David Moberg

Fight for $15 Catches Nation's Attention With Surprise One-Day Strike

Chicago—The movement known as Fight for $15 started in New York City as a surprise one-day strike. The workers’ demands then were simple and bold. They wanted a minimum wage of $15 an hour and the right to organize a union.

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Atlantic City Casino Workers’ Bargaining Is Going Down to the Wire, and a Strike Is Still Possible

Just as the casinos of Atlantic City gear up for a desperately needed big influx of gamblers over the long Fourth of July weekend, thousands of casino workers who are members of UNITE HERE Local 54 may be putting their chips on a red spot marked “strike.”

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After Contract Talks Break Down, Nearly 40,000 Verizon Workers Set to Strike This Wednesday

Leaders of the unions representing nearly 40,000 Verizon telecommunications workers in big cities and small towns from Maine to Virginia announced on Tuesday that their members would be going on strike at 6 a.m. Wednesday without “a major change in direction” in contract talks now underway, according to Communications Workers of America (CWA) president Chris Shelton.

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Would Obama's Supreme Court Nominee Support Workers?

Despite hardline Senate Republican opposition to meeting with, let alone voting on, any potential replacement for recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, on Tuesday, President Obama nominated Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., to fill the vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia after his recent, unexpected death.

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10 Governors Races to Watch in 2014

Scott Walker epitomizes the new wave of Republican governors enacting pitiless austerity measures. He’s gutted government, union rights and any remnants of social democracy in a state that was once moderately progressive.

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A Death Knell for the McJob?

Dawn Moore was on “strike” Thursday. It was more a protest than a conventional attempt to stop all work at her job site, but it still packed a punch.  She took a day off from her work at a McDonald’s in Chicago to join more than 150 protestors who marched from one fast-food or retail store to another in both the downtown “Loop” and several outlying neighborhoods. Chanting “we are the 99%” and carrying a giant Grinch puppet, they were there to demand that employers in those low-wage businesses pay employees $15 an hour and respect their right to organize a union freely.

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Meet Obama's Anti-Labor, Subprime-Lending, Housekeeper-Mistreating Billionaire Nominee for Commerce Secretary

The following was originally published by Democracy Now! View the original transcript on the Democracy Now! website.

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Why the Chicago Teachers Strike Is Really About Better Schools

The following article first appeared at Working In These Times, the labor blog of In These Times magazine. For more news and analysis like this, sign up to receive In These Times' weekly updates.

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Chicago Teachers Weigh Strike Option Over Employer Demands

The following article first appeared at Working In These Times, the labor blog of In These Times magazine. For more news and analysis like this, sign up to receive In These Times' weekly updates.

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Wal-Mart Warehouse Workers Move Ahead in Fight for Justice

The following article first appeared at Working In These Times, the labor blog of In These Times magazine. For more news and analysis like this, sign up to receive In These Timesweekly updates.

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