Grad student workers at fancy universities across America have unionized in recent years, primarily because they are smart enough to realize how they are being exploited. Today, at the University of Chicago, the situation for all grad student unions in America got much more grim.
At an internal town hall meeting with CNN employees today, CNN boss Jeff Zucker was asked his opinion on the possibility of his employees unionizing. His answer may surprise you, or not!
When the government won’t do the work of improving basic rights for everyone, who will? A union can. As long as you unionize the whole damn sector. Example one: Germany.
Every single action that the Trump administration has taken with regard to workers’ rights has been uniformly bad. With one exception.
Because they are overworked and underpaid, the graduate student workers at Columbia University—like many others across America—formed a union. Today, Columbia University formally told them to go straight to hell.
Rising inequality. The decline of labor unions. And the Democratic Party’s inability to win elections down south. Are these things somehow.... related. Indeed!
Outside a squat, one-story building on Chicago Avenue on the south side of Minneapolis, Alexis Collins, a 20-year-old Taco Bell employee, stands holding her baby, both of them bundled up against the piercing Minnesota wind. On the wall behind her, stretching all the way up to the roof, is a multicolor mural of a woman…
Last week, BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti held an off-the-record company meeting, parts of which were tweeted by the company’s media reporter, Steven Perlberg.
A few hours after the Republican tax plan cleared its final vote, AT&T announced it would be giving 200,000 of its workers a $1,000 bonus.
Workers at the Los Angeles Times want to unionize. The newspaper’s bosses, however, do not want that to happen. Gee, wonder why!
The conversation that takes place around unions is often too political. Too ideological, too abstract. This is personal. Take it personally.
The labor share of our nation’s income—that is, the portion of all the income paid to workers, rather than, say, investors—is scraping all-time lows. Do you feel like the American dream is a little hollow these days? Yes, exactly.
Around the time of Trump’s inauguration, when America’s maximum diffuse liberal rage was seeking an outlet, there was discussion of a general strike. Then, it was an implausible fantasy. Now? Let’s have a serious talk.
The Trump administration is sure to be hell for working people, but so far the actual Labor Secretary has been relatively quiet on the specifics. Today we have a new item to add to his list of Ways to Egregiously Stomp on The Poor: fucking with worker centers.
Right now, Donald Trump is in China hamming it up with the country’s authoritarian leader, President Xi Jinping, if you couldn’t tell by his new very low-res Twitter banner:
You are labor. I am labor. Everyone who works for a living is labor. So why are we getting our asses kicked?
At Northeastern University in Boston, more than 300 unionized low-wage workers are set to go on strike this Wednesday if they don’t reach an agreement with the school. Also scheduled to appear at Northeastern University this week: Bill and Chelsea Clinton. Will the Clintons cross a picket line?
There’s a big, early-season storm blowing itself out in the Gulf of Mexico...There are over 700 known dead so far...That’s nature. Is it God? Most of the dead are the street poor who have nowhere to go and who don’t hear the warnings until it’s too late for their feet to take them to safety. Where’s safety for them…
Like thousands of their peers across America, University of Chicago grad student workers are considering forming a union. Would a fine institution like the University of Chicago stoop to spreading embarrassingly transparent anti-union lies? But of course.