Billionaires: they’re just like us! At least, that’s what the New York Times wants you to believe. After publishing a highly sympathetic profile of beleaguered Tesla CEO Elon Musk last week, one of the authors of that piece, David Gelles, has now written a behind-the-scenes look at his interview with Musk. The new…
After negotiating with the management of its parent company Group Nine Media on a contract for over a year, the staff of the culinary and travel site Thrillist has gone on a work stoppage.
Some of the primary results tonight were pretty disappointing, but Missouri voters came through on Prop A, decimating their state’s proposed anti-union right-to-work law by a huge 20 point margin.
Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin and a very sleepy-looking man, is running for a third term in November after spending his first eight years in office fucking over public workers by eliminating their collective bargaining rights, gutting education spending, and signing fat giveaways to corporations.
Mark Janus, an employee of the state of Illinois, agreed to be the plaintiff in a lawsuit funded by right wing business interests designed to destroy public unions. Now he’s getting his payoff.
Anonymous Twitter user @FellyThelly blew up their (apparent) employer’s spot the other day when they posted photos of anti-union training materials from Office Depot. Later, they acquired the entire manual from another employee, titled, “Labor Relations Training for Office Depot Supervisors and Managers.” The user…
PITTSBURGH—There is nothing radical about room 301 of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. It’s the kind of B-grade utility room usually reserved for capitalism’s dullest rituals: trade show breakout meetings, employee trainings, and low-budget corporate banquets. But last Saturday night, it was filled with 100 of…
Following substantial layoffs and anti-union sermonizing from the CEO, the newsroom staff at Buzzfeed’s UK office has voted overwhelmingly against unionizing with the National Union of Journalists.
The Republican Party, acting on behalf of business interests, wants to smash the institution of organized labor in America, because doing so will allow rich people to make more money. We are living in dark, dark times for unions. A brief survey of the threats:
The United States of America—known everywhere as The Greatest Country in the World—ranks near the bottom of developed nations on measures of income inequality and government support for working people. Fortunately there is a solution that everyone knows will work.
If you can’t work up any outrage at being ripped off by the richest man in America, how do you ever expect to win anything?
Our nation’s teachers unions have had a whiplash of a year, from the statewide teachers’ strikes that have swept the country to last week’s Supreme Court ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME case that could severely hurt their membership. America’s most powerful teachers’ union leader says there is much, much more to come.
Editorial staffers at Slate escalated their unionization battle with their company’s corporate bosses on Friday, accusing them of resorting to familiar anti-union tactics in their contract negotiations.
The Supreme Court dealt a devastating blow to public sector unions on Wednesday, ruling that non-union members are exempt from paying what’s known as “fair share” dues despite their presumed benefit from the union’s collective bargaining on their behalf. In doing so, the court has helped fulfill a long-running…
On Thursday, about 400 staffers at the Washington Post signed an open letter to their newspaper’s owner, Jeff Bezos, politely suggesting that he’s being a cheapskate in their union’s ongoing contract negotiations. From the letter:
Editorial staffers at The New Yorker and Fast Company are organizing, asking management to voluntarily recognize their respective unions in letters made public today.
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that employers can limit class action lawsuits by their employees and instead force them to address grievances through individual arbitration. The ruling could also mean that employers can force employees to sign away their rights to file class action suits just to get a job.
One of the biggest problems Americans face is the increasing control that employers have over their jobs and their lives. Much of this can be attributed to the decades-long decline in union membership, driven in part by conservatives passing so-called “Right to Work” laws across the country. On Wednesday, Bernie…