Alexandra Bradbury

What a shot in the arm! The 2016 Labor Notes Conference was the biggest and best yet, and we're proud to debut our new book, Secrets of a Successful Organizer.

Labor has dodged a bullet—for now. But any union that takes the Supreme Court shakeup as a cue to go back to business as usual will be making a big mistake.

As the assault on union standards continues—wherever we still have them—glimmers of hope in 2015 came from below.

Teamsters who transport new cars to dealerships slammed a concessionary master agreement that "would have been the nail in the coffin of unionized carhauling."

Chrysler Workers Vote Up Improved Deal

After overwhelmingly voting down the first version of a tentative agreement, Chrysler workers have ratified the second version, which gives Tier 2 workers a path to Tier 1 pay—though not comparable benefits.

In local after local, auto workers voted down a national deal with Chrysler, aiming to force their union bargainers back to the table. Some call the contract a "bridge to nowhere."

A new committee of AFSCME 3299 members wants the union to aid social movements for racial justice. But the group's first step is more modest: starting one-on-one conversations.

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