. Strikes
    New York’s Fast-Food Workers Resume Citywide StrikesA growing coalition of restaurant workers renew a call for increased wages.
  43. school daze
    School-Bus Drivers to End Strike, Give Up on BloombergThey’ll wait until the mayor’s gone before expecting any change.
  44. airport security
    JFK Workers’ Gift to You: No Holiday StrikeBut no promises for stress-free travel in 2013.
  45. Unions
    Saveur Editor James Oseland’s Husband Cannot Get a Green CardDOMA prevents the federal government from recognizing same-sex unions.
  46. the national interest
    Everybody Misinformed About Right to WorkI’m pretty sure my calm explanation of labor law will make everybody stop being angry about Michigan.
  47. airport security
    Security Guards at JFK Airport to Strike for the HolidaysGreat.
  48. Frank Rich on the National Circus: America’s Real Fiscal CrisisWho’s really hurting workers? The Koch brothers, for starters.
  49. Where's the Cream Filling?
    Hostess Drew on Pension Funds to Cover Operating CostsThough not necessarily illegal, it’s still pretty scummy.
  50. Strikes
    Striking Fast-Food Workers Return to WorkFast-food workers are back at work, but the struggle is not over.
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