Nation Topics - Labor Organizing and Activism
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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.
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.
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.