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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?

In Wisconsin and elsewhere, attacks on unions aren’t about budget savings. They're about dismantling the final barrier to the domination of American politics by the power of money.

When President Obama framed an NFL lockout and the possible cancellation of the 2011 season as a quarrel between billionaires and millionaires, he missed the point.

Blogs

As in the United States, many Mexican education reformers focus on teachers' unions--but both countries need a broader public schools agenda.

November 10, 2011

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