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Union protest

After one of Supreme Court’s most anti-union rulings in recent years, is there still time for organized labor to save itself?

Rally in Providence

A minimum-wage pre-emption measure, backed by the hotel industry and signed by Governor Chafee, has been met with hunger strikes, electoral challenges and protests.

Sarita Gupta

By starting with workers at the local level, we can bargain with employers despite weak labor laws.

David Rolf

We should move money toward innovation in the labor movement.

Homeless man

A super-wealthy few have successfully defeated all of their rivals—unions, the media, honest politicians, environmentalists—and now are free to do as they wish.

Wendy's workers

We are in the midst of a grassroots populist movement designed to rebalance the tilted economic scales in our country. 

For months, strikes and other protests have crippled a number of industries. But the new militancy is fragmented and has confined itself to economic grievances.

Sakuma Brothers strike

By law, a company can’t hire H-2A guest workers if it is in a labor dispute with its US workforce. But that is exactly what this Washington State berry grower is trying to do.

Baltimore housing

The cumulative effects of years of deindustrialization, weakened unions and soaring inequality have fundamentally reordered the country.

Blogs

Workers won their jobs back with a three-week strike, but then got fired all over again.

March 20, 2013

The difficult conditions that affect domestic workers also plague nurses in hospitals.

March 20, 2013

The US’s guest worker program is riddled with holes—and abuse. Just ask McDonald’s workers on “cultural exchange.”

March 18, 2013

Thomas Perez once pushed for a domestic workers’ bill of rights. Could he help the movement at the federal level?

March 18, 2013

A nonprofit, Catholic healthcare giant makes hundreds of millions in profits, raises the salaries of corporate executives and asks workers earning $31,000 a year to pay a $3,100 deductible for healthcare.

March 18, 2013

What can women do to be treated equally? And what do men have to do with it?

March 13, 2013

Organizers say management retaliated against strikers by locking them out of their homes.

March 13, 2013

While unions have taken a battering in recent years, the US once exported labor rights to the world.

March 10, 2013

Progressives are making real headway on mandatory paid sick leave at the local level—but the conservative pushback is on. 

March 8, 2013