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John Nichols reports on the situation in Madison and the future of the 14 Senators who left the state to prevent Walker from forcing the bill through the legislature.

Scott Walker's budget is expected, among other things, to be a huge blow to the public education system in the state.

Inside the Wisconsin State Capitol, The Nation's John Nichols joins Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman to talk about the vote and what it means for protests throughout the country.

Morello has experienced first hand how the people of Wisconsin are taking the narrative back from right-wing politicians.

From Madison, the civil rights leader explains how the protests of working people in Wisconsin are deeply connected to the struggle for civil rights in America's past and present.

In a new video from Madison, students, workers and activists explain the reasons they're fighting back against Scott Walker's anti-union legislation.

John Nichols joins The Progressive's Matthew Rothschild on GRITtv to discuss the forces pushing for Wisconsin's union-busting legislation.

It’s not only bad politics for states to use budget crises to bust unions—it’s also bad ­economics.

Blogs

Staples is at the center of a highly controversial “public-private partnership” deal to turn its counters into quasi-post offices. 

July 28, 2014

The bill purports to target only those who purchase sex, but threatens to indirectly criminalize many of the services, spaces and personal interactions that would make it possible for sex workers to openly do business.

July 16, 2014

After being denied access to workplace facilities for being transgender, a Hobby Lobby employee is now pressing a discrimination case with the Illinois Human Rights Commission. 

July 14, 2014

As a trade deal focusing on the financial sector is underway so too is a campaign to organize Wall Street’s rank-and-file.

July 9, 2014

A new report reveals the vast majority of workers are immigrants and people of color who earn about $8 less than the industry average. 

July 1, 2014

Today’s ruling was not as devastating as labor advocates feared it would be, but nevertheless lays the groundwork for more sweeping attacks on unions.

June 30, 2014

In The Curve’s second roundtable discussion, our contributors ask what legislative goals feminists can really achieve in Washington.

June 24, 2014

Sallie Mae broke the law, and SLAP demands that the Department of Education terminate its contract. 

June 23, 2014

The legislation will establish rules on working hours, rest breaks and dealing with work-related complaints.

June 23, 2014

And interview with Journalist Sheila Bapat on how domestic workers—mostly immigrant women and women of color—are winning labor protections nationwide.

June 12, 2014