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 4, 2015 -
Environmentalists are calling for solidarity with U.S. oil refinery workers as they stage the biggest industry work stoppage in 30 years over issues including unsafe staffing, onerous overtime and dangerous conditions.
December 5, 2014 -
This week's nationwide strikes and protests calling for a $15 minimum wage and union rights were the biggest yet -- and they come as the growing movement is making important gains for workers.
November 26, 2014 -
For the third year in a row, employees of the Arkansas-based retail giant are using the biggest shopping day of the year as an opportunity to press their case for higher wages and better working conditions.
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.
November 11, 2014 -
Accusing the hospital industry of meeting the cheapest standards rather than the most protective ones, National Nurses United is holding strikes, pickets, and other protest actions across the South and nation this week to demand better Ebola safeguards for health care workers.
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.