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A progressive labor slate has won a historic legislative victory, overturning the traditional Democratic machine.

Not content with their successful assaults on public workers, Republicans are set on destroying private sector unions, pushing “right to work” laws with false promises of job creation.

Faced with the retail giant's continued suppression and intimidation, Walmart workers have found untraditional ways to unionize.

A Walmart employee

Organizers have found a new approach to promoting workers’ rights at the retail giant. And it seems to be working.

Occupy Wall Street protesters walk past a Chase bank

Groups long committed to challenging inequality and the power of big banks are joining the Occupy movement, in a mutually reinforcing relationship.

The forces fighting against Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union agenda are halting the Tea Party’s momentum. Will President Obama stand with them?

Democrats who run on clear platforms of standing with workers, defending public education and taxing corporations win elections.

The fate of America's unions and the fate of our middle class are inextricably intertwined.

Unions have no permanent political friends nor permanent political enemies. Unions only have permanent political issues.

King’s progressive credentials are impressive, but his popularity with members will be tested as he goes up against the Big Three in tough contract talks.

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With the government's leverage as both a consumer and a steward of the public trust, the public sector can hold the line against the fashion industry’s race to the bottom

May 30, 2014

The disruption at the Guggenheim was just a visual articulation of global, grassroots demands rising outside the museum walls.

May 26, 2014

In a show of international solidarity, scores of fast food workers in about thirty countries walked off the job to push for improved working conditions and higher wages.

May 16, 2014

New York University’s Student Labor Action Movement got the the administration to finally act responsibility when doing business with the global fashion industry.

May 12, 2014

A year ago, many might have laughed at the idea of paying the plebe behind the counter $15 an hour. But now that workers have raised their voices, a living wage seems like a deeply modest proposal.

May 9, 2014

For seventy-five years, industry has tried to paint organized workers as "red agitators."

May 1, 2014

With the Senate preparing to hold a procedural vote as early as Wednesday on a proposal to increase the federal minimum wage, it’s worth considering what’s at stake in the debate—or rather, who. 

April 29, 2014

The impasse facing the TWA healthcare program stems from the taxi workforce’s structural exclusion from labor protections

April 28, 2014

An untold number of interns could be excluded from the new law due to a question of classification.

April 25, 2014

Could China’s justice system be morphing from an instrument of the authoritarian state into a contested political terrain?

April 16, 2014