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For posts before June 2012, please follow these links to our archives.

When Unions Passed On Gaining Right to Strike

Marc Kagan The Chief
One New York public employee union —the New York State Nurses Association—is advocating for the abolition of the Taylor Law's no-strike rule. Other unions recognize that labor needs offensive weapons. Yet most are ambivalent or opposed.

Agency Workers Stage Protest Against Labor Board Actions

Hassan A. Kanu Bloomberg Law
The labor board’s current leaders have been described as anti-labor by worker advocates, and accused of working to gut the public’s ability to file unfair labor practice charges by a number of its own staffers.

The Strike at McDonald’s

Eli Day Working In These Times
It's About More Than Fighting Abuse—It’s About Workplace Democracy

Beyond the MOA: PSC’s Path Forward

Lynn Turner and Rosa Squillacote Medium
Our colleagues who support the contract must understand that this is not enough, just as our colleagues who are against the contract must understand that the fight doesn’t stop here; both groups must recognize that we need each other to move forward.

Bernie Sanders Wins Endorsement of Nurses' Union

Alice Miranda Ollstein and Holly Otterbein Politico
Sanders will accept endorsement at a rally in Oakland, Calif. on Friday. "Bernie Sanders is, and has been, leading on Medicare for All through his advocacy and Senate legislation,” says Bonnie Castillo, the executive director of the nurses' union.