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Nannies in New York state have brand-new labor protections. But it’s proving hard to enforce employment laws at home.

The swelling ranks of precarious workers—freelancers, independent contractors, interns—can learn much from domestic workers' efforts to gain legal rights.

Scott Walker

The protests in Wisconsin have inspired a new generation of candidates—and they’re winning.

Keystone XL protest

As the Keystone XL battle has shown, the blue-green alliance is in trouble—and only a deeper kind of solidarity can rescue it.

A progressive labor slate has won a historic legislative victory, overturning the traditional Democratic machine.

Not content with their successful assaults on public workers, Republicans are set on destroying private sector unions, pushing “right to work” laws with false promises of job creation.

Faced with the retail giant's continued suppression and intimidation, Walmart workers have found untraditional ways to unionize.

Blogs

If the Walmart workers can win, it will send a message to low-wage, anti-labor corporations everywhere. 

November 21, 2012

As Black Friday approaches, workers report “captive audience” meetings designed to discourage strikes.

November 20, 2012

Occupy Wall Street is showing solidarity with striking Walmart workers. 

November 20, 2012

What’s the real purpose of Walmart’s Labor Board charge against the United Food & Commerical Workers Union? 

November 19, 2012

Dallas Walmart workers are walking back out on strike.

November 16, 2012

A raise would reduce inequality and boost the economy. Why won’t lawmakers act?

November 15, 2012

The superstore is cracking down on organizers as they rally support for a "Black Friday" strike. 

November 15, 2012

Thursday, warehouse workers will launch a one-day walk-out which could spread further, including to Walmart stores.

November 13, 2012

As low-wage retail jobs take over our economy, this strike will tell us whether workers can improve them.

October 9, 2012

Illinois activists were taken into custody after staging a nonviolent protest against Walmart's cruel working conditions. 

October 2, 2012