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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

The latest on Palermo's factory workers in Milwaukee and SEIU janitors in Houston who are fighting for fair treatment and a decent wage.

August 3, 2012

While Romney toured Poland, the current leaders of the historic union denounced his “support for the attacks against trade unions and labor rights.”

July 30, 2012

With the formal shift of control of the Wisconsin state Senate to Democratic control, America’s leading anti-labor governor can no longer govern at whim.

July 18, 2012

It might be hard to see a trade union hero in quarterback Drew Brees. But it shouldn’t be. 

July 1, 2012

The Supreme Court’s partisan majority has made it harder for public-sector unions to engage in politics. This is not what democracy looks like.

June 21, 2012

He says no. Video says yes.

May 14, 2012

A new independent poll from Wisconsin shows the anti-labor governor's approval ratings are tanking, and the leading Democratic candidate has moved narrowly ahead of him.

May 3, 2012

Walker’s collecting huge checks—$250,000 from Sheldon Adelson—to try to beat a people-powered recall campaign.

May 2, 2012

Want to end pay discrimination? All it takes is raising the minimum wage, increasing unionization and passing family leave policies!

April 17, 2012

Wisconsin's anti-labor governor uses rocker's song "Small Town" at his first recall rally. Mellencamp responds with a pro-labor message.

April 12, 2012