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Villaraigosa could make political history not just for his city, but for the country.

About those secret payments, alligator boots, and how to "Love Mom, Not Wal-Mart."

By supporting LA's incumbent mayor, the labor movement may have weakened its hand.

An internal memo urges retaliation against graduate students who
want a union.

Arnold Schwarzenegger now holds a markedly weakened hand.

Home childcare workers declare a victory.

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.

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STUDENT WINNER: The president needs to reassure middle-class American that he has and will continue to combat long-term unemployment.

October 19, 2012

Lobbyists for mining companies and hundreds of other businesses are taking advantage of the Citizens United decision to pressure employees into voting Republican.

October 19, 2012

In its reckless quest to overtake Nike in the sportswear market, Adidas built a footloose global supply chain to force its factories into cut-throat competition.

October 9, 2012

As low-wage retail jobs take over our economy, this strike will tell us whether workers can improve them.

October 9, 2012

Do vague statements on Social Security now set the stage for “grand compromises” in the future?

October 8, 2012

Illinois activists were taken into custody after staging a nonviolent protest against Walmart's cruel working conditions. 

October 2, 2012

Collective bargaining got the real refs back on the football field. It’s a useful tool that should be defended, not attacked.

September 28, 2012

Score another victory for resistance. After thirty-one workers sued his acclaimed restaurant Del Posto, celebrity chef Mario Batali has agreed to a $1.15 million settlement.

September 27, 2012

Commissioner Roger Goodell echoes the anti-labor rhetoric of Mitt Romney and Scott Walker.

September 26, 2012

The man who owes his GOP nomination to billionaires and Super PACs wants to prevent teachers from pooling small donations to have a voice in politics.

September 26, 2012