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In the wake of losses before and after September 11, labor unions gear up for the next tough fights.

The connections between Enron and the Bush administration run deep—and they should be investigated.

Enron's collapse is a perfect illustration of deregulation and capitalism without a conscience.

The AFL-CIO is fighting two wars: standing with President Bush in the war on terror, and against him in his war against workers.

Argentina finds out it's not easy being the poster child of neoliberalism.

Although the timing was off, a conference on globalism connects the dots between its subject and terrorism.

The WTO agreement is not a victory for the people; the corporations still rule.

How the right is using trade law to overturn American democracy.

The WTO trade conference there pitted developing countries against the major powers.

What goes down comes around. Amidst all the attention to United Airlines' post-September 11 woes, no one noticed the ringing irony of its tapping John W. Creighton Jr.

Blogs

The visible success of the European Financial Transaction (a k a Robin Hood) tax should boost efforts to build support for such a tax in the US. 

May 5, 2014

A big-city mayor proposes moving toward $15-an-hour. A movement builds.

May 2, 2014

Safety advocates say the government has plenty of tools available to protect workers; it just needs the political will to apply them.

May 2, 2014

One survey says job numbers are up, and another one says job numbers are down. Which one is correct?

May 2, 2014

For seventy-five years, industry has tried to paint organized workers as "red agitators."

May 1, 2014

Much of the world celebrates International Worker’s Day on May 1—but not the US.

May 1, 2014

The sherpas who perform incredibly dangerous work on the mountain have called off this year’s climbing season.

April 30, 2014

With the Senate preparing to hold a procedural vote as early as Wednesday on a proposal to increase the federal minimum wage, it’s worth considering what’s at stake in the debate—or rather, who. 

April 29, 2014

The real “takers” are the biggest corporations and banks, the richest Americans.

April 29, 2014

The embattled basketball team owner broke the rules of how one should go about being racist in America.

April 28, 2014