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The spirit of democratic protest, so vibrant across the Middle East, has been kindled here in Middle America.

Progressive service organizations connect real world needs to Beltway advocacy and lobbying. Conservatives fear and loathe that.

The Spirit of Wisconsin

How Scott Walker’s unionbusting spurred a popular uprising.

Proposed budget cuts and threats to collective bargaining are already damaging public education in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin's struggle is about more than unions, it's part of a larger campaign against the foundations of the American middle class.

As the showdown in Wisconsin demonstrates, progressives must embrace the government workers’ struggle as our own—or else.

A proposed bill to end collective bargaining and slash wages and benefits for nearly all public employees could foreshadow a larger conservative strategy to take down unions.

The assault on public employee unions is the next phase of a the forty-year campaign by the rich against the rest of us.

With US approval and privatization the goal, the government is targeting organized labor.

A talk with AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka on the state of the labor movement and plans for the future.

Blogs

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

In 2008, a worker occupation at the Chicago factory sent up a flare of resistance. Now those same workers are considering alternatives to working for a boss.

March 1, 2012

As a last resort to end a fourteen-year campaign for a living wage, fifteen students are now on day six of a hunger strike.

February 23, 2012

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has not limited the assault on collective bargaining to his own state.

February 3, 2012

Wisconsin’s union-busting governor traveled to Arizona and urged conservatives to join him in fighting public-employee unions. Now, the group he addressed is spearheading an anti-labor agenda that seeks to out-Walker Walker.

February 2, 2012

The Deal with Detroit is gold dust for Democrats. Reality is a bit more complicated.

February 2, 2012

Republican presidential candidates are demonizing unions while an ad from a pro-Gingrich group demonstrates how necessary they are. 

January 9, 2012

Republican presidential contenders love Wisconsin's anti-labor governor almost as much as they hate the NLRB and unions.

January 9, 2012

Even as Republican presidential contenders stake out extreme anti-labor positions in New Hampshire, unions in that state have succeeded in blocking an anti-union “Right-to-Work” law. It‘s the latest big win for labor at the state level.

November 30, 2011