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Faced with the retail giant's continued suppression and intimidation, Walmart workers have found untraditional ways to unionize.

Pulaski Schools Superintendent Mel Lightner has denied that the tune played by the Pulaski High Schools "Red Raiders" was Woody Guthrie's "Union Maid."

Firemen protesting in Ohio

Beating back Ohio's anti–collective bargaining bill was a gratifying win, but now progressives must play offense.

Two days ago, postal workers staged nearly 500 rallies throughout the nation to protest newly-proposed Republican legislation—which, if passed, would gut services and cut up to 120,000 jobs.

Barack Obama

The NLRB has proposed a rule change that would make it much easier for workers to organize. No wonder the business lobby is up in arms.

Bailouts saved the Big Three from collapsing, and Obama was in town on Labor Day to celebrate—but auto jobs alone won’t keep the city’s workers afloat.

Egyptian workers

The success of the insurgent movements throughout the region correlates well with the strength of organized labor.

The labor standoff continues as Verizon employees on the East Coast will return to work on Tuesday without a new contract.

After a summer of outside money and fake candidates, Wisconsin's historic recall elections are finally over. 

The Nightwatchman’s Tom Morello is taking his music to the nation’s industrial heartland to support the independent media outlets that are giving voice to the fight for America's unions.

Blogs

This is not a time to panic. It is a time to get things right.

October 12, 2014

Can the protests go beyond calls for greater electoral transparency, to embrace a truly social democratic agenda?

October 1, 2014

Unions are more welcome in New York than most places in the country, but a revival of the labor movement will require new traditions of workplace activism.

September 3, 2014

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

August 29, 2014

Low-wage federal contract workers are once again asking Obama to raise the minimum wage.

July 29, 2014

Unions, community and religious groups organize to prioritize the interests of working families over the interests of Wall Street bankers.

July 17, 2014

National Education Association calls out Obama’s education secretary for focusing on high-stakes testing. Democrats should take the criticism seriously.

July 8, 2014

A 5-4 ruling threatens more assaults on labor rights.

June 30, 2014

Today’s ruling was not as devastating as labor advocates feared it would be, but nevertheless lays the groundwork for more sweeping attacks on unions.

June 30, 2014

The New Jersey’s governor’s plan to run on his record of working across the aisle isn’t looking too good.

June 19, 2014