Articles from Working In These Times

Labor Board Says Trump Broke the Law, Orders Him to Negotiate with Las Vegas Union

Whatever happens in the presidential election this week, the Las Vegas-based Culinary Union won’t let up in its campaign against Donald Trump.

The union’s argument against Trump goes deeper than the vague threats, promises and generalities that pass for presidential debate—the argument is about some 500 jobs in downtown Las Vegas, right at the beating heart of the union.

LIUNA’s Rank-and-File is Challenging Union Leadership on Standing Rock—and Beyond

To date, several unions have come out in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline, including the Communications Workers of America (CWA), National Nurses United, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), American Postal Workers Union (APWU) and the 2 million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Zuckerman Thinks He Can Beat Hoffa and Win the Teamsters Election

The struggle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for the White House is crowding out much of the other news of the day, including the battle for the presidency of the 1.3 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

The Case for Supporting the Proposed Chicago Teachers’ Contract from CTU VP Jesse Sharkey

Four years ago, the 25,000 members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) demonstrated with a militant seven-day strike that they could stick together in a tough fight and win.

Since then, union leaders have continued to mobilize members and their allies, which goes a long way to explain the tentative settlement struck between the union and the Board of Education shortly before a midnight strike deadline earlier this month.

Behind the Scenes of the Clinton Campaign’s Decision to Oppose the TPP

How do political leaders decide to take a stance on an issue? Does it come down to principle, a matter of drawing a line that they refuse to cross? Or do they examine pages of data, research and evidence to determine what would best serve the country?

New U.N. Report Shows Just How Awful Globalization and Informal Employment Are for Workers

Freedom of peaceful assembly and association, says a new United Nations report, “are essential to human dignity, economic empowerment, sustainable development and democracy. They are the gateway to all other rights; without them, all other human and civil rights are in jeopardy.” But these rights, says the report, are being jeopardized by the recent dramatic rise in the power of large multinational corporations and their dependence on global supply chains and the growing informal and migrant workforce.

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