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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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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