Nation Topics - Labor Organizing and Activism
News and Features
For too long, unions have mistaken access for power. They need to get back to organizing and activating members.
With no help likely to come from Congress, Dorian Warren and Chris Hayes ask: what can Obama, his National Labor Relations Board appointees and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis can do to promote labor organizing?
With US approval and privatization the goal, the government is targeting organized labor.
A talk with AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka on the state of the labor movement and plans for the future.
For nearly two years, the loudest and most insistent voices in American politics have been on the extreme right. At the One Nation, Working Together march, this is going to change.
When the lens is turned on Southerners, it's often the ignorant ones, like Pastor Terry Jones, that we see. That makes it doubly important to remember the brave radicals, like 1920s labor activist Ella May Wiggins, can sprout from the South, too.
There are people who have been unemployed for six months and there are some who have been unemployed for 99 months or more. Congress should watch out for the 1.5 million unemployed people known as the "99ers."
His single-minded pursuit of growth alienated allies. Did it produce the gains he promised?
Hit hard by the recession, America's restaurant workers are fighting for a fair deal.
The AFL-CIO's new president warns that members of the academy should make common cause with the justifiable anger among working people.
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