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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

In 2008, a worker occupation at the Chicago factory sent up a flare of resistance. Now those same workers are considering alternatives to working for a boss.

March 1, 2012

We might have ourselves a good-old fashioned strike scenario during the London Olympic games.

February 29, 2012

The presidential contenders are pitching a teacher-bashing, union-damning fundamentalism that’s just as extreme as their religious demagoguery.

February 28, 2012

Congress extended unemployment benefits, but it’s no good for those who’ve been jobless the longest.

February 23, 2012

As a last resort to end a fourteen-year campaign for a living wage, fifteen students are now on day six of a hunger strike.

February 23, 2012

Mark Miller, who led Wisconsin Democratic senators in the historic walkout in solidarity with Wisconsin's protest movement, wants to renew the progressive promise of movement politics.

February 17, 2012

If Obama wants his actions to match his rhetoric about helping the poor, he needs to show a lot more leadership.

February 16, 2012

The president returned to the battleground state of Wisconsin and gave a well-received speech. But he avoided hot-button labor issues and the trade and industrial policies that are needed to really renew manufacturing.

February 16, 2012

In the restaurant industry, the wage gap between men and women is a matter of policy. Millions of the restaurant workers who serve our food cannot afford to eat. 

February 14, 2012

Wisconsin groups and activists have for a full year maintained an epic mass mobilzation on behalf of labor rights. 

February 14, 2012