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The retail food workers strike in California may be the first in a series of battles that could shape the future of labor-management relations throughout the US.

Late last week, Yale clerical and maintenance workers who had been striking for three weeks won a contract that will transform the standard of living of clerical workers at the university, as wel

Workers have lost the right to organize. A new effort aims to get
it back.

Since 1968 the Democrats have been shut out, more or less, as majority
party. But with a small bump in left-of-center turnout, they'd be
running the country.

This fall will see a fact-finding mission to Iraq to evaluate the condition of workers and the status of the labor movement.

While fighting givebacks, unions can't lose sight of the big healthcare
picture.

"Our job is to make sure that the labor movement talks about how the militarization of US foreign policy hurts workers at home."

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

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

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

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Score another victory for resistance. After thirty-one workers sued his acclaimed restaurant Del Posto, celebrity chef Mario Batali has agreed to a $1.15 million settlement.

September 27, 2012

Teachers in Chicago, Verizon workers and Quebec's students recently proved that strikes and resistance work.

September 24, 2012

The overturn of Scott Walker’s anti-labor law reminds us that workers and their unions have a right to equal protection under the law.

September 17, 2012

“Collective bargaining has been restored for teachers across Wisconsin, for municipal employees across Wisconsin,” says a key union leader.

September 14, 2012

Twenty-six thousand teachers and school staff are expected to join the picket lines in Chicago Monday. Why? 

September 10, 2012

More work, less pay, longer hours, slimmer chances to advance; the message is coming up: the place of struggle is the workplace, but it’s also everywhere else.

September 3, 2012

A successful five-week strike still leaves the Houston janitors below $10 an hour, while Pennsylvania eliminates healthcare for scores of children.

August 21, 2012

Houston janitors fought like hell to get from $8.35 an hour to $9.35 an hour—over four years—cleaning the offices of billionaires.

August 17, 2012

The glaring disjunction between Daniel Straus' deeds and actions have not gone unnoticed, and now the businessman is facing retribution from striking workers and organized students.

August 16, 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