The opening plenary featured Harvard University scholar Theda Skocpol and journalist and author of Nixonland, Rick Perlstein.

Yesterday I had the honor of kicking off the fourth annual national Labor Research and Action Network (LRAN) conference, hosted by the Kalmanovitz Initiative at Georgetown University. Over 250 labor scholars and practitioners from unions, universities and nonprofits across the country have come together here to share their experiences and… Read More»

Walmart employees picket outside of the Walmart store in Pico Rivera, California. Photo via Flickr.

In a new trend, low-wage employees at some of the most profitable companies are turning to social media to expose rampant abuses and violations of labor law. Walmart associates could see more hours in their future through a new company program called “Access to Open Shifts.” What started as a… Read More»

Anyone who knows the frenzy of March Madness should understand that college sports are big business. Between ticket sales and lucrative licensing deals that allow for televised game coverage and profitable merchandise revenue streams, college sports is a billion-dollar industry. Businesses, of course, have employees. Yet, for far too long,… Read More»

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In Josh Eidelson’s latest Salon story, which highlights Target’s glossy new unionbusting video, we find out that there’s a reason Target and other employers invest in these kinds of tactics: they work. Big time. In 2011, employees at Target’s Valley Stream store on Long Island voted against forming a union… Read More»

The debate on the need for unions, initiated by blogger Evan Soltas’ call to let them die, has gained considerable attention. On the Washington Center for Equitable Growth’s blog, Brad DeLong nicely compiled the back-and-forth – which has grown to include, among others, Kevin Drum, Timothy Noah and Michael Hiltzik.… Read More»

CONTACT: Ori Korin, 202-393-1044 x126 Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reintroduced a proposed rule to ensure a more streamlined and fairer union election process for workers. In response, Jobs With Justice Executive Director Sarita Gupta issued the following statement: “We applaud the Board’s decision… Read More»

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When workers want to vote on whether to form a union, they should have a fair chance to do so. The Problem: Currently when employees decide to hold an election on whether to form a union, they encounter significant uncertainty and obstacles that make the process unfair. After workers petition… Read More»

CONTACT: Ori Korin 202-393-1044 x126 Washington, D.C. – Following today’s announcement that Representative George Miller (D-Calif.) will retire from Congress at the end of this year, Jobs With Justice Executive Director Sarita Gupta issued this statement: “Over the last four decades, George Miller has made a career of fighting… Read More»

Thanks to new legislation taking effect this year, an estimated 2.5 million minimum wage workers in at least 13 states will receive much-needed pay increases in 2014. As wealth inequality continues to grow, these latest pay increases are a step in the right direction. In New York, the minimum wage… Read More»

We believe workers should be able to freely exercise their rights to organize and collectively bargain in order to improve their lives. We believe workers should be able to freely exercise their rights to organize and collectively bargain in order to improve their lives. But state laws and the National… Read More»