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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.

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.

Blogs

Following rallies in fifteen cities yesterday demanding the reinstatement of fired activists, workers plan a second Black Friday strike.

September 6, 2013

Nine fired workers and one current one were arrested at the end of a rally at which they gave Walmart a deadline to raise wages and reinstate fired workers.

August 22, 2013

We’ll march for jobs as well we should, but where do I line up for the march for leisure?

August 22, 2013

The federation’s general counsel tells The Nation “limited, thoughtful experiments” with alternative organizing models could be ahead.

August 16, 2013

A proposed regulatory change would extend some basic federal protections to long-excluded domestic workers.

August 15, 2013

The bill, requiring hourly compensation of $12.50, is a high-profile challenge to Walmart’s business model.

August 7, 2013

Today marks the beginning of the largest fast food walkout in US history.

July 29, 2013

Port truckers in New Jersey and California are working with the Teamsters to organize—and they’re winning.

July 25, 2013

Workers allege serious safety issues, and retaliation for exposing them.

July 24, 2013