Jeff Schuhrke, In These Times

Jeff Schuhrke

In These Times

Chicago, IL, United States

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Past articles by Jeff:

Bernie Sanders Is Putting Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz In the Hot Seat Over Union Busting

Under pressure, Schultz will face questioning in front of a congressional committee headed by Bernie Sanders—the latest in a line of billionaire CEOs to be taken to task for anti-labor behavior. → Read More

Tesla Workers Announced a Union Drive. The Next Day They Were Fired.

More than 30 workers at a Tesla facility in New York were fired after going public with a union campaign. It’s the latest in a long line of alleged labor abuses by CEO Elon Musk. → Read More

Here’s How Rail Workers Are Fighting On After Biden Blocked a National Strike

Politicians may have headed off their strike, but rail workers haven't stopped organizing for paid sick leave and safe staffing. → Read More

The Biggest Strike in Starbucks' History Is Underway

Starbucks workers at around 100 stores have begun a national three-day walk out, the union campaign’s largest action yet. → Read More

U.S. Rail Workers Are Poised to Begin a National Strike Next Week

After rejecting an agreement brokered by the White House, railroad workers could walk off the job ahead of the busy holiday season. → Read More

Starbucks Has a Pin Problem

A barista in Buffalo says he was fired for wearing a suicide awareness pin. Now, workers in at least seven other states are wearing it in solidarity. → Read More

Intelligentsia Workers Vote to Unionize, Fueling the Fire of Coffee Industry Organizing

Workers at the coffee chain have joined fellow baristas at Starbucks and Colectivo in unionizing their workplaces. → Read More

U.S. Railroad Workers Inch Closer to a Possible National Strike

After Biden appointed an emergency board to help resolve the labor dispute, rail workers warn: “We have the ability to stop the trains from moving.” → Read More

The Real Scandal at the Oscars Was When Celebrities Crossed a Picket Line

Forget the Will Smith and Chris Rock altercation—hospitality workers got thrown under the bus when a host of Hollywood elites entered an Oscars night party at a hotel under union boycott. → Read More

For the First Time in History, Public Television Workers in Chicago Are Out on Strike

Technicians for the local PBS affiliate WTTW have walked off the job to make sure their workplace remains a union shop. → Read More

Chicago Teachers Voted to Teach Remotely Amid Omicron Wave—And Now They're Locked Out

The teachers’ union demanded greater safety measures in classrooms, and in response the school district cancelled classes and locked educators out of online learning platforms. → Read More

“It’s Time to Turn This Tortilla Around”: El Milagro Workers Walk Out, Demanding Fair Treatment

Alleging abusive conditions and staff shortages, workers at the iconic Chicago tortillería walked off the job, only to to be locked out by management. → Read More

Just 3 Democrats Stand in the Way of the PRO Act Coming to the Senate Floor for a Vote

Facing pressure, Sens. Joe Manchin and Angus King have signed on to the landmark labor bill, leaving just three Democratic holdouts: Kyrsten Sinema, Mark Kelly and Mark Warner. → Read More

The Movement to End At-Will Employment Is Getting Serious

Unlike much of the world, the U.S. doesn’t ensure “just cause” employment. This coalition in Illinois hopes to change that. → Read More

Chicago Teachers Are Showing the Country How to Fight an Unsafe Reopening

As the mayor tries to force them back into schools, teachers may be headed into another strike. → Read More

The Labor Movement Has a Game Plan for the Biden Era

This time, unions intend to get something done. → Read More

Chicago Teachers Are Considering a Strike Amid Pandemic Surge

With Covid cases rising, the Chicago Teachers Union and its allies are resisting Mayor Lightfoot's plan to force educators back into the classroom—and could walk off the job. → Read More

The Nightmare Facing the Poor and Working Class If There’s Not Another Stimulus

With time running out and Republicans balking at more Covid relief, U.S. workers are facing a future of financial misery. → Read More

OSHA Is Failing Essential Workers. Why Not Let Them Sue Their Bosses?

Working In These Times is dedicated to providing independent and incisive coverage of the labor movement and struggles for workers' rights. → Read More

Weed That’s Legal and Union: Marijuana Dispensary Becomes First in Illinois to Unionize

Working In These Times is dedicated to providing independent and incisive coverage of the labor movement and struggles for workers' rights. → Read More