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Chicago taxi

If cab drivers in Chicago win their lawsuit to become employees of the city, their jobs will become a lot less terrible.

OUR Walmart

Taking inspiration from small strikes and actions over the past few years, OUR Walmart activists struck a note of dissent at the corporation’s annual party.

Area janitors are fighting back against instances of unpaid overtime wages, denial of breaks and retaliation against union organizers.

Chicago workers strike

Demanding a living wage of $15 per hour, employees at Macy’s, Subway, McDonald’s, Victoria’s Secret and more have walked off the job.

Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Under the leadership of Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the Walmart Foundation used generous gifts to grease the way for store expansions.

Union protest

American unions are in deep trouble. What’s the way out?

It’s time to tie worker rights to “Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall.”

Let’s stop waiting for the government to tell us who can organize.

Inspired by Vermont’s successful drive for universal healthcare, the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer is working with activists from Maine, California and Oregon to expand healthcare access.

Walmart protest

The new labor campaign against the retail giant faces daunting odds, and the stakes are high: most of us live in the Walmart economy.

Blogs

Nine fired workers and one current one were arrested at the end of a rally at which they gave Walmart a deadline to raise wages and reinstate fired workers.

August 22, 2013

We’ll march for jobs as well we should, but where do I line up for the march for leisure?

August 22, 2013

The federation’s general counsel tells The Nation “limited, thoughtful experiments” with alternative organizing models could be ahead.

August 16, 2013

A proposed regulatory change would extend some basic federal protections to long-excluded domestic workers.

August 15, 2013

The bill, requiring hourly compensation of $12.50, is a high-profile challenge to Walmart’s business model.

August 7, 2013

Today marks the beginning of the largest fast food walkout in US history.

July 29, 2013

Port truckers in New Jersey and California are working with the Teamsters to organize—and they’re winning.

July 25, 2013

Workers allege serious safety issues, and retaliation for exposing them.

July 24, 2013

With unions in crisis, alternative labor groups have seen explosive growth. Without automatic dues deduction, how should they pay the bills?

July 17, 2013

The media is back to villainize another strike—this time of BART workers.

July 2, 2013