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Professional Sports Players Unions & The Broader Labor Movement

Amy Livingston and Heidi Wagner  Workday Minnesota
Sports unions employee a 'empowerment unionism' strategy that sees the contract as a basic framework that sets some minimum thresholds and establishes a procedure for resolving disputes. Workers are free to negotiate their own salaries.

From Recovery to Union Renewal

Peter Ikeler Jacobin
What happens to worker power when the most pressing struggle in workers’ lives isn't against the boss but against addiction?

Trying Again for Full Employment

Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg Dollars and Sense
As prominent progressives talk up a federal job guarantee, what can we learn from earlier attempts to legislate full employment?

There Is Power in This Union

Michael Kazin Dissent
The Democrats’ midterm triumphs in Nevada would not have been possible without Culinary Workers Union Local 226.

Our Annual Fund Appeal - Counting on Our Readers' Support

Portside moderators Portside
We can move our country forward by moving it to the left. The Resistance and the gains in the recent elections are dramatic evidence that something fundamental is happening. Portside will continue to do our part. We ask for your help once a year.

Question 1: The Road Not Travelled

Jason Pramas Dig Boston
A broader appeal by Question 1 in Massachusetts could have resulted in a win for nurses and patients.