With all that has shifted around in American politics, the Democrats' disconnect from the broad working class is the loss that has cost them the most and threatens them most in the years ahead.
The miners have survived more than 600 days on the picket line, thanks to widespread support and anger at their employer, Warrior Met Coal. Even now, neither side seems ready to budge.
So far, three of 12 unions representing freight rail workers have rejected the contract deal brokered by the Biden administration in September. Those unions are holding out for paid sick leave.
How we work, when we work, how much we work – it's all shifting on a scale not seen in decades.
The first Starbucks union was formed in Buffalo, N.Y. a year ago, launching what has since become a nationwide organizing campaign
Starbucks workers at 15 additional stores are petitioning for a a union election, pushing to organize cafes across the country. In Buffalo, the first store to unionize is negotiating a contract.
Employees of a Starbucks store in upstate New York who voted to unionize last month walked off the job, saying they lacked the staff and resources to work safely amid surging COVID-19 cases.
Under pressure to improve worker rights, Amazon has reached a settlement with the National Labor Relations Board to allow its employees to freely organize — and without retaliation.
Baristas and other workers from three stores voted whether to unionize. Starbucks fought the plan. Now, workers at four additional U.S. locations are also pursuing union votes.
Nurses at Kaiser Permanente and cereal workers at Kellogg are among those protesting their companies' proposals for a two-tier wage system under which new hires would earn less for the same work.