On May 23, 1973, the term “green ban” was first used in an Australian newspaper to discuss the remarkable movement of construction worker unions refusing to build in order to preserve green space.
On May 20, 1926, the Railway Labor Act passed Congress. This pioneering legislation attempted to end strikes on the most important of the American transportation networks and has proven surprisingly s
On May 14, 1889. leading coal workers meet with Kaiser Wilhelm to settle a strike that had brought 100,000 coal workers off the job in Germany’s Ruhr Valley. This was the largest coal strike in Germ
A good deep dive into Starbucks’ unionbusting tactics: Then there were the write-ups. In mid-February, Slopsema, a barista at the Barn, was given a final warning – the last step before being f
For the latest LGM podcast, I interview Nate Holdren of Drake University about his recent book Injury Impoverished: Workplace Accidents, Capitalism, and Law in the Progressive Era. This is a great boo
A classic move in the anti-union playbook is to offer your non-union workers something that you don’t offer your unionized workers, making the bogus lie that a union would stop the company from
There’s a concept pushed in recent years by environmental scholars that what capitalism does is create “cheap nature,” or the push to commodify the natural world in a way that rips t
The Starbucks union drive continues to advance by leaps and bounds, with multiple stores per day voting for a union. One reason is the company’s indifference to the pandemic, which really ticked