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The Democrats should start framing economic justice as a moral issue.

Unlike communism and socialism, trade unionism has rarely inspired published "second thoughts" by embittered apostates.

On September 29 in San Francisco, 4,000 hotel employees--all members of the newly merged union UNITE HERE--walked out on strike or were locked out of their workplaces after their contracts expire

Labor Day has never been a very inspiring holiday, established as it was by late-nineteenth-century union bosses as a homegrown alternative to May Day, which was viewed as having uncomfortably le

For two years, journalist Andrew Rice lived in Uganda as a fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs.

Readers who'd like to support the workers of Local 556 can send a tax-deductible donation to "Safe Work/Safe Food," c/o Teamsters Local 556, 1750 Portland Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362.

Under the gun, unions are realizing they have to think outside the big box.

In a Service Employees union hall in Boston, a hospital worker raises her hand.

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Apparel workers are demanding action from the retail giant following a deadly factory fire and a set of beatings and stabbings allegedly fomented by a contractor.

April 18, 2013

Working America is set to expand across the country—and directly enter the workplace.

April 17, 2013

The head of the National Domestic Workers Alliance discusses disappointments dealt by Democratic politicians, the challenges of sustaining non-union labor groups and how to confront the coming care crisis.

April 5, 2013

As Congress considers immigration reform, workers plan a global day of action for June 6.

April 1, 2013

Workers won their jobs back with a three-week strike, but then got fired all over again.

March 20, 2013

The Communications Workers of America says that the ruling overturning Obama’s nominations emboldened employers—like the one that terminated twenty-two union activists.

March 1, 2013

Janitors say they’re prepared to walk off the job to protest unsafe conditions and illegal retaliation.

February 22, 2013

Workers are protesting a new round of alleged intimidation tactics.

February 7, 2013

The agreement is designed to resolve Walmart’s allegations that workers’ Black Friday protests were illegal.

January 31, 2013