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

As the strike continues, Writers Guild members have turned the Internet into an organizing tool.

As the screenwriters strike enters its second week, take a moment to appreciate those without whom late night comics are struck mute, movies are left unmade and on TV, there's nothing but reality.

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.

Blogs

Can the Bangladesh Accord provide a template for globalized corporate accountability?

March 28, 2014

The European Union’s new plan for restricting conflict materials in global trade starts with good intentions, but basically ends there.

March 21, 2014

On-call work schedules force part-time laborers to work erratic shifts for little pay, raising the question, “Is it even worth it?”

March 19, 2014

It is time to call out politicians who use the authority of government to weaken existing unions and to thrwart the right to organize.

February 22, 2014

While raising the minimum wage for all workers requires the cooperation of Congress, President Obama can unilaterally raise the wages of federal contract workers.   

January 27, 2014

Thrity-two people were arrested at an SEIU-organized rally for liveable wages and a paid Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

January 21, 2014

Nearly thirty Amazon technicians held the first unionization vote in the company’s history.

January 16, 2014

The USPS needs support, not downsizing.

December 26, 2013

Hundreds of Amazon workers in Germany walk off the job in opposition to stressful working conditions and low pay.

December 16, 2013

JT’s backup dancers have made history by winning a union contract for touring artists.

December 13, 2013