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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.

This fall will see a fact-finding mission to Iraq to evaluate the condition of workers and the status of the labor movement.

While fighting givebacks, unions can't lose sight of the big healthcare
picture.

"Our job is to make sure that the labor movement talks about how the militarization of US foreign policy hurts workers at home."

Blogs

NYU becomes the only private university with unionized teaching assistants.

December 12, 2013

During today’s historic strike, fast-food workers will walk off the job in over 100 cities. 

December 5, 2013

If a company’s employees don't have enough money for food, it’s time to raise wages.

November 18, 2013

Ten bills blocking paid sick days have been passed, seven this year alone. But that doesn’t have progressives down.

November 7, 2013

The domestic workers’ rights movement offers powerful lessons for the broader fight against forced labor, trafficking and servitude.

November 7, 2013

Three out of the four largest industrial disasters in the history of the garment industry have occurred in the past year alone.

October 24, 2013

There’s a long history of players banding together for better playing conditions.

October 21, 2013

The grievance letter sent out by the Grambling State Tigers football team reveals a locker room too dangerous to call home.

October 21, 2013

The history of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers shows us just how much can be accomplished with savvy organizing at the grassroots and perseverance.  

October 18, 2013

Concerted pressure from labor, “alt-labor” community, women’s, immigrants, seniors and disability rights groups made change happen after eighty years. A pledge by candidate Obama and the personal commitment of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis helped too.

September 22, 2013