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There are bigger American unions, but none that are feistier organizers than HERE (hotel and restaurant workers) and UNITE (historically garment and textile workers).

The New School University is one of Manhattan's most storied progressive institutions. But don't tell that to the people who work there.

A vast impoverished population languishes in the midst of our economy.

On the tenth anniversary of the NAFTA accord, mainstream media accounts have voiced muted disappointment with its relatively meager effects.

The call by George W. Bush for major reform of our failed immigration policy was undoubtedly made with election-year eyes fixed on the growing Latino vote.

Labor studies programs are under attack by a well-financed right-wing campaign.

A joyless holiday season faces 70,000 unionized Southern and Central California supermarket workers who have been on strike or locked out since October 11.

Taking privatization to extremes, a new law ends the public sector as we knew it.

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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

Paid sick leave fights could benefit from Occupy Wall Street's support, and help shape its direction.

January 5, 2012

It's women and “minorities” vs. large corporations and Republican lawmakers. Will grassroots organizers beat big-dollar businesses to win fairness for home care workers? 

December 26, 2011