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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»

Nearly 1,000 working people at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City made the hard decision to go on strike on July 1. They’re striking to create a better workplace for everyone working in casinos. After surviving Donald Trump’s bankruptcies, the staff at the casino were dealt a bad deal… Read More»

UPDATE (11/21/16): Unfortunately, on November 16, 2016, Texas federal Judge Samuel Cummings threw out Obama administration rules giving teeth to the legal requirement that companies must report whenever they hire unionbusting consultants. Judge Cummings order finalized an earlier preliminary ruling that temporarily blocked the rules this summer.  His decision accepted the unionbusting… Read More»

At first, companies like Uber were hailed as “disrupters” and “innovators” that would change not only the way we purchase goods and services, but also how we work and earn income. Now, holes are starting to show in the fabric of the “on-demand” economy business model. Until recently, there was… Read More»

The Inadequate Penalties for Labor Law Violations

On September 16, Senator Patty Murray and Congressman Bobby Scott introduced the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy (WAGE) Act – legislation that would ensure that working people can join together without fear of reprisal to win improvements on the job, including higher wages, benefits and better working conditions. This… Read More»

via Jim Ellwanger

College athletes have long been denied a real voice in a multi-billion dollar industry built upon their performance. That’s why it was a potential game-changer when Northwestern University scholarship football players came together to demand a union in 2014. The school’s administration argued that the players were students that had… Read More»

all images via Netflix

The Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” has swept the nation by storm, taking home three Emmys last year and satisfying binge-watchers everywhere. Critics have long praised “OITNB” writers for combining riveting storylines with poignant criticism of the prison industrial complex. The latest season saw the introduction of a… Read More»

via Mark Danielson

It’s no secret that teachers, firefighters and other civil servants are under attack from extremist politicians and the billionaires bankrolling them. And as Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker moves to run for president in 2016, more hardworking women and men are reckoning with the possibility of a national anti-worker agenda. Walker’s… Read More»

The Walmart store in Pico Rivera, California, was home to the first-ever strike by Walmart employees in the United States in 2012. Walmart only gave employees a few hours’ notice before closing the store this week. Photo by Aurelio Jose Barrera, courtesy of OUR Walmart

UPDATE (4/20/2015): Today, members of OUR Walmart have filed a claim with the National Labor Relations Board seeking an injunction to require Walmart to rehire all 2,200 employees laid off last week. The group has also launched a petition to Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, calling on him to transfer all laid… Read More»

Surprise! Jobs With Justice and an extremist anti-union special interest group agree on the impact of “right-to-work” laws. We argue that states don’t benefit from passing these misnamed laws. The National Right to Work Committee (NRTWC) concurs. The group’s spokesman told the Wisconsin State Journal, “We’re not purporting to prove… Read More»