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Unlike communism and socialism, trade unionism has rarely inspired published "second thoughts" by embittered apostates.

On September 29 in San Francisco, 4,000 hotel employees--all members of the newly merged union UNITE HERE--walked out on strike or were locked out of their workplaces after their contracts expire

Guest workers in the US are routinely punished for asserting their rights.

Labor Day has never been a very inspiring holiday, established as it was by late-nineteenth-century union bosses as a homegrown alternative to May Day, which was viewed as having uncomfortably le

For two years, journalist Andrew Rice lived in Uganda as a fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs.

The pilot manufacturing factory for SweatX, the noble anti-sweatshop brand that aspired to prove that fully unionized and even worker-owned garment factories can thrive in a sea of sweatshops, qu

Seeing the limits of living-wage laws, activists seek a raise for all workers.

Readers who'd like to support the workers of Local 556 can send a tax-deductible donation to "Safe Work/Safe Food," c/o Teamsters Local 556, 1750 Portland Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362.

Under the gun, unions are realizing they have to think outside the big box.

In a Service Employees union hall in Boston, a hospital worker raises her hand.

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In a show of international solidarity, scores of fast food workers in about thirty countries walked off the job to push for improved working conditions and higher wages.

May 16, 2014

The campaign for higher wages in the fast food industry goes global. 

May 15, 2014

Currently, 39 states and Puerto Rico subsidize the entertainment business to the tune of about $1.5 billion. Yet many of these agreements lack concrete mandates to direct how companies use taxpayer money in the local economy

May 14, 2014

New York University’s Student Labor Action Movement got the the administration to finally act responsibility when doing business with the global fashion industry.

May 12, 2014

A year ago, many might have laughed at the idea of paying the plebe behind the counter $15 an hour. But now that workers have raised their voices, a living wage seems like a deeply modest proposal.

May 9, 2014

Women put in long hours inside and outside the home, making a more prosperous economy, and we reward them with crappy public policy.

May 8, 2014

Safety advocates say the government has plenty of tools available to protect workers; it just needs the political will to apply them.

May 2, 2014

For seventy-five years, industry has tried to paint organized workers as "red agitators."

May 1, 2014

Much of the world celebrates International Worker’s Day on May 1—but not the US.

May 1, 2014

The sherpas who perform incredibly dangerous work on the mountain have called off this year’s climbing season.

April 30, 2014