12 From ’20

Head of Top U.S. Federal Union Resigns Amid Harassment Claims

Tesla Sent Incomplete Injury Reports, California Regulator Says

Now Is the Best and Worst Time for Workers to Go on Strike

Amazon Warehouse Warned Staff Not to Touch Shipments for 24 Hours

Government Staff Say They’re Forced to Come In for No Reason

UFC Wants You to Watch Brawls, Not Its $5 Billion Lawsuit

How the American Worker Got Fleeced

Trump Promised a Coal Comeback But America’s Miners Need an Energy Revolution

It’s Now Even Easier to Fire U.S. Workers for What They Say

Covid Gag Rules at U.S. Companies Are Putting Everyone at Risk

For Teachers Unions, Classroom Reopenings Are the Biggest Test Yet

Election Day Gave Uber and Lyft a Whole New Road Map


12 FROM ’19

Uber Has Bigger Problems to Worry About Than the Shutdown

Google Urged the U.S. to Limit Protection For Activist Workers

Tesla Staff’s Lost Workdays Triple on Factory Injuries, Illness

Meet Aimee. She’s Trans and Got Fired Because of It

Millions of Facebook Records Found on Amazon Cloud Servers

Google Staff Petition SF Pride to Exclude Company From Event

Teamsters Union Splits From Uber and Lyft on California Worker Rights Law

Connecticut’s Rest-Stop McDonald’s Are New ‘Fight for $15’ Target

Uber Argues Driver Names Are ‘Closely Guarded Trade Secrets’

President of Major U.S. Union Accused of Sexual Harassment

Harassment, Culture of Fear Flourished at Federal Workers Union, Staff Say

McDonald’s Wins High-Stakes Labor Battle With Help From White House

12 From ’18

Here are a dozen favorite things I got to write in 2018:

Au Pair Class Action Could Upend Decades-Old Program

West Virginia Teachers Didn’t Want to Strike. Now They Won’t Stop

Trump Labor Board Scrambles to Avoid Pro-Worker Ruling, Lawyers Claim

The Newest Weapons Against Unions Are Employees

Tesla Workers Claim Racial Bias and Abuse at Electric Car Factory

These U.S. Workers Are Being Paid Like It’s the 1980s

Prime Day – Ramadan Conflict Spurs Rare Amazon Worker Agitation

How Tesla’s Model 3 Became Elon Musk’s Version of Hell

Inside Google’s Shadow Workforce

Gig Firms Ask California Dems to Rescue Them From Court Ruling

Microsoft Bug Testers Unionized. Then They Were Dismissed

Tesla HR Chief Suggested Promoting UAW Advocates to Safety Jobs

12 From ’17

Here are a dozen favorite things I got to write in 2017:

It’s a New Game For Uber Drivers If New York Passes This Law

Boeing Floods Airwaves in South Carolina Union Grudge Match

What to Expect When You’re Expecting Acosta as Labor Secretary

How Republicans Botched Their Drug Test

These Truckers Work Alongside the Coders Trying to Eliminate Their Jobs

Hotel Money is Funding Anti-Airbnb Sting Operations

Union Power is Putting Pressure on Silicon Valley’s Tech Giants

Unions Are Training Hotel Workers to Face Down Immigration Raids

California Helps Workers Sue Their Bosses. New York Has Noticed.

U.S. Labor Leaders Confront Sexual Harassment in Top Ranks

FEMA Staffers Told They Might Be Billed For Working Too Much

Trump’s Stand-In Bureaucrats May Have Overstayed Limits

Happy Holidays!

12 From ’16

Here are a dozen favorite things I wrote this year:

Don’t take my stuff, bro, January 2016

The Walmart case that could expand gay rights at work, February 2016

How Amazon shames warehouse workers for alleged theft, March 2016

How a $15 minimum wage went from fringe to mainstream, March 2016

T-Mobile accused of fighting a real union by creating a fake one, April 2016

Can graduate students unionize? The government can’t decide, May 2016

California’s weird Senate race has Republicans rooting for a Democrat, June 2016

Labor makes Clinton’s case to rust belt whites curious about Trump, July 2016

2016 is the best and worst year to be Jill Stein, August 2016

Black Lives Matter leader says even great people can be part of the problem, August 2016 (cover story)

Uber found an unlikely friend in organized labor, October 2016

How couples do money, December 2016

12 From ’15

Here are a dozen favorite things I wrote this year.

