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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?

By pouring money into politics, pesticide companies have beat back attempts to protect the public.

VW

German corporations are far more respectful of worker rights—and may have more influence on future US developments than our politicians realize.

Nanette Lepore

At Nanette Lepore’s studio, that Fashion Week magic starts with the actual work of patternmaking, cutting and sewing.

Rhiannon Broschat

All over the country, parents are losing jobs because of conflicting orders: public health officials instructing parents to keep kids home, and bosses threatening to fire workers who don’t come in. 

Blogs

The Indiana governor is leading the fight to roll back protections for workers. Tonight he’ll be the face of the Republican party when he replies to Obama’s State of the Union.

January 24, 2012

More than 40 percent of Republicans disagree with GOP union-bashing. Labor's smart campaigning against Gingrich and Romney could influence Florida voting—in January, and November.
 

January 21, 2012

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says that if he fails to win reelection, the right’s anitlabor push may fall apart. 

January 20, 2012

Walker has told allies there’s “no doubt” that Republican governors would back off attacks on unions if he loses.

January 18, 2012

540,208 signatures are required to force the antilabor governor to face a new election. Activists gathered almost double that number.

January 17, 2012

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