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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.

A joyless holiday season faces 70,000 unionized Southern and Central California supermarket workers who have been on strike or locked out since October 11.

The mega-retailer has set its sights on the urban market, but the living-wage movement is putting up a fight.

The signs all over the store proclaiming Everyday Low Prices look the
same (except that they're printed in Chinese), as do the neatly dressed
"associates" patrolling the selling floor.

The retail food workers strike in California may be the first in a series of battles that could shape the future of labor-management relations throughout the US.

Late last week, Yale clerical and maintenance workers who had been striking for three weeks won a contract that will transform the standard of living of clerical workers at the university, as wel

Workers have lost the right to organize. A new effort aims to get
it back.

Since 1968 the Democrats have been shut out, more or less, as majority
party. But with a small bump in left-of-center turnout, they'd be
running the country.

Blogs

In protests around the country on Thursday, Walmart workers presented a simple demand: full-time work at $15 an hour.

October 17, 2014

Millennial icon Lena Dunham’s relationship to unpaid labour is explored, contextualized and reframed by youth activists and media workers.

October 9, 2014

Can the protests go beyond calls for greater electoral transparency, to embrace a truly social democratic agenda?

October 1, 2014

Migrant domestic workers from Bangladesh enjoy little protection from their government, but they’re not alone.

October 1, 2014

After decades of entertaining the city, most jazz artists remain pension-less—but Justice for Jazz Artists wants to change that.

September 22, 2014

The workers awaiting immigration reform need the ability to work legally, but they also need to be empowered at work.

September 8, 2014

Nearly two years since their mobilization began with about 200 workers in New York, fast-food workers are following through on their two key demands: a $15 hourly wage and a union.

 
September 5, 2014

Unions are more welcome in New York than most places in the country, but a revival of the labor movement will require new traditions of workplace activism.

September 3, 2014

Keith Ellison and John Lewis are right: the US should recognize union organizing as a civil right.

August 31, 2014

Home healthcare workers in Minnesota just established a union, opening the door for negotiating higher wages. 

August 29, 2014