LATEST COLUMN

OPINION: Support BCTGM members on strike at Kellogg’s

From the AFL-CIO At midnight on Oct. 5, 1,400 workers at four Kellogg Co. plants went on strike against the company. Add your name to...

OPINION: Workers have leverage. It’s time to use it

By LUIS FELIZ LEON and DAN DIMAGGIO The capitalist vultures are wheeling low, but they’re finding slim pickings to choose from these days. “No one wants to...

YOUR LETTERS: How greedy is Big Pharma?

A new report finds that the 14 leading drug corporations spent $577 billion on stock buybacks and dividends between 2016 and 2020. That’s how...

YOUR LETTERS: Congress needs to pass infrastructure bill

Adequate funding for roads and bridges always seemed a perpetual challenge in our state, and I often wondered why.  Our central location and transportation’s...

YOUR LETTERS: Postmaster has financial interest in company that just got $120M contract

The U.S. Postal Service has awarded a $120 million contract to a shipping company that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy used to run and still...

OPINION: Union popularity is at an all-time high — so what now?

We must prioritize organizing; leadership is the key By DAVID COOK President United Food & Commercial Workers Local 655 There was a rare moment of good news (last)...

OPINION: American workers need the National Labor Relations Board to return to its mission

By TOM CONWAY International President United Steelworkers When managers at National Steel installed hidden cameras at an Illinois mill to guard against theft, they ended up being...

OPINION: Time for a change: pass the PRO Act

By ARIEH LEBOWITZ This year, Labor Day fell on Monday, Sept. 6, and Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, began that evening. There could not...

OPINION: Are we in a new kind of civil war?

By JANICE ELLIS Wars are not always fought by armed military forces with guns, bombs, stealth fighters and sophisticated weaponry. And the enemy is not...

YOUR LETTERS: Postmaster DeJoy helps himself

The U.S. Postal Service has awarded a $120 million contract to a shipping company that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy used to run and still...

OPINION: How union jobs can promote a clean-energy economic recovery

  By THE CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS A new report from the Center for American Progress, League of Conservation Voters and BlueGreen Alliance analyzes the lessons...

OPINION: Nurses are heroes. Let’s treat them that way

By LINDA H. AIKEN Nursing and Sociology professor The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed strengths in the nation’s health care system – one of the greatest being...

OPINION: 9/11 changed America

By WILLIAM ENYART This year marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. In the past week we’ve...

OPINION: Other people’s rotten jobs are bad for them. And for you

By TERRI GERSTEIN A few years ago, a part-time, minimum-wage worker at an upstate New York McDonald’s suspected a gas leak. When he alerted his...

OPINION: A century after the Battle of Blair Mountain, protecting workers’ right to organize has never been more important

By DAVE KEMPER One hundred years ago last week, in the late summer of 1921, at least 7,000 West Virginia coal miners affiliated with the...

LABOR & THE ARTS: Sooley – a novel of basketball, immigrant workers and refugees

By JOAN SUAREZ Retired Director Bread & Roses Missouri I am a “died in the wool” John Grisham fan, let me get that right out in front....

OPINION: Don’t quit – UNIONIZE!

By STEVEN M. GALLOWAY General Vice President, Midwest Territory International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers It’s Labor Day – a day to celebrate workers. But why,...

YOUR LETTERS: Support the PRO Act

Like so many Americans, I want to grow our economy the best we can. This means investing in clean energy, funding for roads and bridges,...

YOUR LETTERS: Hawley, Greitens failing America

D.C. politicians spent $6.4 trillion sending us out to rebuild Iraq and Afghanistan while we risked our lives fighting in pointless wars. I was...