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May Day

 Plug into the spirit Occupy on May Day and throughout the spring.

General Strike

Outside the US, May 1 is international workers’ day. Unions, immigrant activists and Occupiers are now resurrecting May Day for Americans. 

The USDA proposes to increase the line speed at poultry plants, which could endanger employees who already work long hours doing repetitive hand motions.

Classroom

New studies show that many teachers are unhappy in their jobs—and in this climate of austerity, it's no wonder.

Scott Walker

The protests in Wisconsin have inspired a new generation of candidates—and they’re winning.

Poultry worker

The USDA proposes to increase line speed in poultry plants, but the debate is only about food safety. What about the workers?

What are some alternative tactics to create a different, more powerful general strike?

What can a general strike do for workers and their rights?

Jim Evans, chair of the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance

A campaign that brought together African-Americans and undocumented workers stopped an anti-immigrant bill in its tracks.

Why labor unions and environmental activists need to revive a crucial alliance.

Blogs

A new study exposes the hidden consequences of government contracting for workers and communities

March 24, 2014

The European Union’s new plan for restricting conflict materials in global trade starts with good intentions, but basically ends there.

March 21, 2014

On-call work schedules force part-time laborers to work erratic shifts for little pay, raising the question, “Is it even worth it?”

March 19, 2014

The British parliamentarian, who has died at age 88, was one of history’s great champions of giving power to the people.

March 14, 2014

“Our Postal Service is in need of true reform, not ill-advised, counterproductive attempts to slash service.”

March 13, 2014

Nation author Moshe Z. Marvit has been awarded this month’s Sidney Award for casting “a light on a previously obscure, but profoundly exploited class of workers.”

March 12, 2014

Included among the hundreds of chemicals used in electronics manufacturing in China are known carcinogens and reproductive toxins.

March 12, 2014

Students at the University of North Carolina want to ensure workers who make UNC apparel operate under safe conditions.

March 11, 2014

Change won’t come to America’s broken immigration system from policymakers. It will come from organizers.

March 10, 2014

Cadillac thinks we get more glory—and stuff—by working so hard. Research says the opposite.

March 7, 2014