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When Delphi declared bankruptcy, cutting workers' wages, pensions and
healthcare, auto unions in Indiana drew the line. Now they are prepared to
strike or take work-to-rule actions.

After twenty years of inaction, the US Senate is considering sweeping
immigration reform. But a push for quick action and the November
elections may thwart the current bipartisan consensus.

Robert Fitch's Solidarity for Sale exposes corruption as the cause of the current crisis in American labor.

Immigrant advocates at the World Social Forum offered real
alternatives to the narrow debate over how to fix the system.

Recent mining disasters demonstrate that the Bush Administration should be called to account for replacing federal mine regulators, who were identifying hazards and meeting requirements, with industry-friendly stand-ins.

Labor activists in Idaho hope to repeal repressive "Right To Work" laws
and educate a new generation on the history of labor struggles.

The stampede is on in corporate America to freeze or pare back pension
benefits. And that will leave most of us out in the cold.

Cesar, who was always good at symbols, saved his best for last: a simple pine box, fashioned by his brother's hands, carried unceremoniously through the Central Valley town he made famous.

Pass the Employee Free Choice Act to create more unions, keep workers
safe from labor-law violations, preserve middle-class jobs and
stabilize the economy.

While the edges continue to be smoothed off Martin Luther King Jr.'s bracing challenges to racism, war and free-market exploitation, the holiday is a time to remember a leader who believed civil rights and labor rights are tightly intertwined.

Blogs

Without serious reform, migrant fishers in Thailand will remain as disposable as fish bait.

March 2, 2015

Disregarding and disrespecting protests of teachers and nurses does not prepare him to see off global threats.

February 27, 2015

They’ve joined the growing airport workers' movement for an end to back-breaking work and paltry benefits.

February 27, 2015

Workers want full-time jobs and a living wage, not a publicity stunt.

February 25, 2015

Voters force school-closing Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff and demand an elected school board.

February 25, 2015

The 2016 contender who last year warned new anti-labor measures were divisive and “a distraction” is back in for a fight with unions.

February 20, 2015

These guestworkers were vindicated this week when the contractor who arranged their captivity was slapped with a $14 million guilty verdict. 

February 20, 2015

The mayor’s spending millions, but unions and progressives are fighting for grassroots democracy.

February 19, 2015

In states from South Dakota to Oklahoma, right-wing representatives are pulling every string to try to keep the poor down.

February 18, 2015

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is getting bipartisan pushback against his attack on labor unions.

February 16, 2015