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

It’s time to tie worker rights to “Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall.”

“Money Out, Voting In” should become labor’s mantra.

Let’s stop waiting for the government to tell us who can organize.

Labor protest

Immigration reform can be labor’s game-changer.

To survive, unions need to be better neighbors.

United We Bargain, Divided We Beg

Establishing lower pay for new hires, these agreements have undermined union solidarity by opening a gulf between generations.

Starbucks employee

CEO Howard Schultz doesn’t like unions. But he’s happy to coerce his low-paid workers into joining a phony austerity campaign.

Inspired by Vermont’s successful drive for universal healthcare, the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer is working with activists from Maine, California and Oregon to expand healthcare access.

Blogs

Keith Ellison and John Lewis are right: the US should recognize union organizing as a civil right.

August 31, 2014

Education reformers have left out the human dimensions of a harsh labor market where women, like my mother, were regularly punished for not being men. 

August 30, 2014

Home healthcare workers in Minnesota just established a union, opening the door for negotiating higher wages. 

August 29, 2014

In honor of Labor Day, here’s a stab at the impossible task of naming the best songs ever written about working people.

August 29, 2014

A new law in Illinois is set to modernize the way bosses deal with pregnant employees.

August 27, 2014

After decades of investment in federal job training initiatives, it’s still difficult to see how much these programs are actually helping workers. 

August 25, 2014

Other countries provide childcare and income supports for poor mothers; in the United States, we arrest them.

August 21, 2014

There is real tension between the company’s soaring profits and the baristas’ daily grind.

August 18, 2014

Ryan is asking the poor to be more flexible in being oppressed.

August 15, 2014

Chinese labor activist Han Dongfang thinks that democracy begins in the workplace.

August 11, 2014