Jenny Brown

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers had been talking to Walmart, but it’s the first company to sign up before any public protests. Organizers say the now up-and-running Fair Food Program made the difference.

Too Poor for Obamacare

On a brisk December night in New York City, we walked to the Roosevelt Hospital emergency entrance, but my friend couldn’t make himself go in. We walked past the entrance twice.

The year was marked by workers trying new things and setting higher standards, for their employers, their unions, and—in the case of low-wage workers—their pay.

Walmart workers are gearing up for Black Friday with a series of short strikes around the country this week. Many more actions are expected on Black Friday itself.

Several airports now have $15 minimum wages, including Seattle-Tacoma where workers recently won not only $15 an hour, but paid sick days and the right to sue over tip theft.

Machinists at Boeing resoundingly voted down mid-contract concessions yesterday and then booed the union leaders who had pushed the proposal on a shocked membership.

Today the Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether "neutrality agreements" are really just a bribe from the employer, and therefore illegal.

Thirty-one thousand Machinists in Washington state were stunned to learn last week that their union is pushing mid-contract concessions under threat from Boeing to move work out of state.

Lean In or Stand Up?

Sheryl Sandberg urges women to lean in at work, but Newark teachers felt more "leaned on" when Facebook officers came to town with $100 million to push merit pay.

With new organizing choked by the legal system, it's a rare campaign that doesn't first extract a “neutrality agreement” to blunt the boss’s wrath. In November, the Supreme Court will consider whether such agreements are legal.

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