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Americans spend more time on the job than workers in any other country. Isn't it time presumably labor-friendly Democrats did something about it?

To save the domestic auto industry, the UAW may end up killing itself.

As the gap widens between rich and poor, millions of black workers are challenging African National Congress rule. How did a victory against apartheid turn into class war?

Almost entirely under the media radar, unemployed workers here are taking over bankrupt businesses and reopening them under democratic management.

SEIU President Andy Stern heads one of the strongest unions in the country. Why is he so cozy with corporations?

Michael Moore's healtcare documentary is less partisan, less outrageous--but more real--than anything he's done before.

The US guest-worker program has locked thousands in a modern-day form of indentured servitude.

John Edwards is meticulously laying the groundwork to become the candidate of organized labor, insisting prosperity can expand only if unionization expands.

A labor organizer was beaten to death after exposing exploitative labor practices in the United States and Mexico.

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This Tuesday, as Wisconsinites voted in primaries to replace Governor Scott Walker and five other statewide office holders, the union of graduate students at the heart of the 2011 Capitol protests, stood apart from their union fellows, and refused to endorse any candidate.

May 8, 2012

Largest rally in a year sees Wisconsin protest movement on message and on the march—backing the recall and removal of an anti-labor governor and demanding restoration of collective-bargaining rights.

March 11, 2012

We might have ourselves a good-old fashioned strike scenario during the London Olympic games.

February 29, 2012

The president returned to the battleground state of Wisconsin and gave a well-received speech. But he avoided hot-button labor issues and the trade and industrial policies that are needed to really renew manufacturing.

February 16, 2012

Wisconsin groups and activists have for a full year maintained an epic mass mobilzation on behalf of labor rights. 

February 14, 2012

Clint Eastwood talked up American workers in a moving Super Bowl ad, but images from Madison protests were altered to leave out teachers' union signs.

February 6, 2012

The Deal with Detroit is gold dust for Democrats. Reality is a bit more complicated.

February 2, 2012

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says that if he fails to win reelection, the right’s anitlabor push may fall apart. 

January 20, 2012

The UFW had two souls—the strike, and the boycott. 

January 5, 2012

It's women and “minorities” vs. large corporations and Republican lawmakers. Will grassroots organizers beat big-dollar businesses to win fairness for home care workers? 

December 26, 2011