OSHA is still working on silica, September 3, 2015

How Obama hurts Clinton (and helps Sanders) with unions, August 10, 2015

Why unions aren’t uniting behind Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders, August 3, 2015

SEIU’s odd recipe for unionizing fast food, July 2, 2015

The new law that would outlaw LGBT discrimination everywhere, June 25, 2015

The lessons unions learned from the ‘Justice for Janitors’ protests, June 16, 2015

Microsoft’s unionized contract workers get aggressive, April 30, 2015

Conservatives regroup on religious freedom bills, April 14, 2015

Rand Paul’s favorite union-buster, April 3, 2015

Unions try to get between banks and their customers, March 19, 2015

Volkswagen’s sort-of union in Tennessee, February 19, 2015

Walmart may be cheap, but it would rather give up money than power, February 19, 2015

Here are some favorites from 201420132012 and 2011. Thanks for reading! Happy Holidays!

12 From ’14

Here are a dozen favorite things I wrote this year.

FedEx Ground Says Its Drivers Aren’t Employees. The Courts Will Decide, Businessweek, October 2014

OSHA Will Put Workplace Safety Data Online As Nudge to Employers, Bloomberg Businessweek, September 2014

Vermont Quits War on Drugs to Treat Heroin Abuse As Health Issue, Bloomberg Businessweek, August 2014

NFL Commissioner Says He Knows Nothing About Cheerleader Pay, Bloomberg Businessweek, August 6, 2014

A Year After Deadly Bangladesh Factory Disaster, How Much Has Changed?”, Bloomberg Businessweek, August 2014

Terry Richardson and the Nasty Sexual Harassment Loophole, Salon, July 9, 2014

OKCupid’s Gay Rights Stunt Has Its Limits, Salon, April 4, 2014

Why Zionist Leader Mort Klein is Still Fuming at Christie (And Us), Salon, April 4, 2014

Exclusive: Fox and Friends Poster Child Accused of Bullying Employees Over Safety Risks, Salon, March 31, 2014

Exclusive: Target’s Cheesy Anti-Union Propaganda Gets a Modern Makeover, Salon, March 19, 2014

Straight America’s Gay Baggage, Salon, February 10, 2014

“We’re Gonna Lose Everything”: One Family’s Urgent Unemployment Story, Salon, January 27, 2014

Here are some favorites from 20132012 and 2011. Thanks for reading! Happy New Year.

12 from ’13

Here are a dozen of my favorite pieces I wrote this year:

Alt-Labor, The American Prospect, February 2013 issue

Starbucks Tycoon Bullies Baristas, The Nation, February 18 issue

Guest Workers as Bellwether, Dissent, Spring issue

Will Immigration Reform Protect Workers?, Reuters, July 17

How Wal-Mart Keeps Wages Low, The Washington Post, September 12

I worked all week for free?!: The horrifying, true story of $0 paychecks, Salon, September 27

Inside the mind of angry GOP: Rep. John Culberson talks to Salon, Salon, October 2

A Reboot for the AFL-CIO?, The Nation, October 14 issue

Sorry, Frank Bruni: Liz Cheney is no worse than Congress Salon, November 21

Massive Black Friday strike and arrests planned, as workers defy Wal-Mart, Salon, November 29

Biggest ever fast food strike today, Salon, December 5

Exclusive: Chris Hayes attends secret union meeting with unhappy NBC workers, Salon, December 12

Here are some favorites from 2012 and 2011. Thanks for reading. Happy holidays!

Full Archive up to August 2013

How Wal-Mart Keeps Wages Low, The Washington Post, September 12, 2013

AFL-CIO Convention Closes With Obamacare Critique and Call for ‘Bipartisan Political Action’, The Nation, September 12, 2013

US Labor Secretary: ‘The American Workplace Has Evolved’, The Nation, September 11, 2013

AFL-CIO Pledges Prison Reform, Partnerships and Accountable Organizing Plans, The Nation, September 10, 2013

What Counts as a Workers’ Issue?, The Nation, September 9, 2013

Partnerships, Politics and Purpose: Key Questions to Watch at the AFL-CIO Convention, The Nation, September 7, 2013

Walmart Workers Plan ‘Widespread, Massive Strikes and Protests’ for Black Friday 2013, The Nation, September 6, 2013

Protesting Activists’ Firings, Walmart Workers Plan the Biggest Mobilization Since Black Friday, The Nation, September 3, 2013

Fired Walmart Workers Arrested at Rally Announcing Labor Day Deadline, The Nation, August 22, 2013

