labor and unions

Workers Are Us

Editors’ Note: See also Three Centuries of Indecision in today’s issue. As VoxFairfax celebrates its second anniversary this week, the editors are mindful of another commemorative event over a century ago. A short 109 years ago, on March 25, 1911,… Read More ›

DOD to End Unions?

Editors’ Note: Excerpted from Government Executive, February 20, 2020.  No corner of the government is exempt from the anti-labor attitude of the administration. By Erich Wagner The White House on Thursday formally published a controversial document that gives Defense Secretary… Read More ›

Instacart Gig Workers Unionize

Editors’ Note: Excerpted from Motherboard (a Vice newsletter), February 1, 2020. For other VoxFairfax stories on the gig economy and public sector collective bargaining, see https://voxfairfax.com/2020/01/27/new-structures-for-new-workers-bundling-insurance-for-the-gig-economy/ and https://voxfairfax.com/2020/01/27/virginias-ban-on-public-sector-collective-bargaining-time-for-a-change/. By Lauren Kaori Gurley A group of Instacart employees in the Chicago… Read More ›

Virginia Union Members Witness Benefits

Editors’ Note: Excerpted from the Daily Press, February 2, 2020. Contrary to the policy views of political and business leaders, working folk favor union membership and fully understand the benefits. Many recent polls indicate a majority of Americans favor unions…. Read More ›

Virginia Workers Deserve Rights

Editors’ Note: Excerpted from an article in Blue Virginia, January 11, 2020, by Brian D. Teucke. As with many public policies, Virginia’s ban on public sector employee collective bargaining has a historical origin. Virginia is one of only nine states… Read More ›

Organizing for Gig Workers

Editors’ Note: Excerpted from The New York Times, January 9, 2020, by David Gelles. As noted in last week’s  post regarding Eugene Scalia, the new Secretary of Labor, the decline of membership in union organizations accompanied by a rising gig… Read More ›