Shaun Richman is a former organizing director for the American Federation of Teachers. His Twitter handle is @Ess_Dog.
Nonunion Workers Can Save Unions. We Just Need to Reimagine How We Collect Dues.
The case for voluntary payroll deductions to donate to unions. MORE
Features · July 20, 2018
The West Virginia Teachers’ Strike Has Activists Asking: Should We Revive the Wildcat?
The stunning success of the recent statewide West Virginia teachers’ strike makes it one of the most inspiring worker protests of the Trump era. The walkout over rising health insurance costs and... MORE
Working · March 13, 2018
Here’s How a Supreme Court Decision To Gut Public Sector Unions Could Backfire on the Right
Janus v. AFSCME, which begins oral arguments on February 26, is the culmination of a years-long right-wing plot to financially devastate public-sector unions. And a Supreme Court ruling against AFSCME would indeed have that... MORE
Working · February 8, 2018
Republicans Are Taking Voter Suppression to the Workplace
A Republican party that survives through voter suppression may be replicating its model in the workplace. In December, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) invited public commentary on a possible revocation... MORE
Working · January 16, 2018
Biggest Labor Stories of 2017: The Attacks From Above and the Fight From Below
The first year of any Republican presidential administration is sure to bring new attacks on unions and their allies. This year has seen plenty of anti-labor offensives, as well as inspiring fights and... MORE
Working · December 18, 2017
How Bosses Use “Open Shop” Campaigns to Crush Unions
U.S. employers have never been particularly accepting of unions. Yes, there were a few decades after World War II when most employers engaged in a largely stable pattern of collective bargaining that... MORE
Working · December 5, 2017
The Untold Story of How Immigrants Turned the Wobblies into a Global Force
Declaring, “an injury to one is an injury to all,” the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) upended and forever changed the labor movement a little over a century ago. The... MORE
Working · November 8, 2017
SCOTUS Is on the Verge of Decimating Public-Sector Unions—But Workers Can Still Fight Back
On Thursday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Janus vs. AFSCME, the case that will likely turn the entire public sector labor movement into a “right-to-work” zone. Like a lazy Hollywood... MORE
Working · September 28, 2017
The Right Wing Has a Vast, Secret Plot to Destroy Unions for Good. Here’s How to Fight Back.
The vast right-wing network of Koch brother-funded “think tanks” is now plotting to finish off the public sector labor movement once and for all. In a series of fundraising documents obtained... MORE
Working · September 15, 2017
A New Bill of Rights for Workers: 10 Demands the Labor Movement Can Fight for and Win
Now is the time for unions to rewrite the rules. MORE
Features · September 1, 2017