The UAW’s defeat at a Mississippi Nissan factory will set back organizing the South for a long time.
Joe Allen's latest book is The Package King: A Rank and File History of United Parcel Service.
Twenty years ago, workers ground one of the world’s largest corporations to a halt. And workers in the logistics industry could do it again today.
On June 14, a UPS driver shot three coworkers, then himself. UPS has to answer for its role in pushing its workers to violence.
Jerry Zero, who fought the Teamsters old guard to build a more democratic union, left behind a complicated legacy.
Amazon and UPS are behemoths. Socialists can shake the foundations of the US economy by agitating and organizing at both.
At the height of the 1960s antiwar movement, student radicals held a heated debate about their role in labor struggles. That debate is still relevant today.
Donald Trump’s appeal to some suffering white workers shouldn’t surprise us. George Wallace did the same thing four decades ago.
The recent Teamsters election didn’t unseat the old guard’s James P. Hoffa, but it left him discredited and vulnerable.
UPS markets itself as an ethical company, but its workers face persistent racism on the job.
The upcoming Teamsters election is a chance to unseat James P. Hoffa and reverse the union’s managed decline.
Before Donald Trump, there was Father Charles Coughlin, who popularized fascism for Americans in the 1930s.
Carl Skoglund’s early life as a militant worker in Sweden prepared him for leadership in the 1934 Teamster Strikes.
Workers in the rapidly transforming logistics industry have potentially enormous political and economic power.
As the economy develops around a sprawling logistics industry, organizing workers in these sectors will be vital.
Market Basket workers are striking for a “benevolent” boss, but their protest is a reminder of the power of militant workplace action.