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The swelling ranks of precarious workers—freelancers, independent contractors, interns—can learn much from domestic workers' efforts to gain legal rights.

Pregnant woman

Few new mothers get paid maternity leave. Those who take unpaid leave often go deep into debt to make ends meet.

Who are precarious workers, and what unites them?

The general strike was once a powerful tactic for labor. Can it be revived?

May Day

 Plug into the spirit Occupy on May Day and throughout the spring.

General Strike

Outside the US, May 1 is international workers’ day. Unions, immigrant activists and Occupiers are now resurrecting May Day for Americans. 

The USDA proposes to increase the line speed at poultry plants, which could endanger employees who already work long hours doing repetitive hand motions.

Classroom

New studies show that many teachers are unhappy in their jobs—and in this climate of austerity, it's no wonder.

Scott Walker

The protests in Wisconsin have inspired a new generation of candidates—and they’re winning.

Blogs

230,000 long-term unemployed workers lost their benefits on Sunday and the system is about to get a whole lot worse.

May 18, 2012

The working-age population is growing. The offiical labor force is not. What's going on? 

May 17, 2012

More than 100,000 activists petition Democratic National Committee to match the massive commitment by GOP corporate interests to defend the anti-labor governor.

May 16, 2012

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker unintentionally confirms his "divide and conquer" policy on labor.

May 14, 2012

He says no. Video says yes.

May 14, 2012

Before a billionaire supporter gave big money to the embattled Wisconsin governor, Walker laid out a strategy to attack labor.

May 11, 2012

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett wins an overwhelming primary victory, as combined Democratic total vote in historic recall election outshines vote for embattled GOP governor.

May 9, 2012

The real problem with the Hollywood obsession with the celebrity baby bump is not what it shows but rather what it hides.

May 8, 2012

This Tuesday, as Wisconsinites voted in primaries to replace Governor Scott Walker and five other statewide office holders, the union of graduate students at the heart of the 2011 Capitol protests, stood apart from their union fellows, and refused to endorse any candidate.

May 8, 2012