Stories by Mark Brenner

Mark Brenner is the Director of Labor Notes. subscribe to Mark Brenner's feed

Posted on: Sep 2, 2013, Source: Labor Notes

Breakup offers the Longshore workers a chance to stand for principles over bureaucratic decorum.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2013, Source: Labor Notes

As the labor movement fractures and atrophies, local workers are experimenting with radical new methods

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

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?

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.

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

Can organized labor out-organize the tea parties?

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.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2009, Source: Labor Notes

Bankers have driven our economy off a cliff. Why hand them the keys again?

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: 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.

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.

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: Nov 10, 2008, Source: Labor Notes

A crisis precipitated by the wealthy, and we're all getting stuck with the tab.

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.