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With a new wave of activism against sweatshops sweeping college
campuses, student interest in the morality of their clothing choices
can set a standard for the rest of us.

A hard-hitting documentary, an embarrassing leaked memo on healthcare
and abandonment by customers who don't like its politics. It's
getting harder these days for Wal-Mart to put on a happy public face.

Delphi's bankruptcy is a marker of a new America in which there is no
collective security, no union to make you strong, no government to give
you shelter, in which workers stand alone.

Guest worker programs are a threat to the communities Central American
migrants forge as they sweep across the US. These programs undermine
the economic rights of immigrants and natives alike.

Barbara Ehrenreich probes a deeper level of white-collar angst: people who lose or quit their corporate jobs and routinely spend months, even years, finding another.

When one of New York's biggest and most liberal institutions gets into the business of union-busting, it's hardly an internal matter.

A dozen Democrats are feeling timid about opposing Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr., while a score of unions and grassroots organizations are showing muscle against CAFTA.

That brief explosion in Gdansk of civic participation and political innovation contains secrets and gems of political ideals that can be achieved.

David Sirota calls progressives to action with a plan for a grassroots movement that unites fragmented factions.

In the wake of the labor split, nothing revolutionary or even progressive is discernible in this schism.

Blogs

A global tax on Wall Street speculation is a good idea whose time has come.

June 25, 2012

Houston janitor Adriana Vasquez travels to Congress and asks Jamie Dimon one simple question.

June 22, 2012

The Supreme Court’s partisan majority has made it harder for public-sector unions to engage in politics. This is not what democracy looks like.

June 21, 2012

Nurses and their allies launch a national campaign to push for a tax on financial transactions.

June 19, 2012

Unions invested heavily in the campaign to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Was that a huge mistake?

June 15, 2012

Since January 2011, Ohio has thrown 70,000 poor people—including 40,000 children—off of cash assistance. 

June 15, 2012

While President Obama was speechifying about our possible economic future, workers in one famous Chicago factory were taking a big step towards theirs.  

June 15, 2012

The “money power” is on the march in our politics and the Vermont senator says the message of the billionaies is clear: “We want it all. And now we can buy it.”

June 8, 2012

Janitors in Houston speak out about sub-poverty wages and strike over workplace harrassment. Eleven are barred from returning to the job.

June 8, 2012

Minimum-wage workers today are earning less than they did in 1968—and it’s past time to fix that.

June 6, 2012