Monthly Archives: September 2016

160923_superstorewalkout

Spoiler Alert: The following post discusses the plot of Superstore season two, episode one. When season one of NBC’s Superstore ended, we were left wondering what would happen to the Cloud 9 store employees’ nascent strike (ICYMI, our recap is here). After corporate directors fire the store’s bumbling, but benevolent… Read More»

160921_justhours

Update (10/21/16): Since we published this post, the Emeryville, California City Council unanimously approved legislation that will require large retail employers to publish work schedules two weeks in advance, pay extra compensation for last-minute schedule changes and provide opportunities for part-time employees to work more hours before hiring another person. This is just… Read More»

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Discount Foundation Legacy Award! The award identifies, supports and celebrates an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and contributed significantly to the workers’ rights movement in the United States and/or globally. In addition to being publicly recognized for their remarkable contributions to the… Read More»

160920_mineworkers

Mine workers rarely make headlines these days.  While the likes of John L. Lewis and Phillip Murray take up prominent space in U.S. folklore and labor history, many are quite comfortable with them and the stories of those miners staying firmly in the past. With the exception of a tragedy, such… Read More»

wellsfargo

Earlier this month Wells Fargo was fined an extraordinary sum because of pervasive fraudulent banking operations. Missing from the headlines is the full backstory of how the bank’s predatory and high-pressure sales tactics came to light. Wells Fargo is finally starting to be held accountable, in part due to pressure from… Read More»

160916_necessarytrouble

Since the façade of economic stability fell in the United States during the 2008 financial crisis, millions of people have taken to the streets. Fed up with government bailouts of those who had caused the crisis, fed up with corporate practices which depleted American cities of well-paying jobs, and fed… Read More»

Photo via Retail Action Project
Photo via Retail Action Project

Last month, the United Food and Commercial Workers union announced that more than 1,000 employees at Zara’s New York City locations voted to join together in union. This news marks the biggest retail organizing victory since 1,200 sales associates at H&M came together to improve their working conditions in 2009.… Read More»

160902_blmroundup

Jobs With Justice hosted a #BlackWorkMatters Twitter Town Hall to spark conversations on the role of race and racism in the workplace and the broader economy throughout the week of Labor Day. We brought together organizers, advocates and thought leaders from across the racial justice, economic justice and labor movements to… Read More»