Richard Yeselson has an excellent rundown on the good, the bad, and the ugly of the labor movement in the aftermath of what was a successful presidential election, if significantly less so downballot.
It is so, so hard to win a union election in this era of employer capture of the National Labor Relations Board and courts. But you have to root for and support all the brave attempts to do so. That
The California ballot measures were incredibly depressing in 2020, as corporate campaigns convinced Californians that corporate domination over their lives was a good idea. That Prop 22 passed is a si
On November 11, 1918, French authorities in Indochina created the first labor code for its rubber plantations there, tying workers to the land in a way that would never have been acceptable in France
Several local labor councils are starting to plan for a general strike if Rochester-Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation, which is the local AFL-CIO labor council, and has spread across the nation ove
This is the grave of John Brophy. Born in 1883 in Lancashire, England, Brophy grew up in the coal mining world. His family emigrated to the United States in 1892 to take up mining in Pennsylvania. The
On October 14, 1840, proceedings began in Commonwealth v. Hunt, a critical early legal case that, two years later, established the right of workers to strike in the United States. Early American law b
On September 30, 1899, Mary “Mother” Jones organized the wives and daughters of striking coal miners in Arnot, Pennsylvania to descend on the mine and intimidate the scabs working there. T