Alexandra Bradbury

When months-long wait times for veteran health care burst into the headlines, corporate apologists had their solutions all ready to push.

Privatize the hospitals and give veterans a voucher to buy private insurance, crowed the Wall Street Journal, Fox, and Forbes, gleeful at the chance to mention Veterans Affairs and “scandal” in the same sentence.

If members run the local... what exactly is the union rep's job? We asked four experienced staffers how they approach their day-to-day tasks while keeping the rank and file in the driver’s seat.

Postal workers rallied in 56 locations around the country protesting the piecemeal outsourcing of postal work. They've gained an important ally: teachers, who are big buyers of office supplies.

“I didn’t know going on strike would feel so liberating,” 25-year-old McDonald’s worker Jessica Davis of Chicago declared in the Labor Notes Conference's opening session. “I can’t wait for the next strike!”

Pete Seeger’s Grains of Sand

“If you want higher wages, let me tell you what to do: you got to talk to the workers in the shop with you,” begins a wonderful, funny talking blues that Seeger’s group, the Almanac Singers, wrote in 1941 to boost CIO organizing.

The point is to close more post offices—and minimize public outcry. Will customers take the bait?

As employers seize upon the Obamacare excuse, grocery unions are struggling to keep part-timers in their health care plans.

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