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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.
Taxing benefits may raise money for Obama's healthcare reform, but it would betray union members who gave up wage increases in order to get decent coverage.
What do Starbucks and Wal-Mart have in common? Both have long track records of harassing their workers when it comes to joining unions.
Autoworkers should meet this crisis as they have in the past: boldly and visibly.
Bailouts may protect the automakers. But what about the autoworkers?
In the late afternoon of January 7, fourteen union leaders gathered
around a big oval table in the top-floor conference room of the United
Food and Commercial Workers' (UFCW) Washington headqua
At a time when organized labor stands a chance to make political gains, its energies are depleted by escalating conflicts within its ranks.
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