Nation Topics - Labor Organizing and Activism
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In the depressed former steel towns of western Pennsylvania, disillusionment with all politicians is deep. The AFL-CIO's labor affiliate is trying to change that.
At a time when 4.5 million Americans make at or below the minimum wage, a broad coalition unites to demand better pay.
As a hot summer rolls on and the lockout enters its third week, New York City unions ramp up the pressure.
The once-marginal Syriza coalition could bring down the current weak government—but to attain power it must get more union support.
Days after being locked out, the utility company’s union workers show that they’re not going down without a fight.
The crushing recall loss shows that labor must find better ways to defend itself in the electoral arena.
Nannies in New York state have brand-new labor protections. But it’s proving hard to enforce employment laws at home.
Just thank a union.
The swelling ranks of precarious workers—freelancers, independent contractors, interns—can learn much from domestic workers' efforts to gain legal rights.
Lessons from over eight decades of labor activism.
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