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With a Democrat again in the White House for the next four years, the labor movement has won some much-needed breathing room, says organizer and author Jane McAlevey.

Union protesters

In California, Michigan, Alabama and beyond, voters came out for organized labor.

Union march

Democratic candidates haven’t always had labor’s back—but Republicans are intent on ending collective bargaining altogether.

Wal-Mart shopping cart

In the latest action against the union-busting low-wage retailer, labor organizers may have finally found a strategy that works.

Abandoned steel mill

In the depressed former steel towns of western Pennsylvania, disillusionment with all politicians is deep. The AFL-CIO's labor affiliate is trying to change that.

Activists Around the US Fight to Raise the Minimum Wage

At a time when 4.5 million Americans make at or below the minimum wage, a broad coalition unites to demand better pay. 

As a hot summer rolls on and the lockout enters its third week, New York City unions ramp up the pressure. 

Alexis Tsipras, the head of Greece's leftist SYRIZA party

The once-marginal Syriza coalition could bring down the current weak government—but to attain power it must get more union support.

Lockout at Con Ed

Days after being locked out, the utility company’s union workers show that they’re not going down without a fight.

The crushing recall loss shows that labor must find better ways to defend itself in the electoral arena.

Blogs

If the Walmart workers can win, it will send a message to low-wage, anti-labor corporations everywhere. 

November 21, 2012

As Black Friday approaches, workers report “captive audience” meetings designed to discourage strikes.

November 20, 2012

Occupy Wall Street is showing solidarity with striking Walmart workers. 

November 20, 2012

What’s the real purpose of Walmart’s Labor Board charge against the United Food & Commerical Workers Union? 

November 19, 2012

Dallas Walmart workers are walking back out on strike.

November 16, 2012

A raise would reduce inequality and boost the economy. Why won’t lawmakers act?

November 15, 2012

The superstore is cracking down on organizers as they rally support for a "Black Friday" strike. 

November 15, 2012

Thursday, warehouse workers will launch a one-day walk-out which could spread further, including to Walmart stores.

November 13, 2012

As low-wage retail jobs take over our economy, this strike will tell us whether workers can improve them.

October 9, 2012

Illinois activists were taken into custody after staging a nonviolent protest against Walmart's cruel working conditions. 

October 2, 2012