Teachers Union Absorbs Rump Nurses Group
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.
Video: Bus Strike Reveals 'Free Market' Fakery
Last week I was on Fox News to talk about the conflict between New York City and its school bus drivers and aides.
Labor Notes' Mark Brenner Breaks Down New York School Bus Strike on Fox News
Port Protesters Target Walmart Cargo from Bangladesh
Protesters tried to stop the unloading of a ship carrying garments from Bangladesh, where a recent factory fire killed 112 workers.
VIDEO DEBATE: Right to Work
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.
Remembering Legendary Troublemaker Jerry Tucker
We learned with sadness that Jerry Tucker died this morning. We will be posting a fuller remembrance in the coming days, but wanted to share the following video from the 2012 Labor Notes conference. Jerry received a Troublemaker's Award for his lifetime of rabble-rousing, and below is what we wrote in the program book to honor his many achievements, together with his video acceptance.
New York Bakery Workers Fight Closure, Occupy Store
Workers at the New York City bakery Hot and Crusty got a jump start on Labor Day this year, storming one of the chain’s Manhattan locations this afternoon—and refusing to leave.
The occupation came 11 days after owners announced they were closing the 63rd Street store. Workers condemned the closure as retaliation for union organizing.
On May 23 a majority of the workers voted to form an independent union, the Hot and Crusty Workers Association.