LABOR ISSUES

Why Unions Must Bargain Over Climate Change

Union contract negotiations include mandatory and permissive subjects of bargaining. Employers are required by law to negotiate over mandatory subjects—wages, benefits and working conditions. Permissive subjects, such as decisions about which public services will be provided and...

Another Way to Police the Poor

On Monday, The New York Times reported that the federal government was exploring ways to use social media to crack down on instances of disability fraud, even as applications for disability benefits fall. This is not the first time that the government has looked to social media to investigate welfare fraud—in fact, such...

How to Use Grievances to Organize

How to Use Grievances to Organize March 08, 2019 / Mike Parker and Martha GruelleThe difference between a truly democratic union and one that follows a servicing model is stark when it comes to grievance handling. In a strong democratic union there may not even be...