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

King’s progressive credentials are impressive, but his popularity with members will be tested as he goes up against the Big Three in tough contract talks.

The National Basketball Association lockout isn't about losses. It's about breaking the union.

Wisconsin is just one front in ALEC's most recent war against against revenue and labor unions, part of an ongoing mission to privatize everything.

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. 

Boeing's workers allege that the company unfairly retaliated against them for exercising their statutory right to go on strike and collectively bargain—what can the National Labor Relations Board legally do about it?

Funeral Procession for Triangle Fire Victims

After 100 years, the tragedy still inspires outrage and grief. Why does it have a hold on us?

Union protesters in Wisconsin are shrewdly targeting M&I Bank, a top Walker campaign contributor.

The mass mobilization in Wisconsin was powerful. But Governor Scott Walker remained determined to disempower unions.

Could the Green Mountain state be the first in the country to offer accessible healthcare to all its citizens?

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