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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.

How are labor activists to negotiate organizing when there are so many practical risks, and often so few tangible rewards associated with the process?

As domestic workers win state-level struggles for workplace protections, their employers—many of them middle-class families—get stuck with the bill, while the government gets off scot-free.

On June 22, several hundred nurses and progressive activists marched on Wall Street in New York demanding a new tax on financial transactions.  

Blogs

The agreement is designed to resolve Walmart’s allegations that workers’ Black Friday protests were illegal.

January 31, 2013

Target doesn’t deny that its contractors lock all the doors on the graveyard shift.

January 24, 2013

After an initial meeting, Walmart has told a union-backed warehouse workers group it decided to break it off.

January 17, 2013

Walmart drew White House praise for pledging to hire 100,000 veterans, but some workers pan the plan.

January 15, 2013

A citywide strike kicks off Wednesday to prevent the privatization of yellow buses.

January 15, 2013

The ruling brings warehouse workers one step closer to holding Walmart directly responsible for alleged retaliation and wage theft.

January 7, 2013

A labor official says the kind of auditing Walmart wants to bring to its US warehouses “led directly to the deaths of 112 people in Bangladesh.”

January 3, 2013

Coverage of Newtown, the great Walmart walkout and 2012's most valuable progressives.

December 22, 2012

Protestors in Argentina hope international pressure can end Walmart's union-busting in the US.

December 21, 2012