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A policeman in Beijing

Hard-hitting New York Times coverage has been journalism at its best—although the Chinese authorities apparently don't agree.

The late organizer helped pave a progressive path forward for New York and elsewhere.

Amazon warehouse

My life as a temp in California’s Inland Empire, the belly of the online shopping beast.

Airport workers

Passenger service workers earn significantly lower wages than the largely unionized airline employees with whom they work. Now they’re organizing to change that.

Walmart shopping cart

A landmark ruling by the National Labor Relations Board says Walmart unlawfully harassed and fired employees for protesting.

Kalpona Akter

Surging union growth and militancy is due to courageous leaders like Kalpona Akter: child laborer at 12, union president at 15, she’s now head of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity.

Children spinning

The country must find the political will to end this national disgrace.

Tar from the tobacco leaves stains the hands of young workers.

Young farm workers are falling ill from “green tobacco sickness” while the industry denies it and government lets it happen.

Michael Steele with a wild turkey he shot in 2012

Under pressure, the Obama administration withdrew rules barring young laborers from dangerous work—a decision with grave consequences for several families.

Blogs

In Wisconsin, union activists are joining Arlo Guthrie to sing the full version of "This Land Is Your Land" -- including the class-conscious, economic-justice lines.

July 14, 2011

The Conservative goverment's use of Greece as a boogie-man to justify public-sector cuts looks increasingly bankrupt. Someone tell Ed Miliband.

July 1, 2011

Ohio labor and community groups seeking to overturn anti-labor legislation needed 231,000 signatures to force a referendum. They exceeded the goal —by more than one million.

June 29, 2011

A report released last month found that Massey Energy was largely responsible for the mine explosion that killed 29 people. But little justice has been rendered.

June 26, 2011

As Justice David Prosser was battling on the state Supreme Court on behalf of Governor Walker's anti-labor agenda, he reportedly attacked a justice who disagreed with him. This is at least the second instance where Walker’s highly controversial judicial ally had been accused of abusing a female colleague on the high court.

June 25, 2011

Republican senators and the right-wing echo chamber did everything they could to prevent unionization of airport screeners. The union drive succeeded anyway.

June 23, 2011

The Court says that the nation's largest private employer can't be taken to task for discriminating against women because that discrimination appears to have taken place on a massive scale. Say what?

June 20, 2011

While his colleague Michele Bachmann mounts a vanity campaign for president, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison is mounting a serious campaign for American jobs.

June 18, 2011

It's official—the high court of Wisconsin has re-instated Scott Walker's union-busting "Budget Repair Bill" as the law of the land. 

June 15, 2011

Demonstrators returned to Wisconsin's Capitol to protest the Republican-led “extraordinary session” used to pass Gov. Walker's controversial budget.

June 15, 2011