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Newark airport

Thanks to a muddled response from the bi-state agency, subcontracted workers at LaGuardia and JFK airports will receive raises, but those at Newark will not. 

de Blasio inauguration

Suddenly local fashion is all the rage. But can the garment trades once again bring good jobs to New York City?

The late organizer helped pave a progressive path forward for New York and elsewhere.

Airport workers

Passenger service workers earn significantly lower wages than the largely unionized airline employees with whom they work. Now they’re organizing to change that.

Walmart shopping cart

A landmark ruling by the National Labor Relations Board says Walmart unlawfully harassed and fired employees for protesting.

Bill de Blasio at a rally

The mayoral hopeful is one of the most high-profile politicians to come out in support of the growing movement for low-wage workers’ rights.

Richard Trumka

At its LA convention, organized labor vowed to reinvigorate organizing and strengthen progressive alliances. And not a moment too soon.

Models

Defying stereotypes, the Model Alliance gets serious about organizing—and writes its own law to protect the most vulnerable models: children and young teens.

Blogs

Janitors say they’re prepared to walk off the job to protest unsafe conditions and illegal retaliation.

February 22, 2013

Workers are protesting a new round of alleged intimidation tactics.

February 7, 2013

The agreement is designed to resolve Walmart’s allegations that workers’ Black Friday protests were illegal.

January 31, 2013

Target doesn’t deny that its contractors lock all the doors on the graveyard shift.

January 24, 2013

After an initial meeting, Walmart has told a union-backed warehouse workers group it decided to break it off.

January 17, 2013

Walmart drew White House praise for pledging to hire 100,000 veterans, but some workers pan the plan.

January 15, 2013

A citywide strike kicks off Wednesday to prevent the privatization of yellow buses.

January 15, 2013

The ruling brings warehouse workers one step closer to holding Walmart directly responsible for alleged retaliation and wage theft.

January 7, 2013

A labor official says the kind of auditing Walmart wants to bring to its US warehouses “led directly to the deaths of 112 people in Bangladesh.”

January 3, 2013

Coverage of Newtown, the great Walmart walkout and 2012's most valuable progressives.

December 22, 2012