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Union leaders weigh in on the future of the AFL-CIO.

As its July convention approaches, the AFL-CIO is on the brink of a major break-up.

On June 27, 1905, William "Big Bill" Haywood exhorted
an audience in Chicago's Brand Hall to organize one big union, seize the
means of production and emancipate the workers of the world "from

It is time for a serious solution to the problem of retirement
security.

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.

Blogs

There’s no evidence that credit reports reveal an applicant’s competence but plenty of evidence that shows they invade privacy and institutionalize discrimination.

September 12, 2014

While the tech world fawns over the new iPhone 6, labor abuses abound at an Apple factory in China.

September 10, 2014

A recent investigation of an Apple supplier factory by China Labor Watch and Green America found numerous serious health, safety and human rights violations.

September 9, 2014

The workers awaiting immigration reform need the ability to work legally, but they also need to be empowered at work.

September 8, 2014

Nearly two years since their mobilization began with about 200 workers in New York, fast-food workers are following through on their two key demands: a $15 hourly wage and a union.

 
September 5, 2014

Unions are more welcome in New York than most places in the country, but a revival of the labor movement will require new traditions of workplace activism.

September 3, 2014

Instead of waiting for the perfect Congress, Americans should demand that this imperfect Congress act before the election.

September 2, 2014

Keith Ellison and John Lewis are right: the US should recognize union organizing as a civil right.

August 31, 2014

Education reformers have left out the human dimensions of a harsh labor market where women, like my mother, were regularly punished for not being men. 

August 30, 2014

Home healthcare workers in Minnesota just established a union, opening the door for negotiating higher wages. 

August 29, 2014