On December 6, 1907 the Monongah Mining Disaster in West Virginia killed at least 362 workers but probably over 500. This remains the most deadly mining disaster in American history. Coal mining was a
On December 1, 1868, a young black former Union soldier named John Henry was among a group of convicts sent from Richmond to West Virginia to blast a railroad tunnel, where he would soon die. Everyone
Charlotte Garden on how the Trump NLRB is reinterpreting the First Amendment in whatever way they want to ensure that unions always lose: I often criticize the Trump NLRB for taking too narrow a view
This may be the most relaxed and meditative union in American history. ICYMI: Instructors at YogaWorks locations in NYC have voted successfully to form the first union of yoga instructors in the U.S.
Human parasite Mark Janus is trying to bust unions in fresh ways. Luckily, the Seventh Circuit has rejected this bogus suit. On Tuesday, the Seventh Circuit held that government employees who paid age
I was happy to contribute some quotes for this Claire Fallon piece at Huffington Post on the changing meaning of the term “scab.” When it comes to coping with the degradations of late capi
It’s been remarkable that so many Democratic political candidates are now showing up on picket lines. Even in the golden age of American unionism, it’s not as if Harry Truman and Adlai Ste
In our current public conversation about jobs, too often the media and the public point back to the era of the unionized factory job as the golden age. In one way, it was. The jobs paid well and had g