March 7, 2018 -
The Court's ruling in the Janus case could financially hurt public-sector unions, but it could also lead to broader First Amendment rights for those unions in the South and across the country.
August 31, 2015 -
Longshore Local 1422 is spearheading "Days of Grace" Sept. 5 and 6, with a march in downtown Charleston, South Carolina and a strategy conference. Themes include policing, wages, union rights, voting rights and Medicaid.
December 18, 2014 -
A Tennessee Volkswagen plant that was the site of a fierce union battle has adopted a new policy for recognizing employee organizations -- and it looks suspiciously like something anti-union forces have been angling for.
June 19, 2014 -
As politicians try to turn back the clock 50 years by restricting the bargaining rights of public workers, unions should also look back -- to the great public employee strike upsurge of the 1960s.
January 9, 2014 -
To address the lack of representational equity for workers in the U.S. political system, some have proposed changing labor laws to allow employees at a particular workplace to form "political unions." But would that just replace hard-won gains in collective bargaining with a toothless form of worker activism?
September 11, 2013 -
The labor movement needs to build power in the South by undertaking an effort like the historic Southern organizing drive the CIO launched in 1946. A union organizer and a student of labor history offer their blueprint for doing just that.
October 15, 2012 -
In the hope that we are seeing a major turning point in the relationship between Wal-Mart and its workforce, it is worth looking back at the company's record to recall just how bad its behavior has been.
August 27, 2012 -
Public employees of the North Carolina city hosting next week's Democratic National Convention protest because they have to work long hours at low pay yet are denied collective bargaining rights.