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Chicago workers strike

Demanding a living wage of $15 per hour, employees at Macy’s, Subway, McDonald’s, Victoria’s Secret and more have walked off the job.

Fast Food Forward

From the Bronx to Brooklyn, workers at car washes and fast food joints are finding ways to fight for their rights.

As images of wealth abound, the struggles of ordinary workers have become invisible.

Women day laborers wait for cleaning jobs in Brooklyn, New York

Day laborers who clean for ultra-Orthodox Jewish households are learning about their rights.

NCAA press conference

The annual hoops hysteria known as March Madness generates a tidal wave of revenue—but the players don’t receive a dime of it.

Sheryl Sandberg

Feminists were quick—too quick—to question the Facebook COO's motives for writing Lean In, her self-help manifesto.

The heat is on big banks and CEOs as labor and community activists band together.

A doctor and patient

Disguised as health promotion, it’s another form of cost-shifting to employees, in which some will be unfairly penalized.

Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Under the leadership of Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the Walmart Foundation used generous gifts to grease the way for store expansions.

Union protest

American unions are in deep trouble. What’s the way out?

Blogs

An old campaign tape reveals that Scott Walker, who is spending millions to avert a recall election, once hailed them as democracy in action.

December 3, 2011

Suggesting that poor kids are only good at crime, GOP front-runner renews campaign to end child labor laws and make low-income children “clean the bathrooms.”

December 2, 2011

Despite earlier threats, a Republican on the National Labor Relations Board didn’t prevent passage of a key pro-worker rule.

November 30, 2011

Even as Republican presidential contenders stake out extreme anti-labor positions in New Hampshire, unions in that state have succeeded in blocking an anti-union “Right-to-Work” law. It‘s the latest big win for labor at the state level.

November 30, 2011

Two weeks into the drive to remove Scott Walker, more than half the required signatures have been gathered.

November 29, 2011

Labor and community activists need 540,000 signatures to recall Walker. After 2 weeks (and with 6 weeks to go) they're more than half way to their goal.

November 28, 2011

Yes! A new ad campaign rips Gingrich’s cruel proposal to fire janitors and replace them with child labor.

November 25, 2011

The former House Speaker wants to fire school janitors who make $28,000 a year.

November 23, 2011

 A sneaky resignation might shut down the National Labor Relations Board.

November 22, 2011

A mass rally in Madison and grassroorts activism across the state of Wisconsin confirm that the movement to remove a governor is growing more rapidly than anyone expected.

November 20, 2011