Working In These Times

In These Times has been one of the few American magazines that regularly provides detailed coverage of  union and labor issues.  This week they’ve launched an exciting and badly needed new venture–a blog devoted to news and commentary about the struggles of workers.

It’s off to a great start.

Here’s what they say about the project

“Working In These Times” is dedicated to providing independent and incisive coverage of the labor movement and the struggles of workers to obtain safe, healthy and just workplaces.

As newspapers have declined, so has labor journalism. Workers—those now protected by unions, those lacking a union at work and those seeking to reform their unions—are increasingly absent in media. This is especially true for the most vulnerable workers, particularly those who are undocumented and easily exploited. The stories of these and other workers are not being told. The dearth of labor coverage in print media is reflected online, where original reporting on labor and workers’ rights issues is scarce.

Among the first week’s posts which caught my attention for a closer read are David Bacon on “Will the Unions Defend Undocumented Workers,” David Moberg on the struggle of Iowa workers against Wells Farge, and Lyndsey Beyerstein on domestic workers.

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