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This essay, a finalist in The Nation's Student Writing Contest, argues that the new president should restore workers' rights ASAP.

A labor organizer from Chicago sheds light on the ongoing protest for wages owed to Republic Windows and Doors workers.

The Republican Party has set itself firmly against the agenda of the labor movement. So to observe Labor Day in St. Paul was a strange experience indeed.

Meet Working America: a self-declared mass organization with a working-class base and a strategy to win.

Together, unions can force the government to take on the issue of green-collar jobs.

Few people watching the Firestone-sponsored Super Bowl halftime show are aware of the company's reputation in Liberia for harsh working conditions, child labor and environmental ruin.

If the Mexican government and Grupo Mexico succeed in smashing a miners'
strike, the reverberations will be felt even across the US border.

Partisan appointments to Bush's National Labor Relations Board have ensured it's virtually impossible for workers to get a fair shake.

Guest blogging at The Nation.com, gazing into Kristol's ball, revisiting Hoover's roundup.

Striking members of the Writers Guild of America are bringing the labor movement something it hasn't had for a long time: an audience.

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As low-wage retail jobs take over our economy, this strike will tell us whether workers can improve them.

October 9, 2012

Illinois activists were taken into custody after staging a nonviolent protest against Walmart's cruel working conditions. 

October 2, 2012

Score another victory for resistance. After thirty-one workers sued his acclaimed restaurant Del Posto, celebrity chef Mario Batali has agreed to a $1.15 million settlement.

September 27, 2012

Teachers in Chicago, Verizon workers and Quebec's students recently proved that strikes and resistance work.

September 24, 2012

The overturn of Scott Walker’s anti-labor law reminds us that workers and their unions have a right to equal protection under the law.

September 17, 2012

“Collective bargaining has been restored for teachers across Wisconsin, for municipal employees across Wisconsin,” says a key union leader.

September 14, 2012

Twenty-six thousand teachers and school staff are expected to join the picket lines in Chicago Monday. Why? 

September 10, 2012

More work, less pay, longer hours, slimmer chances to advance; the message is coming up: the place of struggle is the workplace, but it’s also everywhere else.

September 3, 2012

A successful five-week strike still leaves the Houston janitors below $10 an hour, while Pennsylvania eliminates healthcare for scores of children.

August 21, 2012

Houston janitors fought like hell to get from $8.35 an hour to $9.35 an hour—over four years—cleaning the offices of billionaires.

August 17, 2012