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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.

Blogs

Walmart drew White House praise for pledging to hire 100,000 veterans, but some workers pan the plan.

January 15, 2013

A citywide strike kicks off Wednesday to prevent the privatization of yellow buses.

January 15, 2013

The ruling brings warehouse workers one step closer to holding Walmart directly responsible for alleged retaliation and wage theft.

January 7, 2013

A labor official says the kind of auditing Walmart wants to bring to its US warehouses “led directly to the deaths of 112 people in Bangladesh.”

January 3, 2013

Coverage of Newtown, the great Walmart walkout and 2012's most valuable progressives.

December 22, 2012

Protestors in Argentina hope international pressure can end Walmart's union-busting in the US.

December 21, 2012

Workers across five continents will protest alleged retaliation against US Walmart employees.

December 13, 2012

A very real ideological battle is being waged between labor and the forces that wish to destroy the power of collective bargaining.

December 12, 2012

The OUR Walmart approach doesn't rely on majority membership at one store, but a coalition of workers across the country. 

December 11, 2012