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OPINION: Americans’ work conditions are terrible. No wonder many don’t want...

By HELAINE OLEN Norma Leiva, a warehouse manager with Food 4 Less in Panorama City, Calif., joined a protest last week in front of the...

OPINION: When workers unionized, their cafe was put up for sale — so they bought it

By HARRY AUGUST Providence, R.I. — Five former White Electric Coffee workers gathered at the Dexter Training Grounds next to the Providence Armory, slightly stunned....

OPINION: Republican governors are weaponizing a Reagan-era myth to punish those in need

By ISSAC J. BAILEY Years ago, I was conducting a months-long journalistic investigation into the street violence plaguing a small community in Myrtle Beach, S.C....

OPINION: How enforcement of the USMCA will end a corporate race to the bottom

By TOM CONWAY President United Steelworkers Chris Reisinger and his coworkers recently added a third daily shift at the Metal Technologies, Inc. (MTI) Northern Foundry because surging...

YOUR LETTERS: On Gov. Parson cutting unemployment benefits

Never let the facts get in the way of a good myth – in this case, that unemployment benefits encourage people not to work. The...

YOUR LETTERS: Remembering Herb Goodrick, a strong voice for UMG employees at the Post-Dispatch

I would like to thank the Labor Tribune for recognizing the recent passing of former United Media Guild Executive Secretary Herb Goodrick. Herb was a...

OPINION: Green future needs to be built with union jobs and prevailing wage

BY JAMES T. CALLAHAN General President International Union of Operating Engineers While the future of clean energy jobs is a hot topic of debate these days, the...

OPINION: Here’s the truth about COVID inflation

By DAVID CAY JOHNSTON DC Report  Lots of luck right now trying to find a bicycle for under a thousand dollars. And if you’re building a...

OPINION: The truth behind the Republican Party’s attempt to rebrand itself

By ROBERT REICH The Republican Party is trying to rebrand itself as the party of the working class. Rubbish. Republicans can spout off all the catchy...

YOUR LETTERS: Are you a minimum wage Scrooge?

So you’re against raising the minimum wage. I have a story to tell you. Say hello to Bob. Bob had a great paying job, made...

OPINION: Promises kept

By ERIC DEAN General President, Iron Workers My clearest memory of the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign was standing next to Joe Biden in Iron Workers Local...

YOUR LETTERS: Veterans, all workers, need PRO Act

The right of working people to organize into Labor unions has benefitted veterans since WW II. Unfortunately, those rights have been systematically whittled away...

OPINION: May is Mental Health Awareness Month: The time is now

By JOHN GAAL, PhD Since the early 2000s, I have had the honor and pleasure of working with researchers in Canada and the United States...

YOUR LETTERS: Working families have been the backbone of America

Let me wish you and all working families here in Missouri and beyond a happy May Day! May Day has been celebrated to honor...

ONE MAN’S VIEW: At a time when Americans need leaders to stand up, Republicans sit on their asses

President Joe Biden recently marked his 100 days in office with an address to a joint session of Congress outlining his early accomplishments but...

OPINION: Here’s what Amazon got away with in union battle, and how to change that

Is Amazon the type of American workplace we want? By U.S. REP. ANDY LEVIN I organized a congressional delegation to Bessemer, Ala., to show solidarity...

YOUR LETTERS: White House Task Force is a key step forward

The fight to strengthen working people’s freedoms on the job has never been more urgent, and President Biden is right to give this effort...

YOUR LETTERS: Charter school legislation would privatize education at the expense of public schools

As a union member and the parent of three children enrolled in St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS), I am deeply dismayed that so many...

OPINION: America needs to empower workers again

Unions aren’t obsolete, and we need to get them back By PAUL KRUGMAN Labor activists hoped that the unionization vote at Amazon’s Bessemer, Ala., warehouse would...