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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.

On September 29 in San Francisco, 4,000 hotel employees--all members of the newly merged union UNITE HERE--walked out on strike or were locked out of their workplaces after their contracts expire

After bloody battles for desegregation, blacks in Memphis are still behind.

Blogs

The fate of America’s unions and the fate of our middle class are inextricably intertwined.

August 10, 2011

The Conservative goverment's use of Greece as a boogie-man to justify public-sector cuts looks increasingly bankrupt. Someone tell Ed Miliband.

July 1, 2011

Ohio labor and community groups seeking to overturn anti-labor legislation needed 231,000 signatures to force a referendum. They exceeded the goal —by more than one million.

June 29, 2011

Republican senators and the right-wing echo chamber did everything they could to prevent unionization of airport screeners. The union drive succeeded anyway.

June 23, 2011

It's official—the high court of Wisconsin has re-instated Scott Walker's union-busting "Budget Repair Bill" as the law of the land. 

June 15, 2011

Demonstrators returned to Wisconsin's Capitol to protest the Republican-led “extraordinary session” used to pass Gov. Walker's controversial budget.

June 15, 2011

House Republicans passed a bill blocking TSA unionization yesterday, fulfilling a long-held goal.

June 3, 2011

Governor Scott Walker still has not implemented his agenda and thousands of Wisconsinites filled the streets of Madison and other cities Saturday to say they are going to keep fighting -- not just to block Walker's assaults on labor and local democracy but to block his budget.

May 16, 2011

As Republicans pursue one of the most unpopular programs in recent memory, progressives have an opportunity to reset the terms of the debate.

May 3, 2011

Nationwide, workers are pushing back against hundreds of anti-union bills and widespread budget cuts.

April 5, 2011