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As its July convention approaches, the AFL-CIO is on the brink of a major break-up.

On June 27, 1905, William "Big Bill" Haywood exhorted
an audience in Chicago's Brand Hall to organize one big union, seize the
means of production and emancipate the workers of the world "from

Villaraigosa could make political history not just for his city, but for the country.

By supporting LA's incumbent mayor, the labor movement may have weakened its hand.

Home childcare workers declare a victory.

Some 57 million nonunion workers in the United States say they would
form a union tomorrow if given the chance, according to new poll
conducted in February by Peter D. Hart and Associates.

Massive resources are at stake in the debate roiling the AFL-CIO's Las Vegas summit.

Blogs

Without good union jobs—known for keeping small towns afloat during times of economic crisis—whither the middle class?

May 28, 2013

Hundreds of fast food and retail workers are expected to join the work stoppage, making Milwaukee the fifth city in the strike wave.

May 15, 2013

Working America is set to expand across the country—and directly enter the workplace.

April 17, 2013

Barack Obama's expected budget proposal will slash payments for ordinary Americans in the name of deficit reduction.

April 5, 2013

Wisconsin's state Superintendent of Public Instruction runs for reelection as a critic of Scott Walker's attacks on teacher unions, funding cuts and vouchers proposals.

April 1, 2013

USPS is being hit with a classic austerity model: politicians, influenced by corporations that fund campaigns and overrun Capitol Hill with lobbyists, undermine quality public services.

March 22, 2013

Did a Walmart vice president just reveal illegal union-busting?

December 17, 2012

Governor Rick Snyder ignored the interests of Michigan workers to please his corporate backers. 

December 17, 2012

A very real ideological battle is being waged between labor and the forces that wish to destroy the power of collective bargaining.

December 12, 2012

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

December 12, 2012