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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

NYU becomes the only private university with unionized teaching assistants.

December 12, 2013

During today’s historic strike, fast-food workers will walk off the job in over 100 cities. 

December 5, 2013

If a company’s employees don't have enough money for food, it’s time to raise wages.

November 18, 2013

Ten bills blocking paid sick days have been passed, seven this year alone. But that doesn’t have progressives down.

November 7, 2013

The domestic workers’ rights movement offers powerful lessons for the broader fight against forced labor, trafficking and servitude.

November 7, 2013

Three out of the four largest industrial disasters in the history of the garment industry have occurred in the past year alone.

October 24, 2013

There’s a long history of players banding together for better playing conditions.

October 21, 2013

The grievance letter sent out by the Grambling State Tigers football team reveals a locker room too dangerous to call home.

October 21, 2013

The history of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers shows us just how much can be accomplished with savvy organizing at the grassroots and perseverance.  

October 18, 2013

Concerted pressure from labor, “alt-labor” community, women’s, immigrants, seniors and disability rights groups made change happen after eighty years. A pledge by candidate Obama and the personal commitment of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis helped too.

September 22, 2013