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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.  

Rose Ann DeMoro discusses the Mainstreet Contract for America, a new activist movement inspired by nurses but extending to everyone.

John Nichols joins Laura Flanders at Netroots Nation to discuss political and digital organization, and a new group that he refers to as the "next roots"—the students, mothers and the once apolitical who are now mobilizing. 

It's official—the high court of Wisconsin has re-instated Scott Walker's union-busting "Budget Repair Bill" as the law of the land. 

We Are All Wisconsinites

How can the pro-worker movement born in the streets of Madison be nurtured into a national force?

Actress Susan Sarandon joined protesters at the Wisconsin Capitol to speak out against Governor Walker and his anti-worker bill.

Union protesters in Wisconsin are shrewdly targeting M&I Bank, a top Walker campaign contributor.

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 do to promote labor organizing?

Blogs

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