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Models

Defying stereotypes, the Model Alliance gets serious about organizing—and writes its own law to protect the most vulnerable models: children and young teens.

Bill de Blasio

The New York City mayoral candidate talks labor issues, climate change, the NYPD and the legacy of A-Rod.

unemployment line

How corporate America used the Great Recession to turn good jobs into bad ones. 

The country's largest employer tried to compare the wages of their long-term employees to the stipends of Nation interns. The Daily Beast bought their spin.

CTU Protest

Showdowns in Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City and beyond have turned out parents and teachers in droves—and revealed how out of touch education reformers really are.

Walmart protest

In the wake of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza disaster, consumers are showing new interest in brands that do right by their workers.

Adjunct

Low-paid adjunct faculty, who are mostly female, have started unionizing for better pay—and winning.

The Nation's Greg Kaufmann joined Stand Up! With Pete Dominick to argue that there are ways to alleviate poverty in America and that it starts with increasing the minimum wage.

Chicago taxi

If cab drivers in Chicago win their lawsuit to become employees of the city, their jobs will become a lot less terrible.

Blogs

Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette has successfully blocked the publication of Governor Scott Walker's anti-labor legislation for almost two weeks. Now, the courts are backing him up.

March 24, 2011

In a lot of the talk about attacks on labor, the focus has been on electoral politics and cash. But doing away with unions does away with one of the only forms of popular education we have. It's person-to-person education that will save us. Organizing. And we need the unions for that.

March 23, 2011

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker got the legislature to do his bidding. But there is a third branch of government, and the judges aren’t buying what Walker’s selling.

March 19, 2011

Protests met the arrival of Wisconsin state Senators in Washington, there to collect checks from corporate lobbyists.

March 17, 2011

Corporate lobbyists will gather at Haley Barbour’s old lobbying office to “thank” Wisconsin Republicans for enacting anti-labor legislation. The price of saying “thanks” ranges from $1,000 (to get in the door) to $5,000 (to host the lavish gathering).

March 16, 2011

In another blow to democracy, Governor Scott Walker's consigliere, Senate majority leader Scott Fitzgerald, announces plan to deny Democratic state senators the right to have their votes recorded.

March 15, 2011

Farmers, workers and their supporters, undaunted by Governor Scott Walker's power grabs, converged on Madison to fight for labor rights and the future of their state. They came in record numbers, chanting: “This is what democracy looks like!”

March 12, 2011

The Wisconsin governor's actions throughout the past three weeks have angered the public to the point that many are now pushing for recalling the state's Republican legislators.

March 11, 2011

Governor Scott Walker has unintentionally created a powerful movement. Now that Walker has got his bill, how will the pro-union forces push back? General strike? Break the banks? Recall? All of the above?

March 11, 2011

Sometimes things fall apart and sometime they flow together. As the Wisconsin State Senate rammed through their union-busting bill Wednesday night, people in the capitol chanted “General strike!” And I heard an echo. Not of 1934, the last time there was a general strike in the US, but earlier.

March 10, 2011