A flotilla of nine fishing boats—their passengers wielding picket signs instead of fishing poles—blocked the grain ship Mary H from docking in Kalama, Washington.
Affiliation between the American Federation of Teachers and the National Federation of Nurses provides much-needed stability for the NFN—and raises questions about its ambitions.
Last week I was on Fox News to talk about the conflict between New York City and its school bus drivers and aides.
Protesters tried to stop the unloading of a ship carrying garments from Bangladesh, where a recent factory fire killed 112 workers.
I was on Fox News last night debating Vinny Vernuccio from the Mackinac Center about the passage of “right-to-work” in the labor movement’s backyard.
Update! Thursday, Sept. 30
Larry Hanley was elected president today of the 190,000-member Amalgamated Transit Union, which organizes bus drivers in cities across the U.S. and Canada, by delegates to the ATU Convention. Hanley helped found the Keep America Moving coalition to build support for mass transit. Labor Notes' Mark Brenner interviewed him this month about how he would run the ATU differently and organize transit workers together with community members.