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For months, strikes and other protests have crippled a number of industries. But the new militancy is fragmented and has confined itself to economic grievances.

It’s not inevitable. Here are ten practical steps to reverse the growing trend.

Sakuma Brothers strike

By law, a company can’t hire H-2A guest workers if it is in a labor dispute with its US workforce. But that is exactly what this Washington State berry grower is trying to do.

Baltimore housing

The cumulative effects of years of deindustrialization, weakened unions and soaring inequality have fundamentally reordered the country.

Libertarians and leftists alike predict a world of competing digital currencies.

When only US wages can support families in the Global South, parents and children divide to survive.

How a US government loan enabled an environmentally destructive project plagued by lethal landslide, police repression and civil unrest.

Right-wing operatives with links to big retailers going after worker centers like the Restaurant Opportunities Center.

Walmart

Taxpayers are basically moneylenders to a government that is far more interested in subsidizing business than in caring for their workers.

Blogs

Twenty-two “authors” of a fradulent article ghost-written by Glaxo won't feel the heat.

August 7, 2012

Pulling back on support for the unemployed is just the latest side effect of state legislators’ decisions to dole out tax cuts.

August 6, 2012

 The powerful don't care about the poor because they barely interact with them. 

August 3, 2012

On Wednesday, the USPS went into default. It’s time to elect a legislature that will defend our postal service.

August 3, 2012

The numbers are ticking upward, but a real recovery remains elusive inside Washington.

August 3, 2012

If every trade carried a cost, how quickly do you think Wall St. would rein in the robots?

August 3, 2012

The latest on Palermo's factory workers in Milwaukee and SEIU janitors in Houston who are fighting for fair treatment and a decent wage.

August 3, 2012

There will be no write-downs at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and DeMarco's opposition appears to be inflexible. 

August 1, 2012

A company that supports hate runs the risk of being told that it’s not welcome.

July 31, 2012

The world’s best president could roll back every last anti-organizing law and set organizers on a mission to sign up every last employed American. Still, the standing pool of desperate unemployed would drain worker power away. Robert Pollin has a proposal.

July 30, 2012