As large unions orchestrate dramatic actions around the plight of low-wage workers, it remains an open question what control the workers themselves will have.

In UK, big-labor strikes and low-wage struggles jockey for future

On Thursday, public union workers across the UK protested austerity. But this one-day strike is only part of the country’s transforming labor story.

July 12, 2014

The Laundry Workers Center strikes again

Today, current and former employees of Liberato, a Caribbean eatery in the Bronx, will speak out about the wage theft and discrimination they’ve suffered for years.

June 10, 2014

Fast food workers in 150 cities launch biggest strike in industry history

On May 15, thousands of fast food workers in an estimated 150 cities are expected to strike. We’ll be bringing you minute-by-minute coverage and photos.

May 14, 2014

Solidarity networks spread as a new alternative to ‘alternative labor’

In cities across the United States, solidarity networks pioneer a new approach to radical organizing through “direct-action casework.”

October 23, 2013

The Wobblies — another way forward for low-wage workers?

The Industrial Workers of the World could help shape the future of SEIU’s Fight for 15 campaign — making it more democratic and worker-centered.

October 4, 2013

Low-wage workers, top-down unions

In the high-profile fight for low-wage workers, a gap has emerged between the institutional organizers and the workforce they are seeking to organize.

September 30, 2013