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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.

The issues at stake, especially GM's drive to shift the burden of healthcare, will affect workers throughout the industrialized economy--to say nothing of Campaign '08.

The American labor movement must guard the interests of those it represents--even if it makes people in power uncomfortable.

Why does Hollywood render unions and the working class invisible?

Blogs

Want to end pay discrimination? All it takes is raising the minimum wage, increasing unionization and passing family leave policies!

April 17, 2012

Wisconsin's anti-labor governor uses rocker's song "Small Town" at his first recall rally. Mellencamp responds with a pro-labor message.

April 12, 2012

In 2008, a worker occupation at the Chicago factory sent up a flare of resistance. Now those same workers are considering alternatives to working for a boss.

March 1, 2012

As a last resort to end a fourteen-year campaign for a living wage, fifteen students are now on day six of a hunger strike.

February 23, 2012

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has not limited the assault on collective bargaining to his own state.

February 3, 2012

Wisconsin’s union-busting governor traveled to Arizona and urged conservatives to join him in fighting public-employee unions. Now, the group he addressed is spearheading an anti-labor agenda that seeks to out-Walker Walker.

February 2, 2012

The Deal with Detroit is gold dust for Democrats. Reality is a bit more complicated.

February 2, 2012

Republican presidential candidates are demonizing unions while an ad from a pro-Gingrich group demonstrates how necessary they are. 

January 9, 2012

Republican presidential contenders love Wisconsin's anti-labor governor almost as much as they hate the NLRB and unions.

January 9, 2012

Even as Republican presidential contenders stake out extreme anti-labor positions in New Hampshire, unions in that state have succeeded in blocking an anti-union “Right-to-Work” law. It‘s the latest big win for labor at the state level.

November 30, 2011