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Luxury Apartment

Shady magnates and corrupt politicians from all over the globe are stashing their ill-gotten wealth in luxurious Manhattan apartments.

Union protest

After one of Supreme Court’s most anti-union rulings in recent years, is there still time for organized labor to save itself?

Rally in Providence

A minimum-wage pre-emption measure, backed by the hotel industry and signed by Governor Chafee, has been met with hunger strikes, electoral challenges and protests.

Greg Page

But will Greg Page’s call to arms influence business leaders? Or the Republicans his firm donates to?

Foreclosed Home

Private equity firms are laying the foundation for the next financial crash in the rubble of the last one—and it’s already cost one child her life.

Sarita Gupta

By starting with workers at the local level, we can bargain with employers despite weak labor laws.

David Rolf

We should move money toward innovation in the labor movement.

Jed Rakoff

The federal judge is waging a one-man war on bank-friendly SEC settlements.

The retail giant acknowledges that a “thorough review” is under way and vows “appropriate action” if violations are discovered.

Blogs

The AFL-CIO president, inspired by developments in Wisconsin and other states fighting battles over labor rights and cuts in public services, wants to change the way labor practices politics.

May 20, 2011

Protesters in California attempt to stop Wisconsin-style cuts that could result in hundreds of police officers and firefighters losing their jobs.

May 18, 2011

President Obama is once again calling for increased offshore oil drilling—despite the fact that key safety issues have yet to be addressed.

May 17, 2011

Newt Gingrich calls the House Budget Committee chair's  plan to gut Medicare  "right-wing social engineering." An attempt to relaunch the scheme falls flat amid loud protests. And Ryan's dream of being a senator is finished.

May 17, 2011

Jared Bernstein, once the sole progressive economist on President Obama's economic team, launches a blog to critique the country's "terribly narrow economic debate."

May 17, 2011

Governor Scott Walker still has not implemented his agenda and thousands of Wisconsinites filled the streets of Madison and other cities Saturday to say they are going to keep fighting -- not just to block Walker's assaults on labor and local democracy but to block his budget.

May 16, 2011

Conservatives have attacked unions as bad for African Americans, but the truth is that civil rights and the labor movement have gone hand-in-hand for decades.

May 13, 2011

Tens of thousands of protesters descended upon Wall Street to demand an end to Mayor Bloomberg's draconian budget cuts and his cozy relationship with billion-dollar corporations.

May 13, 2011

Major disasters show us how interdependent people are in this country and force us to better understand how we can work together in communities and in government.

May 10, 2011

A University of Pennsylvania student describes the pressure to begin alumni donations—even before he's picked up his diploma.

May 10, 2011