Michael Arria covers labor and social movements. Follow him on Twitter: @michaelarria
The Trucking Industry Is a “Sweatshop on Wheels.” Here’s How Kavanaugh Could Make It Worse.
While the nation was focused on Brett Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation process, the Supreme Court began hearing arguments in New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, a major labor case that could impact... MORE
Working · October 10, 2018
The Kavanaugh Debacle Shows How “Never-Trump” Republicans Are Frauds
These Republicans are publicly billing themselves as Trump critics. But when it comes Brett Kavanaugh, they are largely pushing the president's agenda. MORE
Features · October 1, 2018
In Crosshairs of Right-to-Work, Kentucky Bourbon Makers Go On Strike
More than 50 workers in Kentucky are on strike due to a contract dispute with Four Roses, a bourbon maker with a distillery in Lawrenceburg and a bottling plant in Cox's Creek. Workers... MORE
Working · September 20, 2018
Fast Food Restaurant Says Union Employees Can’t Wear “Abolish ICE” Buttons to Work
The Burgerville Workers Union says that the fast-food chain succumbed to right-wing backlash when, earlier this month, it banned its employees from wearing buttons. The ban was enacted after 10 employees were... MORE
Working · September 18, 2018
DC Transit Wanted to Give Special Transport for White Supremacists. This Union Said Hell No.
The Washington, D.C. metro system ditched a potential plan to provide separate trains for white nationalists attending a “Unite the Right” rally in Lafayette Square after its largest union refused... MORE
Working · August 7, 2018
California Says Starbucks Has to Stop Stealing Its Workers’ Wages
California’s Supreme Court has ruled against Starbucks in a wage theft case that could have vast implications throughout the state. The July 26 decision established that employees throughout California should be paid... MORE
Working · July 30, 2018
As the Planet Warms, Can OSHA Protect Workers From Extreme Heat?
On July 17, more than 130 groups and individuals petitioned the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in an attempt to establish a nationwide workplace heat standard. The petition cites data from the Bureau of... MORE
Working · July 23, 2018
Tesla Swears It’s a Fair Employer—Yet It’s Trying to Dodge a Law That Protects Workers
Since 2013, Tesla has fought unfair-labor-practice complaints from the NLRB, insisting it’s not a union buster and that it maintains a safe factory. However, just a week before the company went... MORE
Working · June 15, 2018
Boeing Workers in S.C. Have Finally Unionized. But Trump’s Labor Board Could Kibosh It.
On May 31, technicians at the Boeing factory in North Charleston, South Carolina voted to unionize and join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. However, Boeing has appealed the vote and Donald... MORE
Working · June 11, 2018
Police Union Is Lobbying To Expand Powers To Tase People Who Don’t Pose a Threat
The San Francisco Police Officers Association is aggressively pushing a ballot measure that would allow police to use tasers on members of the public even if they aren't violently resisting. If passed,... MORE
Working · May 17, 2018