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Unions

  1. bessemer
    NLRB Officer Recommends Union Vote Do-over at Amazon Plant in AlabamaThe recommendation will head to the NLRB regional director, who could order a second election based on the finding that Amazon violated labor laws.
  2. politics
    Big, Ugly Hero to Workers Spared ExecutionThe National Labor Relations Board says unions can continue to display Scabby the Rat.
  3. conservatism
    It’s Tough to Prove You’re a ‘True Conservative’ in the Trump EraMany of the old principles of hard-core conservatism are still obligatory for Republicans. And now they have to demonstrate loyalty to Trump, too.
  4. politics
    Biden Instantly Fires Trump-Appointed Anti-Worker AttorneyBrought back to Washington by Trump to defend employers and bust unions, the Reagan attorney who broke the PATCO strike got his own walking papers.
  5. education
    Unfriendly Divisions: Union-Busting and Quakerism Collide at Brooklyn FriendsA liberal Quaker school says that having a union violates its beliefs. That’s news to parents and teachers.
  6. the media
    Hearst Loses Big at the National Labor Relations BoardThe media giant waged a hostile anti-union campaign last year.
  7. vision 2020
    The National Education Association Endorses Joe BidenAmerica’s largest union, which represents more than 3 million educators, voted to back the former vice-president on the eve of the next debate.
  8. just asking questions
    Why Video Game Workers Need a Union: a Q&A with Emma KinemaEmma Kinema of the CWA’s new initiative to organize workers in video games and tech explains why new-economy workers need a union too.
  9. unions
    Did Hearst Plan a Social Media Campaign Against Its Union?Union busting comes to Instagram in the form of mysterious “@HearstUndivided” accounts.
  10. virginia
    What’s the Point of Ralph Northam Anymore?If the knock against Republicans is that they’re racist and hostile to workers’ interests, this Democratic governor isn’t a bold enough contrast.
  11. media
    Employees Say Hearst Is Running a Classic Union-Busting Campaign“They told me, verbatim, that if I didn’t trust them, I didn’t have to work there.”
  12. nikki haley
    Nikki Haley’s Skillful and Opportunistic MAGA Balancing ActOnce again, Nikki Haley has figured out how to keep herself in the news as a potential Trump-Pence successor while declaring her Trumpist loyalties.
  13. vision 2020
    Warren Releases ’Ambitious’ Labor PlanAt a time of cautious optimism for unions in the fight against corporate power and the GOP, Warren and Sanders lead in addressing labor policy.
  14. labor
    Yoga Teachers Are Unionizing to Heal the Wellness IndustryIn a historic first, YogaWorks teachers have come together to demand improved conditions across their entire industry.
  15. labor
    Unions Have Won the War of Ideas. Will That Win Them Power?Unions are in material decline, but ideological ascent. Can newfound popularity with centrist Democrats and voters revive the labor movement?
  16. life in pixels
    Can This Slingshot-Building German Unionize YouTube?An upstart “YouTubers Union” is now allied with Europe’s biggest industrial union. Will YouTube listen?
  17. memes of production
    Walmart Workers Realize Corporate Is Spying on Them, Retaliate With Union MemesA recent firing reminded the Walmart subreddit’s complainers that they can get fired for posts their bosses don’t like.
  18. elizabeth warren
    The Labor Movement’s Resurgence in Democratic PoliticsIntelligencer staffers discuss which candidate might win over newly empowered unions in 2020.
  19. vision 2020
    Labor Unions Aren’t Throwing Their Weight Around in the Democratic PrimariesAfter an unhappy experience in 2016, most unions are reluctant to choose a Democratic candidate early, and are preparing for holy war against Trump.
  20. education
    GOP Lawmakers Learned Nothing From Last Year’s Teacher WalkoutsWest Virginia Republicans are pushing a bill that could spark another walkout, and they aren’t the only state lawmakers mulling retaliatory measures.
  21. government shutdown
    Could a Long-Shot Aviation Strike Be What Finally Ends the Shutdown?It is illegal for federal employees to strike, but aviation labor unions and GOP lawmakers raised the possibility of drastic industry-wide action.
  22. business
    More Tesla Workers Want to Unionize, Despite Elon Musk’s Promises of Free Fro-YoTesla’s Buffalo plant is pushing to organize, though other workers have complained of anti-union coercion and intimidation at the company.
  23. unions
    The Supreme Court Dealt a Blow to Unions, But It Wasn’t a KnockoutDespite the dire outlook after June’s Janus v. AFSCME decision, union membership isn’t dropping as expected.
  24. politics
    The Nation’s First Charter-School Strike Is Over – For NowAcero Schools’ management gave in on some of the educators’ key demands, agreeing to raise pay, reduce class sizes, and set a sanctuary school policy.
  25. labor
    Acero Charter Schools Takes Legal Action To Stop StrikeAcero Charters Schools Is Taking Legal Action Against Striking Teachers
  26. labor
    Inside the First Charter-School Strike: ‘30k Is Not a Livable Wage in Chicago’Following a wave of public educator protests, teachers at Chicago’s Acero Schools charter network are demanding higher pay and smaller class sizes.
  27. 2018 midterms
    California’s Big Election Money Spent on Ballot Initiatives, Not CandidatesWhile key congressional fights rage across the state, what many voters are seeing are ads about dialysis, ambulance services, and rent control.
  28. 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.
  29. Labor Gets Big Win in Missouri on Right-to-Work LawIn a conservative, Republican-controlled state, voters rejected a law designed to starve unions.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. Supreme Court Topples Precedent to Hobble Public UnionsIn a major blow to labor, public-sector unions will have to represent nonmembers without compensation.
  33. 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.
  34. California Considers Medical Price ControlsIn an alternative to single payer, a California proposal aims at holding down health care costs.
  35. Unlike New York’s Unions, California’s Are Backing an Insurgent CandidateDianne Feinstein inspires no fear among progressive union activists. Andrew Cuomo does.
  36. 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.”
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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!
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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?
  48. Scalia-less SCOTUS Gives Surprise Reprieve to Public-Sector UnionsAn anticipated 5-4 decision that would have gutted union membership rolls did not happen. 
  49. Sandoval Declines Supreme Court ConsiderationThat was fast.
  50. early and often
    Key Nevada Union Won’t Endorse Either DemocratThe labor organization is saving its political energy for the general.
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