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Garment worker

Despite some laudatory local and state efforts, taxpayer dollars are still being used to purchase clothes made in sweatshops.

Inside the movement that’s pushing to make a living wage a reality in Seattle.

Ludlow tent city

All the factors that defined the 1914 conflict at Ludlow are with us once again.

Cesar Chavez

A new film about the labor leader reduces him to a caricature and ignores his true strengths as an organizer.

Supreme Court

The fate of public sector unionism lies with a single Supreme Court justice—and not the one you’d want.

Uniqlo

What happens when a computer sets your schedule?

Ron Unz

The conservative businessman and activist talks to The Nation about his unlikely support for raising the minimum wage, his views on immigration and more. 

The pathbreaking CHAMACOS study has detected developmental problems in children born to mothers who toiled in California’s treated fields—but will anything change?

Blogs

Dr. King died while organizing on behalf of labor rights in the public sector. He would be horrified by the rise of anti-labor policies—especially proposals for so-called “right-to-work” laws.

January 16, 2012

Facing a recall threat, Wisconsin's governor is aggressively raising money... in Austin. With a $250,000 check from the guy who funded “Swift Boat” ads, and more from Rick Perry’s inner circle, Walker’s trolling in Texas.

January 12, 2012

Republican presidential candidates are demonizing unions while an ad from a pro-Gingrich group demonstrates how necessary they are. 

January 9, 2012

Republican presidential contenders love Wisconsin's anti-labor governor almost as much as they hate the NLRB and unions.

January 9, 2012

The UFW had two souls—the strike, and the boycott. 

January 5, 2012

Paid sick leave fights could benefit from Occupy Wall Street's support, and help shape its direction.

January 5, 2012

It's women and “minorities” vs. large corporations and Republican lawmakers. Will grassroots organizers beat big-dollar businesses to win fairness for home care workers? 

December 26, 2011

Governor Walker thinks his money can beat a recall. He’s wrong.

December 18, 2011

Cuts in service, shuttering facilities and mass layoffs will hurt workers, communities, the USPS and the economy.

December 6, 2011

An old campaign tape reveals that Scott Walker, who is spending millions to avert a recall election, once hailed them as democracy in action.

December 3, 2011