Help

Nation Topics - Labor

Topic Page

Articles

News and Features

San Diego

Since June, San Diego and Los Angeles have passed a trio of minimum wage increases. Which city will be next?

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.

Blogs

It's time for the AFL-CIO to embrace constitutional reform.

June 26, 2012

From marriage to the military, LGBTQ people have won acceptance. Now can we tackle the unacceptable levels of fear, poverty and shame that pervade our society?

June 25, 2012

There is no state where a person can afford a two-bedroom apartment working a forty-hour week on any state’s minimum wage.

June 25, 2012

By striking down a century-old Montana anti-corruption law, a narrow High Court majority has removed barriers to the buying of state and local elections by multinational corporations.

June 25, 2012

Even the non-sporty among us have likely benefited from its enforcement.

June 25, 2012

A global tax on Wall Street speculation is a good idea whose time has come.

June 25, 2012

Houston janitor Adriana Vasquez travels to Congress and asks Jamie Dimon one simple question.

June 22, 2012

The Supreme Court’s partisan majority has made it harder for public-sector unions to engage in politics. This is not what democracy looks like.

June 21, 2012

Nurses and their allies launch a national campaign to push for a tax on financial transactions.

June 19, 2012

Unions invested heavily in the campaign to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Was that a huge mistake?

June 15, 2012