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Nation Topics - Labor Organizing and Activism

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Rose Ann DeMoro discusses the Mainstreet Contract for America, a new activist movement inspired by nurses but extending to everyone.

John Nichols joins Laura Flanders at Netroots Nation to discuss political and digital organization, and a new group that he refers to as the "next roots"—the students, mothers and the once apolitical who are now mobilizing. 

It's official—the high court of Wisconsin has re-instated Scott Walker's union-busting "Budget Repair Bill" as the law of the land. 

We Are All Wisconsinites

How can the pro-worker movement born in the streets of Madison be nurtured into a national force?

Actress Susan Sarandon joined protesters at the Wisconsin Capitol to speak out against Governor Walker and his anti-worker bill.

Union protesters in Wisconsin are shrewdly targeting M&I Bank, a top Walker campaign contributor.

With no help likely to come from Congress, Dorian Warren and Chris Hayes ask: what can Obama, his National Labor Relations Board appointees and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis do to promote labor organizing?

John Nichols reports on the situation in Madison and the future of the 14 Senators who left the state to prevent Walker from forcing the bill through the legislature.

Scott Walker's budget is expected, among other things, to be a huge blow to the public education system in the state.

Blogs

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

April 23, 2013

Apparel workers are demanding action from the retail giant following a deadly factory fire and a set of beatings and stabbings allegedly fomented by a contractor.

April 18, 2013

Working America is set to expand across the country—and directly enter the workplace.

April 17, 2013

The head of the National Domestic Workers Alliance discusses disappointments dealt by Democratic politicians, the challenges of sustaining non-union labor groups and how to confront the coming care crisis.

April 5, 2013

As Congress considers immigration reform, workers plan a global day of action for June 6.

April 1, 2013

Workers won their jobs back with a three-week strike, but then got fired all over again.

March 20, 2013

The Communications Workers of America says that the ruling overturning Obama’s nominations emboldened employers—like the one that terminated twenty-two union activists.

March 1, 2013

Janitors say they’re prepared to walk off the job to protest unsafe conditions and illegal retaliation.

February 22, 2013

Workers are protesting a new round of alleged intimidation tactics.

February 7, 2013