Articles by Labor Notes

Hostess workers take on private equity pirates

December 18, 2012 - Managers bankrupted Irving, Texas-based Hostess and then -- when bakery workers struck, refusing another round of concessions -- blamed the workers for the company's decision to liquidate. What can workers do when a private-equity firm is driving a company into the ground?

VOICES: The labor law reform we need

July 13, 2012 - History shows that union membership has grown when labor has been on the offensive fighting for all workers. That's why SEIU organizer Rand Wilson argues that the movement's next fight should be for state laws requiring "just cause" before a worker is fired.

In Alabama poultry workers victory, a vote to stick together

June 28, 2012 - In the biggest union victory in right-to-work Alabama in a decade, 1,200 Pilgrim's Pride poultry plant workers in the small town of Russellville rejected management's efforts to divide them along racial and ethnic lines and voted to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.