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When the lens is turned on Southerners, it's often the ignorant ones, like Pastor Terry Jones, that we see. That makes it doubly important to remember the brave radicals, like 1920s labor activist Ella May Wiggins, can sprout from the South, too.

There are people who have been unemployed for six months and there are some who have been unemployed for 99 months or more. Congress should watch out for the 1.5 million unemployed people known as the "99ers."

His single-minded pursuit of growth alienated allies. Did it produce the gains he promised?

Hit hard by the recession, America's restaurant workers are fighting for a fair deal.

The AFL-CIO's new president warns that members of the academy should make common cause with the justifiable anger among working people.

Holding the budget hostage while state unemployment tops 12 percent, California growers and their political allies have slashed funding for schools and social services. The March for California's Future is challenging the stranglehold that big agriculture exerts over the state.

The multinational mining giant Rio Tinto has uprooted unions, slashed wages and abused employees all over the world. Now workers at its California facility are fighting a lockout.

Garment workers at a suburban Chicago factory fight to save their jobs and prove that social unionism is still relevant.

We shouldn't pass up a chance to enlist the auto industry in a green transition.

Autoworkers should meet this crisis as they have in the past: boldly and visibly.

Blogs

Massachusetts’s disability and senior care workers just got a major pay raise.

June 29, 2015

Amid revelations about threats posed by secret trade deals, a broad coalition tells Congress to just say "no."

June 3, 2015

The socially-minded brand has ignored the demands of migrant workers in its supply chain.

May 27, 2015

In a victory for the Fast Food workers movement, New York’s governor has created a path for wage increases through executive action.

May 13, 2015

Labor advocates are harnessing the power of both workers and consumers to reform nail salons.

May 11, 2015

Following the NYU and UConn victories, graduates at Yale and other universities are demanding recognition as workers.

May 6, 2015

Black women have been labor movement faithfuls and today scramble to be unionized. So why aren’t there more in labor leadership?

May 1, 2015

The low wages the government pays its army of contract workers is exacerbating precarity in the labor force as a whole.

April 22, 2015

Yesterday’s strikers ranged from retail and fast food workers to adjuncts and caregivers—all those ousted from the 1 percent economy.

April 16, 2015

But more often than not, states are preventing workers from securing unemployment benefits.

April 14, 2015