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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?

Secretary Treasurer of the AFL-CIO: 'All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.'

Unions are trying to combat racism and sway undecided working-class voters toward Obama.

Billy Hunter has a progressive spine and a background that has taken him from working with Huey Newton to sitting across the table from the most formidable commissioner in sports, David Stern.

SEIU battles the California Nurses and dissidents within its own ranks.

This week marked Workers Memorial Day, when unions and advocacy organizations held memorials and protests to honor those who have died on the job.

On his first papal visit to America, will Pope Benedict address the real problems confronting the Catholic Church?

The life and legacy of a fiery New York teachers' advocate gets caught in the crossfire of a changing liberal landscape.

To save the domestic auto industry, the UAW may end up killing itself.

Blogs

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

WRITING CONTEST FINALIST: Only by returning the tools of government to average Americans through adequate representation can we fix our broken politics.

October 2, 2013

The Los Angeles gathering of the nation’s largest labor federation included high-profile Democratic guests, soul-searching about diversity, and signs of a coming floor fight.

September 9, 2013

Following rallies in fifteen cities yesterday demanding the reinstatement of fired activists, workers plan a second Black Friday strike.

September 6, 2013

Civil rights and labor activist David Newby is not done dissenting.

August 27, 2013

Dr. Martin Luther King was talking about economic justice as well as racial justice, according to Senator Bernie Sanders.

August 23, 2013

The federation’s general counsel tells The Nation “limited, thoughtful experiments” with alternative organizing models could be ahead.

August 16, 2013

Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen warns that without Labor Board confirmations, 'management can do whatever they want in terms of workers’ rights.'

June 23, 2013

AFL-CIO President Trumka asks new labor activists for help as a strike looms.

June 22, 2013