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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.

Airport workers

Passenger service workers earn significantly lower wages than the largely unionized airline employees with whom they work. Now they’re organizing to change that.

Walmart shopping cart

A landmark ruling by the National Labor Relations Board says Walmart unlawfully harassed and fired employees for protesting.

Bill de Blasio at a rally

The mayoral hopeful is one of the most high-profile politicians to come out in support of the growing movement for low-wage workers’ rights.

Richard Trumka

At its LA convention, organized labor vowed to reinvigorate organizing and strengthen progressive alliances. And not a moment too soon.

Models

Defying stereotypes, the Model Alliance gets serious about organizing—and writes its own law to protect the most vulnerable models: children and young teens.

Adjunct

Low-paid adjunct faculty, who are mostly female, have started unionizing for better pay—and winning.

Blogs

Walmart’s latest critique of the outlet turns on the meaning of the word “new.”

December 4, 2012

This summer’s original Walmart strikers tell The Nation they’re celebrating the most recent walk-outs, and thinking big for the future.

December 1, 2012

Workers say Walmart is directly responsible for rampant wage theft and retaliation.

November 30, 2012

Next month, expect the Walmart campaign to engage customers, attack retaliation and stage a major event on an undisclosed day.

November 29, 2012

A monitoring organization is slamming Walmart for creating the conditions for the fire that killed 112 workers.

November 26, 2012

Despite “captive meetings” and the threat of arrest, hundreds of Walmart employees took a stand against the infamously anti-labor superstore. 

November 26, 2012

By striking in 100 cities, workers escalated their struggle with the retail giant and tried to inspire co-workers afraid of retaliation.

November 24, 2012

A coalition of labor supporters protested alongside striking employees to speak out against Walmart's intimidation and abuse. 

November 23, 2012

Will Facebook conversations mobilize workers to strike?

November 21, 2012