Stories by Mischa Gaus

Mischa Gaus is an editor of Labor Notes, the country's largest cross-union magazine writing from a workers' perspective. subscribe to Mischa Gaus's feed

Posted on: May 20, 2012, Source: Labor Notes

When Chicago’s “Mayor 1%” Rahm Emanuel threatened to derail the National Nurses United rally this Friday, NNU didn’t back down.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2012, Source: Labor Notes

The company President Obama called a "model for America" is squeezing its workers, cutting pensions, wages and benefits--but workers are organizing to fight back.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2012, Source: Labor Notes

Social media are presenting new challenges for unions as employers develop policies and discipline employees for their posts on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2010, Source: Labor Notes

Hospitals are strapping on more work, skimping on training and trying to stuff contract concessions through. And the health-care reform bill could make things worse

Posted on: May 18, 2009, Source: Labor Notes

Why not retain workers who know how to manufacture complex machines and make use of exhausted auto factories, rather than letting them crumble?

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: Mar 2, 2009, Source: Labor Notes

Bailed-out banks are replacing whole divisions of local tech workers with contractors on visas.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2009, Source: Labor Notes

A new campaign was launched to make clear to policy-makers that the moment is right to embrace truly universal health care.

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: Jul 23, 2008, Source: Labor Notes

In an era when many unions rely on one-shot strategies, UNITE HERE's Hotel Workers Rising campaign is paying off.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2008, Source: Labor Notes

Workers say they plan to change their low pay, expensive and limited health care, and high turnover.

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.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2007, Source: In These Times

In Chicago, game boosters argue that Olympic construction, tourism and spillover business will bring relief to the city's long-suffering south side. Experience teaches a different lesson.

Posted on: May 22, 2006, Source: In These Times

From college loans to soaring health costs and mortgage payments, twenty-somethings face a life of staring into a deep financial hole.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2004, Source: In These Times

With some victories under their belts, anti-sweatshop activists look to their next battle.