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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.

Two colleagues remember Ron Carey, the reformer and Teamsters Union president, who weathered controversy and won battles on his own terms.

If he keeps his promises to autoworkers, Obama has the chance to renew the ability of organzed labor to improve the lot of union and non-union workers in the twenty-first century.

Letting Detroit fail: catastrophic. Transforming it into a lean green machine-maker: visionary.

In a nation hungry for heroes on election day, blue-collar Ohio delivered.

United Steelworkers Union prez Leo Gerard cracks open the sweetheart deal that bailed out nine banks--and likely lined the Treasury Secretary's own pockets--with billions of taxpayer dollars. Does anybody care?

Blogs

Talking up Pope Francis and unions, the veep lays down his marker.

February 10, 2014

The new mayor has a real emergency on his hands.

February 4, 2014

The president is getting a lot right. But he cannot afford to muddle his message tonight.

January 28, 2014

Nearly thirty Amazon technicians held the first unionization vote in the company’s history.

January 16, 2014

This key congressman would offset restoring benefit cuts for veterans by undermining the USPS, a top employer of vets.

January 4, 2014

The USPS needs support, not downsizing.

December 26, 2013

He defended collective bargaining, championed international solidarity and proudly carried a UAW card.

December 6, 2013

In his campaign book, Unintimidated, the controversial Wisconsin governor offers a rewrite of his history.

November 18, 2013

A broad campaign to strip employees of their rights is being fueled by corporate cash and conservative state lawmakers. 

October 31, 2013

The House votes 407-0 to guarantee back pay for federal employees. But it will not let them do their jobs.

October 6, 2013