The AFL-CIO is Exploring New Investments in Alt-Labor and Texas Organizing, The Nation, August 16, 2013

Domestic Worker Labor Leader: Federal Victory is in Sightl, The Nation, August 15, 2013

Fast Food Strikes to Massively Expand: “They’re thinking Much Bigger”, Salon, August 14, 2013

Veto Decision Looms for DC Retail Living Wage Bill, The Nation, August 7, 2013

Fast food strikes intensify in seven cities, Salon, July 29, 2013

In Industry Where Few Workers Are “Employees,” Teamsters Mount Multi-Front Attack, The Nation, July 25, 2013

Warehouse Workers Moving Walmart Baggage Will Strike Today, The Nation, July 24, 2013

“Dizzy and sick”: McDonald’s workers strike after enduring 110 degree heat, Salon, July 19, 2013

Will Immigration Reform Protect Workers?, Reuters, July 17, 2013

Who Should Fund Alt-Labor?, The Nation, July 17, 2013

Non-Union Federally Contracted Workers Will Stage Second Strike Today, The Nation, July 2, 2013

Defending Public Education: An Interview with Karen Lewis of the Chicago Teachers Union, Dissent, Summer 2013 issue

Following Facebook Fortune-Funded Bonus Plan, Newark Union Head Barely Wins Re-Election, The Nation, June 28, 2013

Grayson Announces Bill to Let Workers Personally Sue Bosses Who Retaliate, The Nation, June 25, 2013

Fired Walmart Workers Arrested in Protest at Yahoo Headquarters, The Nation, June 24, 2013

Union President Predicts ’50-50′ Odds for Confirmation Filibuster Reform, The Nation, June 23, 2013

Walmart Fires Eleven Strikers in Alleged Retaliation, The Nation, June 22, 2013

Union Activists Bring ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Message to Google Headquarters, The Nation, June 20, 2013

Whose Walmart?: Workers Crash Walmart’s Party, The Nation, June 17, 2013

Striking Worker and Bangladesh Activist Address Thousands at Walmart Shareholder Meeting, The Nation, June 7, 2013

Walmart Strikers Target Waltons as NOW Calls Out Obamas, The Nation, June 6, 2013

Striking Workers Bring Bangladesh Safety Demand to Walmart Headquarters, The Nation, June 5, 2013

Meet the Billionaires Who Run Walmart, The Nation, June 5, 2013

Fast Food Workers Striking in Seattle, The Nation, May 30, 2013

Walmart Workers Launch First-Ever ‘Prolonged Strikes’ Today, The Nation, May 28, 2013

Campaign Alleges Retaliation Against Strikers in Federal Building, The Nation, May 23, 2013

Hundreds of Non-Union Workers With Taxpayer-Supported Jobs Plan to Strike Today, The Nation, May 21, 2013

84 Percent of NYC Fast Food Workers Report Wage Theft in a New Survey, The Nation, May 16, 2013

Fast Food Strikes Hitting Fifth City: Milwaukee, The Nation, May 15, 2013

Fast Food Strike Wave Spreads to Detroit, The Nation, May 10, 2013

Surprise Fast Food Strike Planned in St. Louis, Salon, May 8, 2013

Inspired by Freedom Riders, Workers Plan Caravans to Walmart Convention, The Nation, May 5, 2013

May Day!, Dissent, May 1, 2013 (co-author)

Guest Workers as Bellwether, Dissent, Spring 2013 issue

Fast Food Walkout Planned in Chicago, Salon, April 23, 2013

Walmart Workers Plan Wednesday Scheduling Showdowns in 150 Stores, The Nation, April 23, 2013

Paul Mason: “The Neoliberal Era is Over”, Dissent (Post and Podcast), April 19, 2013

‘I Jumped to Save My Body’: Walmart Slammed Over Nicaragua Stabbings and Bangladesh Fire, The Nation, April 18, 2013

AFL-CIO’s Non-Union Worker Group Headed Into Workplaces in Fifty States, The Nation, April 17, 2013

Karen Lewis: “We Will Shut Down Your City”, Dissent (Post and Podcast), April 12, 2013

Labor Leader Ai-Jen Poo: We Are All Domestic Workers Now, The Nation, April 5, 2013

Fast food workers plan surprise strike, Salon, April 4, 2013

Striking Guest Workers Will Take McDonald’s Fight Global, The Nation, April 1, 2013

Labor Board Alleges Repeated Retaliation at Walmart’s Top US Warehouse, The Nation, March 20, 2013

