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Sarita Gupta

By starting with workers at the local level, we can bargain with employers despite weak labor laws.

David Rolf

We should move money toward innovation in the labor movement.

Wendy's workers

We are in the midst of a grassroots populist movement designed to rebalance the tilted economic scales in our country. 

Inside the movement that’s pushing to make a living wage a reality in Seattle.

Ludlow tent city

All the factors that defined the 1914 conflict at Ludlow are with us once again.

Cesar Chavez

A new film about the labor leader reduces him to a caricature and ignores his true strengths as an organizer.

Supreme Court

The fate of public sector unionism lies with a single Supreme Court justice—and not the one you’d want.

VW

German corporations are far more respectful of worker rights—and may have more influence on future US developments than our politicians realize.

Rhiannon Broschat

All over the country, parents are losing jobs because of conflicting orders: public health officials instructing parents to keep kids home, and bosses threatening to fire workers who don’t come in. 

Newark airport

Thanks to a muddled response from the bi-state agency, subcontracted workers at LaGuardia and JFK airports will receive raises, but those at Newark will not. 

Blogs

Following a Facebook fortune-funded teacher bonus plan, Newark teachers elected an incumbent president who supports a recent “performance bonus’ for ‘peer review’ plan, and an executive board mostly opposed to it.

June 28, 2013

In an exclusive interview, Alan Grayson says retaliation is ‘pervasive,’ and ‘the law against it has become utterly impotent.’

June 25, 2013

Workers and supporters urged Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, a Walmart board member, to address the firing of eleven Walmart worker-activists.

June 24, 2013

AFL-CIO President Trumka asks new labor activists for help as a strike looms.

June 22, 2013

The OUR Walmart campaign alleges that multiple strikers are being retaliated against.

June 22, 2013

SEIU charges that the treatment of subcontracted security guards contradicts Google's motto.

June 20, 2013

Workers at Guitar Center, the music gear company recently purchased by Bain Capital, say they can’t survive under new pay structures.

June 18, 2013

The Nation’s Josh Eidelson discusses the striking Walmart workers on Democracy Now!.

June 11, 2013

While executives touted opportunity at ‘your Walmart,’ an OUR Walmart activist at today's meeting delivered a very different message.

June 7, 2013

The National Organization for Women's president says the Obamas have "screwed up" by praising Walmart.

June 6, 2013