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Union march

Democratic candidates haven’t always had labor’s back—but Republicans are intent on ending collective bargaining altogether.

Wal-Mart shopping cart

In the latest action against the union-busting low-wage retailer, labor organizers may have finally found a strategy that works.

Mitt Romney

How Mitt and Ann made millions—and Mitt’s hedge fund donors made billions—from the auto-industry rescue that he condemned.

Abandoned steel mill

In the depressed former steel towns of western Pennsylvania, disillusionment with all politicians is deep. The AFL-CIO's labor affiliate is trying to change that.

Disguised by its billionaire backers as campaign finance reform, California’s Proposition 32 would destroy the political power of unions.

What's Missing From the Chicago Strike Debate

As Obama touts his education reforms and neoliberals face off with teachers, hardly anyone is talking about the real problems besetting America’s public schools.

South Africa's 'Marikana Moment'

The massacre of striking miners marked a tipping point, with the African National Congress moving closer to becoming just another party in power, rather than a liberation movement.

Teachers in Chicago realize that they are striking a blow for the preservation of public education across the country.

Isolating America's Workers

The pendulum swings hard against the rights of labor.

Blogs

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

June 15, 2012

Since January 2011, Ohio has thrown 70,000 poor people—including 40,000 children—off of cash assistance. 

June 15, 2012

While President Obama was speechifying about our possible economic future, workers in one famous Chicago factory were taking a big step towards theirs.  

June 15, 2012

The “money power” is on the march in our politics and the Vermont senator says the message of the billionaies is clear: “We want it all. And now we can buy it.”

June 8, 2012

Janitors in Houston speak out about sub-poverty wages and strike over workplace harrassment. Eleven are barred from returning to the job.

June 8, 2012

Minimum-wage workers today are earning less than they did in 1968—and it’s past time to fix that.

June 6, 2012

Our high schools are failing to prepare young people for an unforgiving economy.

June 6, 2012

After sixteen months of wrangling, anti-labor Governor Scott Walker finally faces his accountability moment.

June 5, 2012

More money in women’s pockets will mean more spending power in political campaigns.

June 4, 2012

The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights would be a huge gain for California workers and a terrific example for the rest of the country.

June 1, 2012