February 13, 2015 -
Thousands of U.S. oil refinery workers are on strike over health and safety. They cite outsourcing, short staffing, and forced overtime that produces dangerous fatigue -- in a job where mistakes can be fatal.
February 2, 2015 -
There's a connection between the way restaurant servers are paid and the high rate of sexual harassment they experience.
January 28, 2015 -
As the cries of "what part of illegal don't you understand" escalate, Aviva Chomsky reminds us that the concept of illegal immigration only came into existence 50 years ago.
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.
December 2, 2014 -
Edward Baptist's rigorously researched book interweaves economic analysis of the slave trade and the production that came from it with heartbreaking stories of the lives and suffering of the people who were enslaved.
November 13, 2014 -
Joe Burns' latest book examines the wave of wildcat strikes that swept the U.S. during the 1960s and '70s -- involving unlikely actors like sanitation workers in Memphis, police in New Orleans, and teachers in Florida -- and how they reshaped the labor movement.
October 8, 2014 -
As labor experiments with alternative forms of organizing such as worker centers and minority strikes, a new book explores such participatory worker organizing and promotes it as the best way to solve the labor movement's deep-seated problems.