They don’t have college degrees. They have few job prospects. They feel left behind.
GUANGZHOU, China — For nearly seven years, Li Wei rose before dawn seven days a week for his 10-hour shift at the steel plant, returning home each night soaked in sweat, the clank of heavy machinery still ringing in his ears. But last month, the 31-year-old welder stood outside the plant with hundreds of co-workers, picketing against pay cuts and singing patriotic battle hymns.
In a recent win for organized labor, Teamsters in California finalize a settlement with Pacific 9 Transportation in Carson, California that allows truckers previously classified as “independent contractors” to share […]
Last week, Kevin Drum published an article titled “Unions Are Dying. What Will Replace Them?” in Mother Jones. Drum’s piece was written in response to Evan Soltas who recently wrote […]