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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.

Bob King, the new UAW president, has dusted off the union and renewed its activist traditions.

Profits are booming, but Mott's is demanding benefit cuts. Workers are fighting back.

His single-minded pursuit of growth alienated allies. Did it produce the gains he promised?

Holding the budget hostage while state unemployment tops 12 percent, California growers and their political allies have slashed funding for schools and social services. The March for California's Future is challenging the stranglehold that big agriculture exerts over the state.

The multinational mining giant Rio Tinto has uprooted unions, slashed wages and abused employees all over the world. Now workers at its California facility are fighting a lockout.

Can the labor movement overcome UNITE HERE's messy breakup?

As he mounts his run for AFL-CIO president at a moment of opportunity and peril for American workers, Richard Trumka calls for no less than a new social compact.

Blogs

Home healthcare workers in Minnesota just established a union, opening the door for negotiating higher wages. 

August 29, 2014

Low-wage federal contract workers are once again asking Obama to raise the minimum wage.

July 29, 2014

Unions, community and religious groups organize to prioritize the interests of working families over the interests of Wall Street bankers.

July 17, 2014

National Education Association calls out Obama’s education secretary for focusing on high-stakes testing. Democrats should take the criticism seriously.

July 8, 2014

A 5-4 ruling threatens more assaults on labor rights.

June 30, 2014

Today’s ruling was not as devastating as labor advocates feared it would be, but nevertheless lays the groundwork for more sweeping attacks on unions.

June 30, 2014

The New Jersey’s governor’s plan to run on his record of working across the aisle isn’t looking too good.

June 19, 2014

Unions representing hundreds of thousands of workers go to court against the governor.

June 10, 2014

Safety advocates say the government has plenty of tools available to protect workers; it just needs the political will to apply them.

May 2, 2014

The New Jersey governor backs Wisconsin’s governor, a potential 2016 rival, in his capacity as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

April 25, 2014