As Striking Guest Workers Visit NYC Store, McDonald’s Says It Has Cut Ties to Their Franchisee, The Nation, March 14, 2013

Striking McDonald’s Guest Workers Headed to CEO’s Chicago Home, The Nation, March 13, 2013

McDonald’s Guest Workers Stage a Surprise Strike, The Nation, March 6, 2013

Did the DC Circuit Court Give a Green Light for Union-Busting?, The Nation, March 1, 2013

Don’t Believe Apple, Salon, February 27, 2013

Workers Cleaning Target Stores Threaten to Strike, The Nation, February 22, 2013

Can Labor Be Saved?, The Nation, March 4, 2013 issue (editor and co-author)

Obama’s Top Choice for OMB Led Walmart Foundation’s Targeted Giving, The Nation, February 15, 2013 (with Lee Fang)

“Cruise From Hell”: Don’t Pity Carnival’s Passengers, Salon, February 15, 2013

Alt-Labor, The American Prospect, February 2013 issue

Obama Urges Minimum Wage Increase and First-Ever Indexing, The Nation, February 13, 2013

Starbucks Tycoon Bullies Baristas, The Nation, February 18, 2013 issue

Walmart Workers Are Back on Strike Over a New Wave of Alleged Threats, The Nation, February 7, 2013

Labor Board and Union Reach a Deal for Sixty-Day Moratorium on Walmart Pickets, The Nation, January 31, 2013


Obama to America: Work Harder, Jacobin, January 23, 2013

The President’s Fantasy Cabinet, The American Prospect, January 21, 2013 (co-author)

Big Win for Labor in Chicago, Salon, January 18, 2013

Walmart Cuts Off ‘Brief Courtship’ With Warehouse Worker Group, The Nation, January 17, 2013

Are Walmart’s Jobs for Vets Any Good?, The Nation, January 15, 2013

Is Social Security on the Table?, Salon, January 12, 2013

Congressmen: E-mails Reveal Walmart CEO Was Repeatedly Informed of Bribery Scandal in 2005, The Nation, January 10, 2013

Jack Lew’s Union-Busting Past, Salon, January 9, 2013

Tentative Ruling Allows Walmart to Be Named as Defendant in Wage Theft Class Action, The Nation, January 7, 2013

The Great Walmart Walkout, The Nation, January 7/14, 2013 issue

Labor Groups Pan Walmart Plan to Bring Oversight Approach Used in Bangladesh to the US, The Nation, January 3, 2013

Go Ahead, Complain About Your Job on Facebook, Slate, January 3, 2012

“Elections shouldn’t exist”: The new war on school boards, Salon, December 31, 2012

Review: Restoring the Power of Unions: It Takes a Movement, Working USA: The Journal of Labor & Society, December 2012

Hundreds of Argentina Walmart Employees Went on Strike in Solidarity with US Co-Workers, The Nation, December 21, 2012

Activists Stage ‘Block the Boat’ Protest Against Ship Bearing Walmart Goods From Bangladesh, The Nation, December 18, 2012

Walmart VP: When Workers Ask About Unions, Management Tells Them Benefits ‘Might Go Away’, The Nation, December 17, 2012

Global Day of Action Hits Walmart in 10 Countries, The Nation, December 14, 2012

Walmart Workers Will Rally in Ten Countries Tomorrow, The Nation, December 13, 2012

Koch brothers, Tea Party cash drives Michigan right-to-work bill, Salon, December 11, 2012

Walmart Workers Model “Minority Unionism”, The Nation, December 11, 2012

Documents Undermine Walmart Account on Deadly Bangladesh Fire, The Nation, December 6, 2012

Why Is Walmart at War With the Huffington Post?, The Nation, December 4, 2012

Fast Food Striker Fired – But Not For Long, Salon, December 1, 2012

Guest Workers Who Sparked June Walmart Supplier Walk-out Hail Strike Wave’s Spread, The Nation, November 30, 2012

Warehouse Workers Petition Court to Add Walmart as Defendant in Wage Theft Class Action, The Nation, November 30, 2012

OUR Walmart Organizers Promise Multi-Pronged December, The Nation, November 29, 2012

In Rare Strike, NYC Fast Food Workers Walk Out, Salon, November 29, 2012

Labor Board Deals Blow to Fired Immigrant Strikers in Wisconsin, In These Times, November 28, 2012

Photos Show Walmart Apparel at Site of Deadly Factory Fire in Bangladesh, The Nation, November 26, 2012

