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Mark Brenner is the Director of Labor Notes.
Chicago Teachers Union Plans a Major Strike
Posted on: Mar 29, 2016, Source: Labor Notes
CTU won’t be alone on the picket lines. Dozens of community groups and at least eight unions have signed on to join the day of action.
Longshore Workers Union Quits the AFL-CIO
Posted on: Sep 2, 2013, Source: Labor Notes
Breakup offers the Longshore workers a chance to stand for principles over bureaucratic decorum.
Workers Are Taking Back Control of Their Unions from Stale Leadership
Posted on: Jun 12, 2013, Source: Labor Notes
As the labor movement fractures and atrophies, local workers are experimenting with radical new methods
Why We Desperately Need to Revitalize the Labor Movement and Take Power Back from Corporations
Posted on: Jul 1, 2012, Source: Labor Notes
Are we at a tipping point, where unions are no longer able to play their historical role of creating a shared working-class common sense?
New York Nurses Take Back Their Union, Push for Safe Staffing
Posted on: May 20, 2012, Source: Labor Notes
The ability of NYSNA nurses to chart their own course, ensuring patient care and bedside nursing are priorities, is a reminder that unions can change based on member involvement.
American Workers Versus the Tea Parties
Posted on: Sep 30, 2010, Source: Labor Notes
Can organized labor out-organize the tea parties?
Will Your Pension Be Wall Street's Next Casualty?
Posted on: Oct 27, 2009, Source: Labor Notes
For years corporations have been trying to choke the life out of traditional pensions ... and they may get their wish.
Too Big to Fail? Take it Over.
Posted on: Apr 8, 2009, Source: Labor Notes
Bankers have driven our economy off a cliff. Why hand them the keys again?
Bankruptcy Would Be Tinkering Around the Edges of Detroit's Problems
Posted on: Mar 31, 2009, Source: Labor Notes
If the car companies are too big to fail, too poorly run to put right, itâ€™s time to take them over.
Service Employees Vote to Split United Healthcare Workers-West, Members Call for Disaffiliation
Posted on: Jan 14, 2009, Source: Labor Notes
The move would create a single local union for all of SEIU's nursing home and home-care workers in California.
Faced with Economic Crunch and Management Squeeze, Unions Fight Back
Posted on: Dec 27, 2008, Source: Labor Notes
As companies scramble to shore up profits, many are turning to a well-rehearsed script: ask union workers for concessions.
Slashing Wages Will Hurt Workers, But It Won't Save the Big Three
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.
End of the Road: Is the Auto Industry Dead?
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.
A Financial Meltdown 30 Years in the Making
Posted on: Nov 10, 2008, Source: Labor Notes
A crisis precipitated by the wealthy, and we're all getting stuck with the tab.
Divide and Conquer: Unions Facing Tough Times
Posted on: Jan 15, 2008, Source: Labor Notes
In recent years, working people have made huge givebacks under the gun of employers, courts, and (yes, even) union officials.
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