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(An Upper East Side Sea Chanty
Sung to the tune of 'Blow the Man Down')

President Bush, a scion of great wealth who has never had to earn an honest living, has abruptly wiped out the jobs, retirement security and health benefits of 850,000 blue- and white-collar

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.

Blogs

It was nice to see President Obama in an assertive mood, but this might not mean much in the long run. 

September 8, 2011

The president needs to turn the heat up on Congress. Way up. And the way to do this is not by offering to compromise or by talking about working with “my friends on the other side of the aisle.” It’s by going to the American people.

September 8, 2011

Obama should stop borrowing lines from accountants and unapologetically say what Americans already know: we need job programs.

September 8, 2011

Before embarking on a GOP “cuts only” approach, the super committee members should look homeward to their own districts and states and see how their constituents are doing.

September 8, 2011

The candidate comes forward with a detailed economic plan that would hinder recovery and lower revenue. 

September 7, 2011

Implore the White House to make every effort to defend Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid.

September 7, 2011

We need to respect government workers' vital service as being separate from the corruption and bureaucracy that have tarnished Washington's reputation.

September 6, 2011

“We’ve been through a lot of fights, but this is a different kind of fight," explained Biden. “This is a fight for the heart and soul of the labor movement. This is a fight literally for our right to exist.”

September 6, 2011

In the wake of Hurricane Irene and on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, public workers deserve much better.

September 6, 2011

In honor of Labor Day, here’s a stab at the impossible task of naming the best songs ever written about working people.

September 4, 2011