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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

Fighting for the labor rights of undocumented workers will improve the working conditions for all Americans, argues Isabel Macdonald in the Guardian.

October 19, 2010

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers signed a historic agreement between farmworkers and a major grower.

October 18, 2010

In an exclusive, two-part debate between Lou Dobbs and The Nation's Isabel Macdonald on MSNBC's The Last Word, host Lawrence O'Donnell declares Dobbs on trial for hypocrisy in the court of public opinion.

October 8, 2010

The Nation's Isabel Macdonald says that the millions of undocumented workers in this country cannot seek economic and social justice until they feel safe coming out of the shadows of the US economy.

October 8, 2010

Europe's workers march against austerity, but no government will challenge the new neoliberal orthodoxy.

September 30, 2010

As Colbert showed at the House immigration hearing, when he’s in character, he’s really about Washington’s character.

September 25, 2010

DAYBOOK will return Monday. In the meantime, see Stephen Colbert testify on immigration in front of congress—in character.

September 24, 2010

In different ways, both the neocons and the unions are demanding that the Obama administration take strong action to punish, isolate and sanction China.

September 15, 2010

Unions are in trouble. But if only we'd listened to them more often in the past, America wouldn't be in the predicament it's in now.

September 1, 2010

An interview with AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker on Big Banks and a new approach to prevent home foreclosure.

August 19, 2010