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When immigrant janitors in Boston went on strike this fall, they
attracted some unlikely allies.

Research support was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation
Institute.

At a "Lean Workplace School" for union members, sponsored by the monthly
magazine Labor Notes in 1996, the discussion centered around how
to fight employers' speed-up and worker-manageme

One of the great disappointments of recent decades is that Democrats
have more or less swallowed whole the underlying economic theories of
their Republican rivals.

Unions have improved their political game but are unhappy with the
results.

As one of the largest private employers in Africa, the Coca-Cola Company could
dramatically alter the course of HIV/AIDS.

Out in the countryside is where you'll find America's true leaders--the
gutsy, scrappy, sometimes scruffy and always ingenious grassroots
agitators and organizers who go right into the face of

How genetically engineered American corn has altered the global
landscape.

With its future at stake, the ILWU will not go down without a fight.

Democrats have rightly gone ballistic over the cynical White House
efforts to use Iraq to change the subject of the fall elections.

Blogs

“When we fight, we win. We fight in Montgomery, we win. We fight in Selma, we win,” the veteran of the civil rights struggle tells union members and their supporters. “We march in Madison, Wisconsin, we win.”

February 19, 2011

Wisconsin teachers, state, county and municipal employees, small business owners and students have employed the right to peaceably assembly and to petition for the redress of grievances. And this small-"d" democratic strategy is working. Legislators are slowing down the rush to enact anti-labor legislation. This is what democracy looks like. And this is what the founders meant when they wrote the First Amendment.

February 18, 2011

Why the NFL's labor dispute should matter to you.

February 17, 2011

“While students haven’t been the source of this protest, they have definitely been the soul of this protest.”

February 17, 2011

When there are 25 million people out of work, underemployed, seeking work, Katrina vanden Heuvel says, nobody should be talking about cutting vital services to the most vulnerable Americans.

February 17, 2011

LIVE reports from Wisconsin, where the governor is seeking to end collective bargaining, and tens of thousands of union members and their allies are rallying in opposition.

February 17, 2011

Governor Scott Walker wants to strip public employee unions of collective bargaining rights on Thursday. Teachers, students, state employees, firefighters and small business owners from every corner of the state have surrounded the Capitol for mass rallies in protest.

February 17, 2011

“This freeze would cut the deficit by more than $400 billion over the next decade, bringing this kind of spending -- domestic discretionary spending -- to its lowest share of our economy since Dwight Eisenhower was President. Let me repeat that...."

That was our president announcing his 2012 budget. And indeed let's repeat that — and note a few things he didn't say.

February 16, 2011

John Nichols joins Ed Schultz to talk about Wisconsin's assault on public workers.

February 16, 2011

At last week's 2011 Green Jobs Conference, members of the American Sustainable Business Council presented creative strategies for achieving a "triple bottom line" of social and environmental responsibility and economic success.

February 16, 2011