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Despite the split following the 2004 election, labor groups are gearing
up for the November elections like never before.

Low wages, segregation and dangerous working conditions in a North
Carolina factory reveal a meatpacking industry where labor laws no
longer matter.

The organic label means your food is pesticide-free, but an
investigation into California farms reveals that the label means nothing but
pain for the workers who produced it.

After pressure from the local newspaper and the City Council
questioning the use of sweatshop labor to create Pittsburgh Pirates regalia, Major League Baseball seems willing to listen to activists' complaints.

On July 2, Mexico will choose a new president. Whoever wins will face an ongoing labor movement challenging the neoliberal policies of the past.

Life remains cheap in the coalfields of Appalachia because of the Bush Administration's incompetence and neglect in the face of human and environmental tragedy.

The May 20 mine disaster presents more evidence that the Bush Administration places miners in peril with budget cuts, regulatory rollbacks and industry-friendly appointees.

A global, grassroots campaign against Coca-Cola is using product bans
and lawsuits to shed light on the corporate giant's exploitation and brutality in Colombia, India and elsewhere.

Immigrant advocates at the World Social Forum offered real
alternatives to the narrow debate over how to fix the system.

Labor activists in Idaho hope to repeal repressive "Right To Work" laws
and educate a new generation on the history of labor struggles.

Blogs

With unions in crisis, alternative labor groups have seen explosive growth. Without automatic dues deduction, how should they pay the bills?

July 17, 2013

The media is back to villainize another strike—this time of BART workers.

July 2, 2013

Today's strike is designed to pressure the president to use his executive authority to raise labor standards for federal contracting.

July 2, 2013

Following a Facebook fortune-funded teacher bonus plan, Newark teachers elected an incumbent president who supports a recent “performance bonus’ for ‘peer review’ plan, and an executive board mostly opposed to it.

June 28, 2013

In an exclusive interview, Alan Grayson says retaliation is ‘pervasive,’ and ‘the law against it has become utterly impotent.’

June 25, 2013

Workers and supporters urged Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, a Walmart board member, to address the firing of eleven Walmart worker-activists.

June 24, 2013

AFL-CIO President Trumka asks new labor activists for help as a strike looms.

June 22, 2013

The OUR Walmart campaign alleges that multiple strikers are being retaliated against.

June 22, 2013

SEIU charges that the treatment of subcontracted security guards contradicts Google's motto.

June 20, 2013

Workers at Guitar Center, the music gear company recently purchased by Bain Capital, say they can’t survive under new pay structures.

June 18, 2013