With Biggest Strike Against Biggest Employer, Walmart Workers Make History Again, The Nation, November 23, 2012

Black Friday Walmart Strike Live Blog, The Nation, November 23, 2012

Black Friday Strike Will Test the Power of High-Stakes Online Organizing, The Nation, November 21, 2012

Worker Group Alleges Walmart ‘Told Store-Level Management to Threaten Workers’ About Strikes, The Nation, November 20, 2012

Walmart Asks a Judge to Block Historic Strikes, The Nation, November 19, 2012

Walmart Strike Spreads to Texas as Organizers Promise Massive Black Friday Protest, The Nation, November 16, 2012

Walmart Ex-Employee Was Handcuffed in Front of Workers, The Nation, November 15, 2012

When Walmart Workers Strike: What You Need to Know, and What Happens Next, The Nation, November 13, 2012

Labor chief Richard Trumka: “We won’t be taken for granted”, Salon, November 12, 2012

Nurses Beat Back Concessions at Site of Beyoncé Baby Birth, In These Times, November 12, 2012

Attacks on Labor Put Unions on the Defense in Election 2012, The Nation, November 2, 2012

Disaster Capitalism Doesn’t Work, Salon, November 2, 2012

On the Road With Working America, The Nation, October 29, 2012 issue

NLRB Chairman: New Penalties Needed for Union-Busting of Undocumented Workers, In These Times, October 29, 2012

Some Newark Teachers, Inspired by Chicago, Seek to Thwart Concessionary Contract, In These Times, October 26, 2012

Newark Teachers Union Embraces Performance Pay, Wins Peer Review, In These Times, October 22, 2012

Kochs to workers: Vote Mitt or Else, Salon, October 18, 2012

Is Immigrant-Firing Pizza Company Getting Pork?, In These Times, October 18, 2012

Los Angeles Port Truckers Test Out Their Picket Signs, In These Times, October 12, 2012

Walmart’s Black Friday Ultimatum, Salon, October 10, 2012

Walmart Strikes Spread to More States, Salon, October 9, 2012

Walmart workers on strike, Salon, October 4, 2012

Janitors Strike Averted As SEIU and New England Contractors Reach Early Morning Deal, In These Times, October 1, 2012

Rise of the lockout: another sign of labor’s slide, Salon, September 28, 2012

Paid Leave Supporters Charge Subversion of Democracy in Florida Ruling, In These Times, September 24, 2012

Teachers’ strike: Chicago’s just the beginning, Salon, September 17, 2012

Dems on Labor: Warm, But Fuzzy, In These Times, September 10, 2012

DNC Disses Teachers, Salon, September 7, 2012

AFL-CIO Head Meets Palermo’s Pizza CEO But Strike and Boycott Continue, In These Times, September 4, 2012

Scott Walker: Radical Chic, Salon, August 29, 2012

How Houston Janitors Got 25 Cents a Year, In These Times, August 27, 2012

They Want to Run Us to Death”, Salon, August 24, 2012

Walmart, Right-Wing Media Company Hold Star-Studded Benefit Promoting Education Reform Film, In These Times, August 13, 2012

Obama Channels Reagan on Welfare, Jacobin, August 9, 2012

Negotiations Resume As Houston Janitors’ Strike Nears Second Month, In These Times, August 6, 2012

Chick-fil-A: Too “sinful” to fry chicken?, Salon, August 3, 2012

Union: Fair Election Impossible Following Mass Firings by Pizza Company, August 1, 2012

Walmart Punishes its Workers, Salon, July 26, 2012

Paid Sick Leave Fight Escalates in New York, Expands Across the Country, In These Times, July 23, 2012

How Banks and Politicians Let One Company Come Back from the Dead and Keep Abusing Workers, Alternet, July 20, 2012

Bain Outsourcing Victims Ask Romney for Help, Salon, July 19, 2012

Houston Janitors Strike Oil and Bank Buildings, In These Times July 16, 2012

Transit Union Head: Future Depends on Organizing Riders, In These Times, July 9, 2012

Walmart’s Dirty Partners, Salon, July 6, 2012

Can You Be Fired for What You Post on Facebook?, Slate, July 3, 2012

“Parent Trigger”: The Latest Tactic for Fighting Teachers’ Unions, Salon, June 30, 2012

Hunger Strikers Charge Congress with Starving Postal Service, In These Times, June 28, 2012

Are Nurses Headed to War with SEIU?, In These Times, June 19, 2012

Teamsters Punish Lockout With Rolling Sympathy Strikes, In These Times, June 18, 2012

