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Chicago teachers' strike

In Chicago, teachers aren’t just fighting for a fair contract—they’re fighting to stop the education reform agenda that dominates the national debate.

Activists Around the US Fight to Raise the Minimum Wage

At a time when 4.5 million Americans make at or below the minimum wage, a broad coalition unites to demand better pay. 

As a hot summer rolls on and the lockout enters its third week, New York City unions ramp up the pressure. 

Alexis Tsipras, the head of Greece's leftist SYRIZA party

The once-marginal Syriza coalition could bring down the current weak government—but to attain power it must get more union support.

Lockout at Con Ed

Days after being locked out, the utility company’s union workers show that they’re not going down without a fight.

Industry leaders and their Senate allies are trying to kill reforms protecting immigrant workers.

The crushing recall loss shows that labor must find better ways to defend itself in the electoral arena.

Nannies in New York state have brand-new labor protections. But it’s proving hard to enforce employment laws at home.

The depressing defeat of the recall suggests that “money power” cannot be easily thwarted, even by determined “people power.”

Blogs

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

Key factors that could determine the outcome in today’s primaries.

May 8, 2012