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Immigrant workers

Soon we’ll all be stuck with the unjust working conditions that immigrants face: contingent jobs, with lousy pay and few or no benefits.

As minimum wage battles flare around the country, the nation’s capital leads the way with a significant increase.

A policeman in Beijing

Hard-hitting New York Times coverage has been journalism at its best—although the Chinese authorities apparently don't agree.

The late organizer helped pave a progressive path forward for New York and elsewhere.

Amazon warehouse

My life as a temp in California’s Inland Empire, the belly of the online shopping beast.

Airport workers

Passenger service workers earn significantly lower wages than the largely unionized airline employees with whom they work. Now they’re organizing to change that.

Walmart shopping cart

A landmark ruling by the National Labor Relations Board says Walmart unlawfully harassed and fired employees for protesting.

Kalpona Akter

Surging union growth and militancy is due to courageous leaders like Kalpona Akter: child laborer at 12, union president at 15, she’s now head of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity.

Children spinning

The country must find the political will to end this national disgrace.

Blogs

Republican fanatics are trying to take the country back to a time when workers had no rights.

March 24, 2011

Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette has successfully blocked the publication of Governor Scott Walker's anti-labor legislation for almost two weeks. Now, the courts are backing him up.

March 24, 2011

In a lot of the talk about attacks on labor, the focus has been on electoral politics and cash. But doing away with unions does away with one of the only forms of popular education we have. It's person-to-person education that will save us. Organizing. And we need the unions for that.

March 23, 2011

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker got the legislature to do his bidding. But there is a third branch of government, and the judges aren’t buying what Walker’s selling.

March 19, 2011

Protests met the arrival of Wisconsin state Senators in Washington, there to collect checks from corporate lobbyists.

March 17, 2011

Corporate lobbyists will gather at Haley Barbour’s old lobbying office to “thank” Wisconsin Republicans for enacting anti-labor legislation. The price of saying “thanks” ranges from $1,000 (to get in the door) to $5,000 (to host the lavish gathering).

March 16, 2011

In another blow to democracy, Governor Scott Walker's consigliere, Senate majority leader Scott Fitzgerald, announces plan to deny Democratic state senators the right to have their votes recorded.

March 15, 2011

Farmers, workers and their supporters, undaunted by Governor Scott Walker's power grabs, converged on Madison to fight for labor rights and the future of their state. They came in record numbers, chanting: “This is what democracy looks like!”

March 12, 2011

The Wisconsin governor's actions throughout the past three weeks have angered the public to the point that many are now pushing for recalling the state's Republican legislators.

March 11, 2011

Governor Scott Walker has unintentionally created a powerful movement. Now that Walker has got his bill, how will the pro-union forces push back? General strike? Break the banks? Recall? All of the above?

March 11, 2011