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Larger Than NAFTA?, Salon, June 14, 2012

“No Justice, No Piece”: Pizza Company Accused of Targeting Immigrant Strikers, In These Times, June 13, 2012

Can Unions Bounce Back?, Salon, June 6, 2012

Embedded in the Turnout Wars: Meet the Canvassers Out to Oust Scott Walker, In These Times, June 5, 2012

The Woman Who Could Spoil Wisconsin, Salon, June 5, 2012

Nasty Robo-calls in Wisconsin, Salon, June 5, 2012

Wisconsin’s Resentment Factor, Salon, June 4, 2012

Survey Shows Progress And Pitfalls for New Jersey Childcare Union, In These Times, June 4, 2012

Can Unions Fight Super PACS?, Salon, May 30, 2012

Labor-Backed Party Ousts Democrat With Koch and AFL-CIO Backing, In These Times, May 29, 2012

American Workers: Shackled to Labor Law, In These Times, May 2012 issue

In Contract Vote, American Airlines Workers Split Over Bankruptcy Concessions, In These Times, May 17, 2012

New Video Could Damage Walker, Salon, May 15, 2012

Waste Company Locks Out Teamsters in Bid to Eliminate Pensions, In These Times, May 14, 2012

“I’m Not Scott Walker”, Salon, May 12, 2012

Occupy’s Lockout: Sotheby’s Struggle Enters Tenth Month, In These Times, May 7, 2012

New Trouble for Ex-Romney Aide, Salon, May 3, 2012

Good News for Transgender and Ex-Offender Workers, In These Times, April 30, 2012

A Q&A With Harry Kelber: ‘Working People Have to Be Involved in Their Own Fate’, The Nation, April 30, 2012

Taxes For Union-Busting, Salon, April 25, 2012

New York Named National Leader in Fight Against Wage Theft, In These Times, April 23, 2012

Noted: Death of a Labor Activist, The Nation, April 19, 2012

Wisconsin Unions Bet on Underdog, Salon, April 19, 2012

A New Way to Think About Labor, The American Prospect, April 16, 2012

Teamsters Score 3-to-1 Election Victory in Nearly Union-Free Industry, In These Times, April 13, 2012

Romney Mum on Labor Leaks, Salon, April 12, 2012

Millionaire’s Tax Backers Compromise With California Governor, In These Times, April 9, 2012

Divided Wisconsin Unions Could Spell Win for Scott Walker, Salon, April 5, 2012

The Employer Strikes Back, The American Prospect, April 2, 2012

American Airlines Petitions to Override 3 Unions’ Contracts, Promises New Offer For Largest, In These Times, April 2, 2012

Garbage Company’s Trashed Promise Sparks Rolling Sympathy Strike, Alternet, March 29, 2012

Team Romney’s Alleged Labor Mole, Salon, March 27, 2012

Grad Student Workers Plan Counterattack After Michigan Gov. Signs Law Denying Rights, In These Times, March 26, 2012

The Surprising New Alliance Between the Tea Party and Labor, Salon, March 22, 2012

Will New York City Mayoral Frontrunner Kill Paid Sick Leave Again?, In These Times, March 19, 2012

Congress’ War on the Post Office, Salon, March 14, 2012

Philly Community College Workers Question Budget, Authorize Strike, In These Times, March 12, 2012

March Madness Stiffs the Players, Salon, March 11, 2012

Union Buster Joins Wisconsin Recall Fight, Salon, March 7, 2012

Workers, and NLRB, Under Attack, The Nation, March 6, 2012

American Airlines Union President Sees Future Without Pensions, In These Times, March 5, 2012

Fighting With or Without the President, The American Prospect, February 29, 2012

Wisconsin’s Walker Tries to Shed Anti-Union Label, Salon, February 28, 2012

Apple Turns to the Larry King of Sweatshop Scandals, In These Times, February 27, 2012

How Occupy helped labor win on the West Coast, Salon, February 24, 2012

Why Should Anti-Choice and Anti-Gay Groups Have More Right to Boycott and Picket Than Unions?, In These Times, February 21, 2012

Power at the Ports: Truckers Force Showdowns in Seattle, Los Angeles, Alternet, February 17, 2012

Obama to Unions: See you Later, Salon, February 15, 2012

The Beauty of “Santorum”, The American Prospect, February 14, 2012

Whose Wisconsin Recall Is It?, Salon, February 13, 2012

Trader Joe’s Caves to Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Signs Fair Food Agreement, In These Times, February 13, 2012

