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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.

A Walmart employee

Organizers have found a new approach to promoting workers’ rights at the retail giant. And it seems to be working.

Occupy Wall Street protesters walk past a Chase bank

Groups long committed to challenging inequality and the power of big banks are joining the Occupy movement, in a mutually reinforcing relationship.

The forces fighting against Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union agenda are halting the Tea Party’s momentum. Will President Obama stand with them?

Democrats who run on clear platforms of standing with workers, defending public education and taxing corporations win elections.

The fate of America's unions and the fate of our middle class are inextricably intertwined.

Unions have no permanent political friends nor permanent political enemies. Unions only have permanent political issues.

King’s progressive credentials are impressive, but his popularity with members will be tested as he goes up against the Big Three in tough contract talks.

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Bhairavi Desai, executive director of the Taxi Workers Alliance, makes history as a newly-elected member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council. 

September 16, 2013

Union presidents challenged the Obama administration to fix Affordable Care Act issues which they warned could devastate their health plans.

September 12, 2013

At its quadrennial convention, the nation’s top labor federation pledged to combat mass incarceration.

September 10, 2013

The Los Angeles gathering of the nation’s largest labor federation included high-profile Democratic guests, soul-searching about diversity, and signs of a coming floor fight.

September 9, 2013

The nation’s largest labor federation will meet in Los Angeles to consider resolutions on issues ranging from its relationship to its member unions, to its relationship to the Democratic Party.

September 7, 2013

Following rallies in fifteen cities yesterday demanding the reinstatement of fired activists, workers plan a second Black Friday strike.

September 6, 2013

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