In the depressed former steel towns of western Pennsylvania, disillusionment with all politicians is deep. The AFL-CIO's labor affiliate is trying to change that.
Disguised by its billionaire backers as campaign finance reform, California’s Proposition 32 would destroy the political power of unions.
As Obama touts his education reforms and neoliberals face off with teachers, hardly anyone is talking about the real problems besetting America’s public schools.
The massacre of striking miners marked a tipping point, with the African National Congress moving closer to becoming just another party in power, rather than a liberation movement.
Teachers in Chicago realize that they are striking a blow for the preservation of public education across the country.
The pendulum swings hard against the rights of labor.
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.
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.
The once-marginal Syriza coalition could bring down the current weak government—but to attain power it must get more union support.