Supreme Court Affirms Religious Exception Allowing Discrimination, Retaliation, In These Times, February 7, 2012

How to Fight Indiana’s “Right to Work” Law, Salon, February 3, 2012

Airline Workers Blast Bain, Brace for Bankruptcy Proposal, In These Times, January 31, 2012

Mitch Daniels’ State of the Union Response Shows GOP Priority: Beating Up on Workers, Alternet, January 25, 2012

Center For Union Facts Steps Up $10 Million Campaign Backing Anti-Union Bill, In These Times, January 24, 2012

South Carolina: Ground Zero for the GOP Candidates’ Assault on Working Americans’ Rights, Alternet, January 19, 2012

When Obama’s Chief of Staff Was NYU Exec, School Ceased Recognizing Union, In These Times, January 17, 2012

Labor’s Second Front, The American Prospect, January 17, 2012

With Romney’s Backing, New Hampshire GOP Pushes Right to Work Again, In These Times, January 10, 2012

Occupy Weekly: Occupying Grand Central Station, The American Prospect, January 7, 2012

Noted: New Rules, The Nation, January 23, 2012 issue

Competing Tax Hikes Divide California Labor, In These Times, January 3, 2012

Occupy Weekly: The People’s Caucus, The American Prospect, December 31, 2011

Occupy Weekly: No Room at the Inn, The American Prospect, December 27, 2011

Will the NLRB Let Graduate Student Workers Down Again?, In These Times, December 20, 2011

Occupy Weekly: Showdown at the Docks, The American Prospect, December 19, 2011

Fighting Privatization, Occupy Activists at CUNY and UC Kick Into High Gear, The Nation, December 16, 2011

Union-Buster to Managers: Fear the New Election Rules – And Hold Five Meetings, In These Times, December 13, 2011

How Boeing Got Away with Breaking the Law, Salon, December 12, 2011

Occupy Weekly: From K Street to Wall Street, The American Prospect, December 11, 2011

Review: “We Are Wisconsin,” Yes! Magazine, Winter 2012 issue

Occupy Weekly: Schooling Capitalism, The American Prospect, December 3, 2011

American Airlines Union Questions Bankruptcy Motive, In These Times, December 1, 2011

Noted: Foreclosures – The End is Not Near, The Nation, December 19, 2011 issue

Housekeepers Charge Hyatt Fired Them for Taking Down Their Own Photos, In These Times, November 29, 2011

Occupy Weekly: After Police Violence, A Tipping Point, The American Prospect. November 26, 2011

Starbuck’s Crackpot Solution to the Jobs Crisis, In These Times, November 22, 2011

Occupy Weekly: The Establishment Strikes Back, The American Prospect, November 19, 2011

What’s Next, The American Prospect, November 17, 2011

Occupy Weekly: Advocates of Keystone Pipeline Try to Co-opt OWS, The American Prospect, November 12, 2011

Slide Show: Nine Cities of Occupied America, The Nation, November 11, 2011 (co-author)

Occupy Weekly: In Case You Haven’t Been Watching, The American Prospect, November 5, 2011

Tax Timmy’s Friends, Alternet, November 3, 2011

Longview Labor on the Line, The Nation, October 26, 2011

Occupy Verizon, Occupy the Labor Movement, The Nation, October 24, 2011

The NYPD: A Movement’s Best Friend, The American Prospect, October 20, 2011

Noted: Historical Revisionism, The Nation, October 31, 2011 issue

Slide Show: Occupy America – Nine Occupied Cities, The Nation, October 14, 2011 (co-author)

‘Sharing Is Caring’: Students and Teachers Explain Why They Marched to Occupy Wall Street, The Nation, October 6, 2011

Labor and Progressive Groups Join Occupy Wall Street in Solidarity March, Alternet, October 5, 2011

AFL-CIO Young Worker Summit Declares Support for Occupy Wall Street, The Nation, October 4, 2010

That’s RICO, The American Prospect, September 30, 2011

Noted: Rebel Priests, The Nation, October 17, 2011 issue

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer: “Youth Face An Abyss Now”, The Nation, September 28, 2011

3 Big Lies At the Heart of Republican Attacks On the Post Office, Alternet, September 22, 2011

Little Love for Labor, The Nation, September 12, 2011

Fired for Organizing a Union, Other Words, September 12, 2011

The Fall NLRB Season, The American Prospect, September 6, 2011

Conflicting Dreams: The Strikes That Made Boeing a National Flashpoint, Dollars & Sense, September/ October 2011 issue

