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The American labor movement must guard the interests of those it represents--even if it makes people in power uncomfortable.

How do the Chinese make such cheap TVs? By silencing, arresting and sometimes torturing labor rights activists.

John Edwards is meticulously laying the groundwork to become the candidate of organized labor, insisting prosperity can expand only if unionization expands.

The government is about to declare virtual disarmament against the lawbreakers.

A labor organizer was beaten to death after exposing exploitative labor practices in the United States and Mexico.

Passing progressive immigration legislation this year is a moral imperative. History is in our hands.

Why does Hollywood render unions and the working class invisible?

Immigration reform should be shaped by progressive values that prize the dignity of all workers.

A recent police raid on a small-city factory showcases the Bush Administration's frightening war on illegal immigration.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is using immigration control measures to retaliate against undocumented workers who stand up for their rights.

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In a lengthy call with reporters, Obama pushed back hard on liberal criticisms of his trade bill.

April 24, 2015

The low wages the government pays its army of contract workers is exacerbating precarity in the labor force as a whole.

April 22, 2015

This is the time to break with Obama, and her own past, by siding with labor, environmentalists, human rights activists.

April 17, 2015

The widespread protests Wednesday offered a critical test for politicians on whether to support the growing low-wage-worker movement.

April 16, 2015

Yesterday’s strikers ranged from retail and fast food workers to adjuncts and caregivers—all those ousted from the 1 percent economy.

April 16, 2015

But more often than not, states are preventing workers from securing unemployment benefits.

April 14, 2015

More education helps an individual woman earn better, but it doesn’t erase the gender wage gap.

April 14, 2015

Wells Fargo workers are protesting the bank’s predatory practices.

April 13, 2015

Workers’ willingness to take direct action could stem from a recognition that the golden era of Chinese manufacturing is on the wane.

April 9, 2015

A challenge to Rahm Emanuel and corporate Democrats sows the seeds of a new urban populism.

April 8, 2015