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Freshly unearthed documents may force the AFL-CIO to face up to past betrayals.

How 'fighting terrorism' became a bludgeon in Bush's assault on labor.

Even before US troops arrived in Baghdad, looting broke out--in
Washington.

A lot of folks die.
At last the war ends.
The world is made safe
For Dick Cheney's friends.

On April 6, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz spelled it out:
There will be no role for the United Nations in setting up an interim
government in Iraq.

Union members are making links between customers' concerns and their
own.

Globalization: Use this word in a sentence, especially as the cause of
something bad, and you will get knowing nods all around.

Led by a former Boeing machinist, Las Vegas exotic dancers are talking union.

Opponents of the neoliberal model are demanding a new social contract.

One of the first casualties of war may be those happy-talk forecasts of
a robust recovery once the bombing starts in Iraq, but a far more
momentous economic question accompanies Bush's invasion

Blogs

Keith Ellison and John Lewis are right: the US should recognize union organizing as a civil right.

August 31, 2014

Education reformers have left out the human dimensions of a harsh labor market where women, like my mother, were regularly punished for not being men. 

August 30, 2014

Home healthcare workers in Minnesota just established a union, opening the door for negotiating higher wages. 

August 29, 2014

In honor of Labor Day, here’s a stab at the impossible task of naming the best songs ever written about working people.

August 29, 2014

A new law in Illinois is set to modernize the way bosses deal with pregnant employees.

August 27, 2014

After decades of investment in federal job training initiatives, it’s still difficult to see how much these programs are actually helping workers. 

August 25, 2014

The stunning figure represents roughly a quarter of households of military members on active duty, the Reserves or the National Guard. 

August 22, 2014

Other countries provide childcare and income supports for poor mothers; in the United States, we arrest them.

August 21, 2014

There is real tension between the company’s soaring profits and the baristas’ daily grind.

August 18, 2014

Ryan is asking the poor to be more flexible in being oppressed.

August 15, 2014