Last month, nearly 600 private sector doctors and other health care providers in Minnesota and Wisconsin voted to unionize — likely the biggest union of private sector doctors in the US. We talked to some of them about why.
Sara Wexler is a member of UAW Local 2710 and a PhD student at Columbia University.
Uber conquered cities around the world in part by offering false, tech-based “solutions” to long-standing problems like broken public transit and underemployment. The company’s victory was made possible by decades of failed neoliberal policies.
The US is remarkable for its extreme relationship to drugs, marked by a love affair with psychoactive substances of all kinds and also draconian efforts to curtail drug use. That relationship has roots in America’s particularly virulent strain of capitalism.
Workers at Grindr, the popular and long-running LGBTQ dating app, have announced supermajority support for forming a union. Jacobin talked to two Grindr workers about their demands.
At the University of Washington, 2,400 postdocs and academic researchers went on strike and won raises. We talked to two workers about walking out, in the face of what they describe as attempts by UW to intimidate and retaliate against strikers.
Last week at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, over 150 resident physicians walked out and won a tentative agreement, marking the first time hospital doctors in New York City have gone on strike since 1990. We spoke with an Elmhurst doctor about the strike.
Last week at Grinnell College in Iowa, undergraduate resident advisers with the Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers, the first independent undergrad labor union in the country, went on strike. We spoke with two of the workers about why they walked out.
Last week, graduate student workers at Fordham University in the Bronx went on a three-day strike in response, they say, to the administration’s refusal to bargain in good faith. Jacobin spoke to some of the grad workers.
The higher ed unionization wave may soon reach Stanford University, where graduate student workers are trying to form a union. Jacobin spoke with two worker-organizers about their organizing effort.
Unions representing grad workers, postdocs, and faculty at Rutgers University have been without a contract for almost nine months; earlier in March, they voted by 94% to authorize a strike. We talked to two workers about their contract fight.
One thousand faculty at New York University currently work full time without the protections of either tenure or a union contract. They’re trying to change that by unionizing. Jacobin talked to one of the faculty members about the union drive.
The unionization wave in higher ed continues apace, with grad student workers at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles winning a union election in mid-February. Jacobin spoke to USC worker-organizers about their win and their contract demands.
After three months on strike, employees at HarperCollins Publishers are now back at work after finally ratifying a new contract with the company. Jacobin spoke with HarperCollins workers about their walkout and what they won.
Graduate student workers at Duke University are in the middle of a union drive. If the effort succeeds, Duke will join a wave of private universities seeing their grad workers unionize. Jacobin spoke with some of the organizers.
Workers with TCGPlayer, a trading card game marketplace owned by eBay, filed for a union election in late January. Employees have accused TCGPlayer of illegal union busting since, including unlawful surveillance and captive audience meetings.
Last week, graduate workers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore voted to form a union — with 97 percent voting in favor. Jacobin spoke to worker-organizers about how they got there and what the victory means for Hopkins graduate students.
Following recent victories at Yale and Northwestern, graduate student workers at the University of Chicago are voting on whether to unionize at the end of the month. We spoke with workers there about the history of their effort and what they think is next.
Last week, graduate student workers at Northwestern University voted to unionize by a landslide margin. We spoke to some of the worker-organizers about why they wanted to unionize and how they won.
After months without a contract, faculty at the University of Illinois Chicago went on strike this week. We spoke to workers about the strike and their demands, including mental health resources for students and greater job security for contingent faculty.
This week, 7,000 nurses at Montefiore Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital walked out and won significant victories on patient-staff ratios. Jacobin spoke with striking nurses at both hospitals.