Labor/Union Movement

Will the Supreme Court Ignore Pleading Rules in Janus? | On Labor

September 8, 2017

Many Court watchers think it is a foregone conclusion that the Supreme Court will grant the cert petition in Janus v. AFSCME, and then overturn the forty-year old decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education. While I’m not willing to bet against that, it’s worth noting that to reach that result the Court would need

Why All Americans Need Strong Labor Unions

August 30, 2017

This Labor Day, tens of thousands of men and women are rising up in Chicago and cities from coast to coast to demand that everyone in America have the right to organize and join a union. I’m proud to stand with them, because their fight is central to the battle

Bradley Foundation Bankrolls Attacks on Unions – EXPOSEDbyCMD

May 17, 2017

Documents examined by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) expose a national effort by the Milwaukee-based Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation to defund and dismantle unions, the most significant force for higher wages and better working conditions in America. Publicly, the Bradley Foundation spins this agenda as “employee rights.”

In First for DC, Charter School Educators Petition for a Union

March 4, 2017

WASHINGTON— In a historic first for the District of Columbia, a decisive majority of educators at Paul Public Charter School have signed a formal petition asking the school’s governing board to recognize their union. Organizing under the newly formed District of Columbia Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff, educators approached

The Spread of Right to Work

February 9, 2017

<a href=''><img alt='The Spread of Right to Work, 1943-2016 ' src='' style='border: none' /></a> The decline of the American labor movement is—for a number of reasons—a pretty good marker for the broader dismantling of the New Deal and, therefore, for the political roots of inequality in the United States. Union

Worker Centers: Labs of Organizational Innovation

August 17, 2016

Worker Center. The term seems fairly straight-forward: a center for workers. But what does that mean? It could be a location where workers get together for Christmas and other holidays. Or it could be somewhere people go to learn new skills for work. It might even be a place that