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Recent strikes against Walmart and fast food chains made waves, but the vast majority of service workers can’t afford to speak out.

We are delighted to announce the winners of The Nation’s seventh annual Student Writing Contest, Andrew Gambrione and Tess Saperstein.

Dollar bill

“Debtpocalypse” is merely the latest installment in a tragic, forty-year story of the dispossession of American workers. 

Walmart

This year’s historic strike wave is an indictment not just of the retail giant’s business model but of our broken labor laws.

Geoeconomic arguments about jobs smuggle in neoliberal economics under the cover of geography.

With a Democrat again in the White House for the next four years, the labor movement has won some much-needed breathing room, says organizer and author Jane McAlevey.

Barack Obama

In the next four years—and beyond—progressives must create the political space for the president to represent the majority of Americans.

Anthony Narh

Anthony Nahr, a Ghanaian immigrant, died in a garage adjoining a celebrity-filled luxury apartment building in Tribeca.

Union protesters

In California, Michigan, Alabama and beyond, voters came out for organized labor.

Blogs

Urge New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to pass paid sick day legislation. It’s common sense, smart and humane policy.

July 24, 2012

This vulnerable group could be left high and dry just when they should be trying to save for retirement.

July 23, 2012

Corporations with plenty of money to spare could afford to pay workers more—they just won’t. 

July 19, 2012

With the formal shift of control of the Wisconsin state Senate to Democratic control, America’s leading anti-labor governor can no longer govern at whim.

July 18, 2012

Tom Morello marks Guthrie’s 100th by restoring the left-wing verses of his most famous song.

July 13, 2012

Alice McAfee, a janitor for thirty years in Houston, talks about her work and the latest developments in the citywide strike.

July 13, 2012

Bernie Sanders is right: The US Olympic Committee's decision to have uniforms manufactured outside the United States is “symbolic of a disastrous trade policy.”

July 12, 2012

The economy has settled into a slow growth pattern after some strong gains earlier this year, and a true recovery remains elusive. 

July 6, 2012

As the media fixate on women on the pinnacle of society, the vast majority face more daunting obstacles, and go unnoticed. 

July 5, 2012

The workers at Republic Windows and Doors have formed a co-op, New Era Windows, and made a bid to buy the plant. The factory’s current owners seem intent on selling off its parts instead.

July 4, 2012