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Some 57 million nonunion workers in the United States say they would
form a union tomorrow if given the chance, according to new poll
conducted in February by Peter D. Hart and Associates.

California inspires people to think big, and to write big books. Take, for example, Kevin Starr.

How lionlike the Democrats sound as they circle around Social Security, roaring their defiance!

Wal-Mart hopes to defeat its opponents by exploiting their racial divisions.

Massive resources are at stake in the debate roiling the AFL-CIO's Las Vegas summit.

Why public pension funds might be the real progressive power.

Call out the fifes, sound the bugles, strike on the drums. With the State of the Union behind us, the Battle for Social Security now officially begins--again.

Blogs

The USPS needs support, not downsizing.

December 26, 2013

The outgoing mayor says pension and healthcare costs could cripple the city. His successor thinks the labor mess the mayor is leaving him is a bigger deal.

December 19, 2013

Hundreds of Amazon workers in Germany walk off the job in opposition to stressful working conditions and low pay.

December 16, 2013

JT’s backup dancers have made history by winning a union contract for touring artists.

December 13, 2013

NYU becomes the only private university with unionized teaching assistants.

December 12, 2013

Calling for the administration's support of Bangladeshi garment workers, members of NYU's Student Labor Action Committee performed carols such as "Joy to the Workers” and “Workers’ Rights Are Coming To Town.”

December 9, 2013

He defended collective bargaining, championed international solidarity and proudly carried a UAW card.

December 6, 2013

Fox News deceptively attacks the minimum wage.

December 5, 2013

Republicans and Democrats actually agree: “We can’t build a strong economy on jobs that pay so little that families can’t live on them.”

December 5, 2013

Distribution companies stress safety and speed to their workers. But are those two goals even compatible?

December 5, 2013