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.
Later this month, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, the case that will almost surely result in the decimation of public sector union membership in America. It will be an unbridled catastrophe for working people. Which makes it all the propaganda being distributed about the case all the more…
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.
When your bosses tell you unions are good for other industries but not the media, remind them what happened to the people freelancing for the highbrow science magazine Nautilus.
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.
Slate editorial employees voted to unionize on Tuesday after a 10-month battle that saw staffers at the magazine run up against stiff resistance from management.
The narrative casting Jeff Bezos as a transformative media baron reached new heights in 2017. His Washington Post consistently set the political agenda while claiming two straight years of profitability. Bezos himself glowed on the red carpet as an improbable journalism hero when Steven Spielberg’s The Post, a …
Rising inequality. The decline of labor unions. And the Democratic Party’s inability to win elections down south. Are these things somehow.... related. Indeed!
The staff of the Los Angeles Times has overwhelmingly voted to unionize after a months-long campaign that faced intense opposition from both the paper’s management and owners.
Rare is the occasion when a newspaper’s union aligns with much of the family that owns it. But the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette helped build the odd coalition by publishing an editorial on Martin Luther King Day that suggested describing someone as a racist was in fact worse than racism itself.
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…
The media conglomerate tronc has been fighting to bust the union drive at its flagship newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, for months. Meanwhile, tronc chairman Michael Ferro has been writing checks to his own consulting firm and looking at designs for a swanky new office for the newspaper in downtown LA.
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.
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.
It’s a story almost perfectly crafted to drown in the current news stream. A group of North Carolina farmworkers—pickle and cucumber workers mainly comprised of H2-A workers from Mexico, to be specific—have been systematically attacked by the North Carolina General Assembly, which is attempting to stamp out the sole…