Pro MMA veteran Leslie Smith was supposed to fight on last weekend’s UFC Fight Night card, but her bout with Aspen Ladd was scrapped under strange circumstances. Ladd weighed in 1.8 pounds over the limit, claiming that “certain female circumstances” kept her from being able to cut weight. Smith initially okayed the…
Citing the failure of its social video efforts, Vox Media laid off about 50 people yesterday, mostly from Racked, Curbed, SB Nation, and the video team. At SB Nation, that meant terminating several full-time employees as well as at least 12 part-time employees who staffed the copy-editing desk and the news desk.…
The Golf Channel’s technicians went on strike today after disagreements over their contracts remain unresolved after months of negotiations.
It’s a story almost perfectly crafted to drown in the current news stream. A group of North Carolina farmworkers—pickle and cucumber workers mainly comprised of H2-A workers from Mexico, to be specific—have been systematically attacked by the North Carolina General Assembly, which is attempting to stamp out the sole…
The Arizona Republic uncovered federal records showing that the Arizona Coyotes have been the subject of two investigations by the National Labor Relations Board since October 2016. In the documents are claims that the Coyotes failed to properly pay its employees, spied on employees, threatened them when they tried to…
Joe Ricketts, TD Ameritrade founder, billionaire, and father of Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts, shut down the local news network of DNAinfo and Gothamist sites today, a week after the writers voted to unionize. Anyone attempting to reach one of the sites was redirected to this letter:
Today, thousands of graduate students at Cornell University will vote on whether or not to form a union. Fortunately, the school’s deans are on hand to answer all your questions in a distinctly neutral tone of voice.
There is one reason why building workers in New York City can make a living wage: the Service Employees International Union’s 32BJ local. The union is the size of a small city, it’s vocal, and its president wants a wholesale reimagining of Democratic party politics in the Trump era.
For the past several weeks, employees at the media company Thrillist have been subject to an anti-union campaign from their management. Today, Thrillist employees voted on whether or not to unionize.
Successful union campaigns have flourished across the digital media industry over the past year and a half. Few have run into more anti-union pushback than the one currently happening at Thrillist. And employees are pissed.
Today, more than 300 grad student workers at Yale will vote on whether or not they want to unionize. You may be shocked to learn that the powers that be at this enlightened center of liberal learning are not thrilled!
Since the Reagan era, wages have stagnated, unions have declined, and average workers have lost power. If we want any of that to change in the near future, we will have to look... everywhere.
There is no doubt that Donald Trump’s presidency will be bad for the average worker. But one law would be worse than any other, and now that law is being formally proposed.
Stuart Appelbaum, the head of the most powerful retail workers union in America, swears he is optimistic. Why?
There’s a bigger lesson here than “Fuck Uber.”
Every year, the government releases updated numbers on union membership in America. And every year, the number falls. Where is the rage, rage against the dying of the unions?
Organized labor has the potential to be one of the great forces for equality and sanity in our nation over the next four years. Orrrrrr, they can do what the building trade unions are doing now.
A special request to the labor unions of America: If it’s not too much trouble, could one of you unionize Amazon, fast?
Kentucky has its first Republican-controlled legislature in nearly a century. Their first priority: wiping out the last vestige of union security in the South.
There will not be another NBA lockout next year, as the NBA and NBAPA reached an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The deal has not been ratified yet, but Adrian Wojnarowski reports that it will be a seven-year deal. Here’s the NBA’s full release.