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Dolores Huerta flouts the smug conventional wisdom that the 1960s are
behind us. She won't settle down and become an anachronism.

On election morning, I opened the front section of the New York
Times
and immediately got a bad feeling. Positioned prominently on
page A3 was an eye-catching and ominous ad.

The late John Rawls was, by all accounts, a remarkably modest and
generous person, much beloved by his friends and students, and
profoundly uninterested in the kinds of fame and celebrity perks

While we wait for labor law reform, here are a few things unions can do.

What a lousy Christmas present.

Dear Dr. Madlaw,
   As a newly elected member of Congress, I am appalled at the high cost
of living in Washington. What's a hard-working public servant to do?

Critics of America's plans to oust Saddam Hussein militarily have
mounted powerful arguments, but not one has articulated a coherent
nonmilitary strategy to bring about the demise of the monstr

The financial scandals continue to produce more outrageous revelations,
but lately they come with lurid personal details more appropriate to
bottom-dwelling tabloids than the Wall Street Jou

Tony Hall, just before leaving Congress in September, sat in his office
in Longworth House Office Building and thought of something that had
stuck with him since a trip to Appalachia.

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Plus, thousands are expected to turn out in North Carolina and Pennsylvania today to protest state budget cuts.

May 3, 2011

Millions of people around the globe hit the streets to demand better working conditions and a path to citizenship and to decry the growing class divide.

May 2, 2011

More than 100 May Day protests are planned in the U.S. today. Meanwhile, massive international protests have resulted in police arresting labor and solidarity activists.

May 1, 2011

As the government robs people of their futures with budget cuts, US Uncut asks why huge corporations like Bank of America are permitted to steal from taxpayers.

April 30, 2011

This weekend, labor and immigrant rights’ advocates will join forces to combat the anti-union legislation sweeping the country.

April 29, 2011

Paul Ryan's GOP plan to address America's fiscal problems is being met with much skepticism and rancor at town hall meetings in Wisconsin.

April 28, 2011

The backlash to Paul Ryan’s proposal to end Medicare as we know it has officially begun.

April 28, 2011

Outside the cloistered confines of the Capitol Hill, and the few blocks of southern Manhattan where he is a hero, the Budget Committee chair is bombing.

April 28, 2011

According to polls, only about 6 percent of Americans are following with any close attention the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.  But that's not stopping the media fascination on both sides of the Atlantic with Americans’ supposed fascination with Britain's royals.

April 27, 2011

According to Glenn Beck, SEIU organizer Stephen Lerner is a "mastermind worse than Osama bin Laden."

April 27, 2011