Jenny Brown

Overtime laws only get enforced if workers get organized to do so, and many workers are doing just that, beating back employer demands for longer days.

A major climate change march in New York September 21 may be a tipping point for labor movement participation in global warming activism.

Tricky bosses, faked timecards, excruciating hours, dangerous scrapes… Sounds like fodder for a television show, perhaps “America’s Next Worst Job.” But workers say these are the conditions in reality TV itself.

Steelworkers are holding the line against two-tier wages and pensions at a can plant in Toronto—ruining the plans of their employer, manufacturing giant Crown Holdings.

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.