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The Democrats should start framing economic justice as a moral issue.

Unlike communism and socialism, trade unionism has rarely inspired published "second thoughts" by embittered apostates.

On September 29 in San Francisco, 4,000 hotel employees--all members of the newly merged union UNITE HERE--walked out on strike or were locked out of their workplaces after their contracts expire

Labor Day has never been a very inspiring holiday, established as it was by late-nineteenth-century union bosses as a homegrown alternative to May Day, which was viewed as having uncomfortably le

For two years, journalist Andrew Rice lived in Uganda as a fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs.

Readers who'd like to support the workers of Local 556 can send a tax-deductible donation to "Safe Work/Safe Food," c/o Teamsters Local 556, 1750 Portland Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362.

Under the gun, unions are realizing they have to think outside the big box.

In a Service Employees union hall in Boston, a hospital worker raises her hand.

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With unions in crisis, alternative labor groups have seen explosive growth. Without automatic dues deduction, how should they pay the bills?

July 17, 2013

The media is back to villainize another strike—this time of BART workers.

July 2, 2013

Today's strike is designed to pressure the president to use his executive authority to raise labor standards for federal contracting.

July 2, 2013

Following a Facebook fortune-funded teacher bonus plan, Newark teachers elected an incumbent president who supports a recent “performance bonus’ for ‘peer review’ plan, and an executive board mostly opposed to it.

June 28, 2013

In an exclusive interview, Alan Grayson says retaliation is ‘pervasive,’ and ‘the law against it has become utterly impotent.’

June 25, 2013

Workers and supporters urged Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, a Walmart board member, to address the firing of eleven Walmart worker-activists.

June 24, 2013

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

June 22, 2013

The OUR Walmart campaign alleges that multiple strikers are being retaliated against.

June 22, 2013

SEIU charges that the treatment of subcontracted security guards contradicts Google's motto.

June 20, 2013

Workers at Guitar Center, the music gear company recently purchased by Bain Capital, say they can’t survive under new pay structures.

June 18, 2013