Ambisextrous, The American Prospect, August 26, 2011

CREDO Mobile, Warren Buffett, and the Limits of Progressive Business, Dissent, August 25, 2011

Strike, Interrupted, The American Prospect, August 23, 2011

Struck Out, The American Prospect, August 19, 2011

Longshore Workers Solidarity Strike Settlement Raises Questions For Future Union Actions, Alternet, August 18, 2011

Why Won’t Trader Joe’s Sign an Agreement Not to Sell Slave Labor Tomatoes?, Alternet, August 11, 2011

All is Fair in Love and Class Warfare, The American Prospect, August 8, 2011

Union Victory at Virginia IKEA Plant: Resistance Grows Against Race-to-Bottom Wages, Alternet, August 6, 2011

Whichever Debt Deal We Get, Our Government is Getting Cleavered, Alternet, July 21, 2011

Escape From TV-ville, Dissent, July 15, 2011

A De Facto UnionThe American Prospect, July 13, 2011

Welcome to TV-Ville, Population: People Richer Than YouDissent, July 13, 2011

The Fight for WI Workers Is Still OnAlternet, July 12, 2011

What Could a Telecom Merger Mean for Economic Democracy?, Dissent, July 1, 2011

Apple Workers Share Why They Want to “Work Different”, In These Times, June 24, 2011

Finally, CT to Become First State With Paid Sick Leave Legislation; Now What About the Rest of the Country?, Alternet, June 13, 2011

What’s Next for Iran?, Dissent, June 10, 2011

What If Paul Ryan Proposed a Health Inflation Tax on Seniors Instead?, Washington Monthly, May 27, 2011

Dock Management Sues Over Solidarity Shutdown – Is Settlement in the Works?, In These Times, May 25, 2011

National Labor Board Defends Workers, Conservatives Freak Out, Common Dreams, May 20, 2011

12 Most Frustrating Moments of Waiting for Superman, PsySR Blog, February 23, 2011

The Slur That Dare Not Speak Its Name, CampusProgress.org, November 9, 2006

How We Won, CampusProgress.Org, January 2006

The Myth of Rosa Parks, CampusProgress.Org, November 2005

Focus on James Dobson, TPM Auction House, September 2, 2005

Tom, Jack, and Friends, TPM Auction House, August 10, 2005

Yale Daily News columns, 2002 – 2006

Big Win for Labor in Chicago

At Salon:

By a unanimous vote on Thursday, Chicago’s City Council passed one of the strongest “wage theft” laws in the United States. The move was hailed by labor activists, who’ve long complained that wage theft — not paying workers what they’re legally owed — is one of the easiest crimes to get away with.

“Now the bosses are going to know that the workers have rights, too,” said Maria Garcia, a member of the labor group Arise Chicago, which spearheaded the campaign to pass the law. Interviewed in Spanish, Garcia said she’d experienced wage theft at both of the past two restaurants where she’d worked.

Walmart Cuts Off ‘Brief Courtship’ With Warehouse Worker Group

At The Nation:

Last week, in a previously unreported e-mail, a senior Walmart official informed a union-affiliated warehouse workers group that the retail giant was breaking off a nascent dialogue with the organization. The January 11 e-mail came one day after the labor group, Warehouse Workers United, published an open letter to Walmart’s board blasting the company’s latest plans for monitoring working conditions in its warehouses. It came four days before Walmart announced plans to improve the scheduling system in its retail stores, which has long drawn criticism from another union-backed workers group, OUR Walmart.

“It’s unfortunate that Walmart appears to not be willing to engage in a dialogue at this stage,” WWU Director Nick Allen told The Nation Thursday.

Are Walmart’s Jobs for Vets Any Good?

At The Nation:

New York City—Walmart drew positive press and White House praise this morning for pledging to hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years. The plan, first reported by the The New York Times, was formally announced by Walmart US President Bill Simon in a keynote address at a National Retail Federation conference. It was panned by labor activists, dozens of whom marched through the Jacob Javits convention center lobby following Simon’s speech.

“Sadly,” Simon told the NRF gathering, “too many of those who fought for us abroad now find themselves fighting for a job when they get home.” He called veterans “leaders with discipline” and “a purpose instilled in them by their military training. We need that in our business.” Simon urged the assembled retailers to followed Walmart’s example: “We could be the ones who step up for our heroes just as they stood for us.”