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.
September 5, 2014 -
In the seventh nationwide day of protest organized over the past two years, 500 fast-food employees and allies were arrested on Sept. 4 as part of the movement to increase the workers' hourly minimum wage to $15 and to secure union organizing rights.
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.
May 15, 2014 -
I'm 40 years old and work at a McDonald's in Alabama, making the bare minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. It's nearly impossible to support my family on that wage, which is why I'm joining the May 15 fast-food workers strike.
September 9, 2013 -
They didn't strike this time, but last week Walmart workers and their allies marched, rallied, danced, blew horns, and took arrests in a coordinated day of action protesting the company's recent crackdown on worker activists.
August 30, 2013 -
Fast food workers in cities across the South and elsewhere in the U.S. went on strike this week as part of a campaign to raise wages. We take a by-the-numbers look at why they're taking action.