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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.

John Nichols discusses the Wisconsin recall elections and why Democrats and President Obama have shied away from pro-labor positions. 

The journalist blames teachers unions, not economic inequality, for students’ failure to achieve.

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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

Unions representing hundreds of thousands of workers go to court against the governor.

June 10, 2014

Safety advocates say the government has plenty of tools available to protect workers; it just needs the political will to apply them.

May 2, 2014

The New Jersey governor backs Wisconsin’s governor, a potential 2016 rival, in his capacity as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

April 25, 2014

It is time to call out politicians who use the authority of government to weaken existing unions and to thrwart the right to organize.

February 22, 2014

John Nichols appeared on All In With Chris Hayes to discuss the upcoming vote to unionize a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

February 14, 2014

A Tennessee union vote could reshape American manufacturing.

February 13, 2014