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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.

The fast-food giant's insistence on paying poverty wages to tomato pickers could backfire, as student activists' campaign for fair food cuts into their business.

Freelancers staged a walkout at Viacom this week, instigating one of the most unlikely and successful labor campaigns in recent memory.

Blogs

Workers at this New York restaurant were just awarded $2.67 million for egregious wage theft—and could motivate others to push back against labor violations.

March 25, 2015

The LWC counters that their tactics have involved creative direct action, not conspiracy or extortion.

March 13, 2015

The Tennessee governor’s budget will subsidize students’ college tuition with cuts to college workers’ benefits.

March 6, 2015

They’ve joined the growing airport workers' movement for an end to back-breaking work and paltry benefits.

February 27, 2015

Hong Kong’s domestic workers face an uphill struggle to secure their basic rights against exploitation and abuse.

February 13, 2015

Domestic workers are demanding an end to slavery-like conditions in the homes of the Hong Kong rich.

February 11, 2015

The Conservative Party’s proposal to increase the thresholds for strike votes isn’t about democracy—it’s about stifling unions.

February 9, 2015

Amid management intimidation, police violence and government disinterest, the movement is still pushing for better working conditions and fair compensation. 

January 23, 2015

As the unity government wrangles over management of the devastated Gaza Strip, government workers are striking for their overdue wages.

January 20, 2015

We’ve relegated Latino immigrants to the most dangerous jobs—and left them few effective ways to challenge mistreatment.

January 14, 2015