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As the showdown in Wisconsin demonstrates, progressives must embrace the government workers’ struggle as our own—or else.

The legendary organizer speaks on the “story of the self” and where Obama went wrong.

More than 26 million Americans don't have enough work, while robber-baron CEOs report record profits. So why aren't the unemployed on the march?

For too long, unions have mistaken access for power. They need to get back to organizing and activating members.

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 can do to promote labor organizing?

With US approval and privatization the goal, the government is targeting organized labor.

A talk with AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka on the state of the labor movement and plans for the future.

For nearly two years, the loudest and most insistent voices in American politics have been on the extreme right. At the One Nation, Working Together march, this is going to change.

When the lens is turned on Southerners, it's often the ignorant ones, like Pastor Terry Jones, that we see. That makes it doubly important to remember the brave radicals, like 1920s labor activist Ella May Wiggins, can sprout from the South, too.

There are people who have been unemployed for six months and there are some who have been unemployed for 99 months or more. Congress should watch out for the 1.5 million unemployed people known as the "99ers."

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Union activists are traveling to Lansing to speak out against the “right to work” legislation that would silence Michigan workers.

December 10, 2012

Sports unions have joined to fight to defeat Michigan's proposed right-to-work legislation.

December 9, 2012

Right-wing donors have lavishly funded "right to work” advocacy groups in Michigan. 

December 8, 2012

In one day, Michigan legislators announce and pass “Right to Work”—really “No Rights at Work”—legislation.

December 6, 2012

This holiday season, join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in calling on Publix to stop paying farmworkers sub-poverty wages. 

December 6, 2012

One news report reveals Walmart’s role in defeating a proposal for retail corporations to pay for safety improvements; the other shows that multiple Walmart suppliers used the factory this year.

December 6, 2012

Walmart strikers took huge risks by walking off the job on Black Friday. 

December 5, 2012

Walmart’s latest critique of the outlet turns on the meaning of the word “new.”

December 4, 2012

This summer’s original Walmart strikers tell The Nation they’re celebrating the most recent walk-outs, and thinking big for the future.

December 1, 2012

Workers say Walmart is directly responsible for rampant wage theft and retaliation.

November 30, 2012