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Advocates are demanding not just equal but decent schools for all children.

After bloody battles for desegregation, blacks in Memphis are still behind.

Like mushrooms after a spring rain, signs pop up at this time of year in hardscrabble urban neighborhoods across the country, promising quick and easy money.

The President vows to exploit New York City, not aid it.

Although media attention has been focused on civil violence in the Baghdad area, Iraq's vast and vulnerable network of oil pipelines and pumping stations has become a major battlefield in the ong

There are bigger American unions, but none that are feistier organizers than HERE (hotel and restaurant workers) and UNITE (historically garment and textile workers).

Exxon has used the legal system to avoid paying damages for the Valdez spill.

The New School University is one of Manhattan's most storied progressive institutions. But don't tell that to the people who work there.

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Workers want full-time jobs and a living wage, not a publicity stunt.

February 25, 2015

Voters force school-closing Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff and demand an elected school board.

February 25, 2015

Fifteen former students of the for-profit Corinthian college chain are launching a debt strike to allow other debtors to do just that. 

February 23, 2015

President Michelle Bachelet is rolling back the legislative legacy of Pinochet.

February 23, 2015

The 2016 contender who last year warned new anti-labor measures were divisive and “a distraction” is back in for a fight with unions.

February 20, 2015

These guestworkers were vindicated this week when the contractor who arranged their captivity was slapped with a $14 million guilty verdict. 

February 20, 2015

The mayor’s spending millions, but unions and progressives are fighting for grassroots democracy.

February 19, 2015

We don’t tell students with subsidized loans what to major in, but we like to tell people on food stamps what they should buy.

February 18, 2015

In states from South Dakota to Oklahoma, right-wing representatives are pulling every string to try to keep the poor down.

February 18, 2015

We’ve reformed the social safety net at the cost of human lives.

February 17, 2015