Stories by Jane Slaughter

Jane Slaughter is an editor at Labor Notes, and the author of several books including "Concessions and How To Beat Them," and co-author — with Mike Parker — of "Choosing Sides: Unions and the Team Concept" and "Working Smart: A Union Guide to Participation Programs and Reengineering." Slaughter also edited "A Troublemaker's Handbook 2." subscribe to Jane Slaughter's feed

Posted on: Jan 9, 2013, Source: Labor Notes

Social Security unionists see serious threats to the program coming from the inside.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2012, Source: Labor Notes

Things got dicey in Lansing when protesters took down a tent erected on Capitol grounds by the Koch-funded Americans For Prosperity, as lawmakers passed a law designed to eviscerate union membership rolls.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2012, Source: Labor Notes

Two ballot measures for Californians this fall could shape the state's politics--a millionaire's tax, or a historic attack on unions' ability to influence campaigns.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2012, Source: Labor Notes

In a time when few union members dare strike, three dozen California workers who move goods for Walmart walked off their jobs September 12. Three days later, 30 Illinois warehouse workers walked out too.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2012, Source: Labor Notes

A series of one-day sympathy strikes by Teamsters in five cities helped convince the giant waste-hauler Republic Services to back off a six-week lockout of its workers.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2012, Source: Labor Notes

Workers in the nation’s sprawling distribution network hold enormous potential power.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2012, Source: Labor Notes

Getting out in front of the spreading attacks on workers, Michigan unions plan a constitutional amendment to ban further encroachment on collective bargaining rights.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2010, Source: Labor Notes

Can organized labor out-organize the tea parties?

Posted on: May 14, 2010, Source: Labor Notes

Workers agree to a tentative deal to end a 15-week lockout against the world's 4th-largest mining company.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2009, Source: Labor Notes

Because of domestic issues like health care reform, many unions have remained silent about Afghanistan. That's about to change.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2009, Source: Labor Notes

In the face of a tough economy, many employees are suffering from mistreatment.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2009, Source: Labor Notes

It’s no secret that the union movement is divided on health care reform.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2009, Source: Labor Notes

If the car companies are too big to fail, too poorly run to put right, it’s time to take them over.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2008, Source: Labor Notes

Some conservatives are using inaccurate numbers to pin the blame for Detroit's pain on union workers.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2008, Source: Labor Notes

With U.S. car makers billions of dollars in the red, jobs vanishing and factories closing, the industry's problems may be insurmountable.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2008, Source: Labor Notes

Will Obama's record on economic issues be enough to overcome some union members' race prejudice?

Posted on: Mar 25, 2008, Source: Labor Notes

"This is a terrible menace to rights of free speech and protest, and constitutional rights and freedom of expression."

Posted on: May 16, 2000, Source: Detroit Metro Times

The daughter of radical hippies, Lisa Michaels looks back on growing up in the good fight.