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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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A Walmart pep rally and a union-backed protest took place some fifty feet apart at Walmart’s Bentonville "home office."

June 5, 2013

Seattle is the seventh city in eight weeks where fast food workers have gone on strike.

May 30, 2013

Workers are on strike in Massachusetts, the Bay Area and Miami, and plan to strike at least until June 7.

May 28, 2013

Good Jobs Nation says that ten strikers from the Ronald Reagan Building food court were initially told they couldn’t come back to work.

May 23, 2013

A new study says nearly 2 million workers with taxpayer-supported jobs make $12 per hour or less.

May 21, 2013

Hundreds of fast food and retail workers are expected to join the work stoppage, making Milwaukee the fifth city in the strike wave.

May 15, 2013

The non-union fast food walkout follows similar actions in New York, Chicago and St. Louis.

May 10, 2013

Workers will travel from around the country to meet supporters and then converge on the retail giant in Bentonville.

May 5, 2013

This year’s march was led by immigrant and youth activists pressing for long-awaited justice.

May 2, 2013

Wednesday’s coordinated worker delegations should represent the largest mobilization of OUR Walmart members since the Black Friday strikes.

April 23, 2013