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A doctor and patient

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

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

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.

New York School Bus Strike

New York City’s school bus drivers and aides do a tough job where experience matters.

Disguised by its billionaire backers as campaign finance reform, California’s Proposition 32 would destroy the political power of unions.

What's Missing From the Chicago Strike Debate

As Obama touts his education reforms and neoliberals face off with teachers, hardly anyone is talking about the real problems besetting America’s public schools.

As a hot summer rolls on and the lockout enters its third week, New York City unions ramp up the pressure. 

Lockout at Con Ed

Days after being locked out, the utility company’s union workers show that they’re not going down without a fight.

Domestic worker

Tip-stealing bosses are rarely called to account for their abuses. It's time to blow the whistle.

Blogs

A “right to work” law isn’t about economic development or “freedom.” It’s about increasing the power of corporations. 

December 12, 2012

Union activists are traveling to Lansing to speak out against the “right to work” legislation that would silence Michigan workers.

December 10, 2012

In one day, Michigan legislators announce and pass “Right to Work”—really “No Rights at Work”—legislation.

December 6, 2012

It wasn’t Hostess workers or their union that wrecked the company. It was a Bain-like private-equity company.

November 19, 2012

The victories of Tammy Baldwin and Sherrod Brown show that standing up for workers’ rights pays off.

November 7, 2012

The man who owes his GOP nomination to billionaires and Super PACs wants to prevent teachers from pooling small donations to have a voice in politics.

September 26, 2012

The overturn of Scott Walker’s anti-labor law reminds us that workers and their unions have a right to equal protection under the law.

September 17, 2012

“Collective bargaining has been restored for teachers across Wisconsin, for municipal employees across Wisconsin,” says a key union leader.

September 14, 2012

A strike in the country's most segregated school district is about more than union politics. 

September 14, 2012

Twenty-six thousand teachers and school staff are expected to join the picket lines in Chicago Monday. Why? 

September 10, 2012