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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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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

Workers’ willingness to take direct action could stem from a recognition that the golden era of Chinese manufacturing is on the wane.

April 9, 2015

A radical re-evaluation of caregiving work—proposed in The Nation in 1926—is still potent today.

April 7, 2015

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