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Unions

  1. politics
    Big, Ugly Hero to Workers Spared ExecutionThe National Labor Relations Board says unions can continue to display Scabby the Rat.
  2. 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.
  3. bachelor nation
    Katie Thurston’s Bachelorette Contestants Unionized to Send This Schmuck HomeAnd, my God, it worked.
  4. labor
    Condé Nast Employees Protested Outside Anna Wintour’s HouseThe New Yorker Union members chanted, “Bosses wear Prada, workers get nada.”
  5. 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.
  6. hot pod
    Yes, Spotify Has Made Another Big AcquisitionThe company adds Megaphone, formerly known as Panoply Media, to its empire.
  7. 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.
  8. the coronavirus
    Disney World Is Opening a COVID-19 Testing Center for Park EmployeesActors’ Equity previously filed a grievance with Disney due to its lack of testing for park employees.
  9. disney
    Florida Disney World Is Seriously Going to Reopen This WeekendIn the face of a massive COVID-19 surge in the state, Disney is plowing ahead with its plans.
  10. negotiations
    The WGA Reaches Tentative Deal With Studios, Combats ‘Rollbacks’ for WritersThe three-year agreement includes higher residuals for writers on streaming shows and new paid parental leave program.
  11. the media
    Hearst Loses Big at the National Labor Relations BoardThe media giant waged a hostile anti-union campaign last year.
  12. coronavirus
    Broadway Reaches Emergency Agreement to Pay Workers During Coronavirus ClosureActors, musicians and theater staff are among those to receive several weeks of pay and benefits during the COVID-19 closure.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. unions
    Did Hearst Plan a Social Media Campaign Against Its Union?Union busting comes to Instagram in the form of mysterious “@HearstUndivided” accounts.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.”
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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?
  22. labor
    Barstool Sports Founder Throws Long, Possibly Illegal Twitter TantrumIn an incredibly ill-advised move, Dave Portnoy has threatened to fire any employee who tries to unionize.
  23. 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?
  24. 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.
  25. solidarity forever
    BoJack Horseman’s Animators Have Voted to UnionizeAnimators have been wanting to unionize since season one.
  26. unions
    Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 Campaign Staff Has UnionizedThis is the third campaign staff to unionize so far in the 2020 cycle.
  27. elizabeth warren
    The Labor Movement’s Resurgence in Democratic PoliticsIntelligencer staffers discuss which candidate might win over newly empowered unions in 2020.
  28. 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.
  29. podcasts
    Gimlet Media’s Union Marks a Huge Moment for the Podcast IndustryA month after Spotify acquired the start-up, Gimlet employees are unionizing. Will other podcast companies follow suit?
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. labor
    Acero Charter Schools Takes Legal Action To Stop StrikeAcero Charters Schools Is Taking Legal Action Against Striking Teachers
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. Labor Gets Big Win in Missouri on Right-to-Work LawIn a conservative, Republican-controlled state, voters rejected a law designed to starve unions.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. Supreme Court Topples Precedent to Hobble Public UnionsIn a major blow to labor, public-sector unions will have to represent nonmembers without compensation.
  44. l’amour
    Grimes Defends Boyfriend Elon Musk Against Union-Busting AccusationsAn important relationship milestone.
  45. 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.
  46. California Considers Medical Price ControlsIn an alternative to single payer, a California proposal aims at holding down health care costs.
  47. Unlike New York’s Unions, California’s Are Backing an Insurgent CandidateDianne Feinstein inspires no fear among progressive union activists. Andrew Cuomo does.
  48. 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.”
  49. 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.”
  50. 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.
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