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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

A Walmart pep rally and a union-backed protest took place some fifty feet apart at Walmart’s Bentonville "home office."

June 5, 2013

Seattle is the seventh city in eight weeks where fast food workers have gone on strike.

May 30, 2013

Workers are on strike in Massachusetts, the Bay Area and Miami, and plan to strike at least until June 7.

May 28, 2013

Good Jobs Nation says that ten strikers from the Ronald Reagan Building food court were initially told they couldn’t come back to work.

May 23, 2013

A new study says nearly 2 million workers with taxpayer-supported jobs make $12 per hour or less.

May 21, 2013

Hundreds of fast food and retail workers are expected to join the work stoppage, making Milwaukee the fifth city in the strike wave.

May 15, 2013

The non-union fast food walkout follows similar actions in New York, Chicago and St. Louis.

May 10, 2013

Workers will travel from around the country to meet supporters and then converge on the retail giant in Bentonville.

May 5, 2013

This year’s march was led by immigrant and youth activists pressing for long-awaited justice.

May 2, 2013

Wednesday’s coordinated worker delegations should represent the largest mobilization of OUR Walmart members since the Black Friday strikes.

April 23, 2013