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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.

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

Blogs

National Nurses United and the AFL-CIO have been urging the White House to stop opposing a global financial transactions tax. It’s working.

November 3, 2011

The former White House political czar, who pulls so many Republican and conservative strings, is all over the fight to defend Ohio Governor John Kasich’s anti-union law. But will that be enough to save the law when angry voters come to the polls on November 8?

October 25, 2011

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.

September 29, 2011

A conversation with AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler about organized labor's new youth outreach efforts.
 

September 28, 2011

A bill passed by the House of Representatives could have some frightenting impacts for American workers if enacted.

September 16, 2011

The consumer advocate's pitch-perfect populist message is exactly what Democrats need to say—and hear—in 2012.

September 14, 2011

The consumer advocate's pitch-perfect populist message is exactly what Democrats need to say -- and hear -- in 2012.

September 14, 2011

In honor of Labor Day, here’s a stab at the impossible task of naming the best songs ever written about working people.

September 4, 2011

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

August 12, 2011

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

August 10, 2011