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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. 

de Blasio inauguration

Suddenly local fashion is all the rage. But can the garment trades once again bring good jobs to New York City?

The late organizer helped pave a progressive path forward for New York and elsewhere.

Blogs

Workers across five continents will protest alleged retaliation against US Walmart employees.

December 13, 2012

A very real ideological battle is being waged between labor and the forces that wish to destroy the power of collective bargaining.

December 12, 2012

The OUR Walmart approach doesn't rely on majority membership at one store, but a coalition of workers across the country. 

December 11, 2012

Union activists are traveling to Lansing to speak out against the “right to work” legislation that would silence Michigan workers.

December 10, 2012

Sports unions have joined to fight to defeat Michigan's proposed right-to-work legislation.

December 9, 2012

Right-wing donors have lavishly funded "right to work” advocacy groups in Michigan. 

December 8, 2012

In one day, Michigan legislators announce and pass “Right to Work”—really “No Rights at Work”—legislation.

December 6, 2012

This holiday season, join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in calling on Publix to stop paying farmworkers sub-poverty wages. 

December 6, 2012

One news report reveals Walmart’s role in defeating a proposal for retail corporations to pay for safety improvements; the other shows that multiple Walmart suppliers used the factory this year.

December 6, 2012

Walmart strikers took huge risks by walking off the job on Black Friday. 

December 5, 2012