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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?

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Ohio labor and community groups seeking to overturn anti-labor legislation needed 231,000 signatures to force a referendum. They exceeded the goal —by more than one million.

June 29, 2011

Republican senators and the right-wing echo chamber did everything they could to prevent unionization of airport screeners. The union drive succeeded anyway.

June 23, 2011

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. 

June 15, 2011

Demonstrators returned to Wisconsin's Capitol to protest the Republican-led “extraordinary session” used to pass Gov. Walker's controversial budget.

June 15, 2011

House Republicans passed a bill blocking TSA unionization yesterday, fulfilling a long-held goal.

June 3, 2011

Governor Scott Walker still has not implemented his agenda and thousands of Wisconsinites filled the streets of Madison and other cities Saturday to say they are going to keep fighting -- not just to block Walker's assaults on labor and local democracy but to block his budget.

May 16, 2011

As Republicans pursue one of the most unpopular programs in recent memory, progressives have an opportunity to reset the terms of the debate.

May 3, 2011

Nationwide, workers are pushing back against hundreds of anti-union bills and widespread budget cuts.

April 5, 2011

In a lot of the talk about attacks on labor, the focus has been on electoral politics and cash. But doing away with unions does away with one of the only forms of popular education we have. It's person-to-person education that will save us. Organizing. And we need the unions for that.

March 23, 2011

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker got the legislature to do his bidding. But there is a third branch of government, and the judges aren’t buying what Walker’s selling.

March 19, 2011