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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

Can global solidarity between fast-food workers help raise the bar for all of them?

November 19, 2014

Could the chemicals in beauty products be causing long-term health problems for salon workers?

November 17, 2014

San Francisco employees of the green-capitalism giant are organizing themselves to fight for livable working conditions.

November 14, 2014

The average American woman works for “free” for two months thanks to the wage gap and unpaid labor.

November 13, 2014

A political scandal in Britain draws attention to labor exploitation that extends far beyond a single T-shirt.

November 12, 2014

A new study suggests air pollution near fracking sites may be worse than previously estimated—putting workers and local residents at increased risk of cancer, birth defects and other major health problems.

November 10, 2014

This year’s midterms raised the minimum wage in four states and two cities across the country—now it’s time to make sure those wages get paid.

November 7, 2014

Amid disappointing election results, progressives won big on one campaign: raising the minimum wage.

November 5, 2014

Progressives should not think of this election as another Republican “shellacking,” but as the year some Americans got a raise.

November 4, 2014

Who decides the minimum wage? In several ballot initiatives next week, the people will.

October 29, 2014