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What unions did right--and wrong--in the 2004 election.
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.
Additional reporting by Cissy Rebich.
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