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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.

Nannies in New York state have brand-new labor protections. But it’s proving hard to enforce employment laws at home.

The swelling ranks of precarious workers—freelancers, independent contractors, interns—can learn much from domestic workers' efforts to gain legal rights.

Scott Walker

The protests in Wisconsin have inspired a new generation of candidates—and they’re winning.

Keystone XL protest

As the Keystone XL battle has shown, the blue-green alliance is in trouble—and only a deeper kind of solidarity can rescue it.

Blogs

Next month, expect the Walmart campaign to engage customers, attack retaliation and stage a major event on an undisclosed day.

November 29, 2012

A monitoring organization is slamming Walmart for creating the conditions for the fire that killed 112 workers.

November 26, 2012

Despite “captive meetings” and the threat of arrest, hundreds of Walmart employees took a stand against the infamously anti-labor superstore. 

November 26, 2012

By striking in 100 cities, workers escalated their struggle with the retail giant and tried to inspire co-workers afraid of retaliation.

November 24, 2012

A coalition of labor supporters protested alongside striking employees to speak out against Walmart's intimidation and abuse. 

November 23, 2012

Will Facebook conversations mobilize workers to strike?

November 21, 2012

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