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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.

In less than five years, the garment industry in poor, war-ravaged Cambodia has more than doubled into a $1.5 billion industry employing 200,000 workers and generating nearly three-fourths of the

The Democrats should start framing economic justice as a moral issue.

Maybe labor should give up on Washington in favor of friendlier terrain.

Unlike communism and socialism, trade unionism has rarely inspired published "second thoughts" by embittered apostates.

Blogs

Dallas Walmart workers are walking back out on strike.

November 16, 2012

A raise would reduce inequality and boost the economy. Why won’t lawmakers act?

November 15, 2012

The superstore is cracking down on organizers as they rally support for a "Black Friday" strike. 

November 15, 2012

As more and more Americans struggle to get by with low-wage and part-time jobs, it’s time we stop conflating poverty with unemployment. 

November 13, 2012

Thursday, warehouse workers will launch a one-day walk-out which could spread further, including to Walmart stores.

November 13, 2012

Thirteen corporations in Cincinnati earned nearly $17 billion in profits in 2011, but the janitors cleaning their offices still are paid poverty wages.

November 13, 2012

The victories of Tammy Baldwin and Sherrod Brown show that standing up for workers’ rights pays off.

November 7, 2012

Letters obtained by The Nation show that companies involved in the oil, gas and coal industries are increasingly pushing workers to vote Republican. 

November 3, 2012

The presidential election will determine if Americans want investment or austerity, and Obama needs to act on his mandate if he wins. 

November 2, 2012

The latest numbers show 171,000 jobs added, plus more than 80,000 gained in revisions to previous months.

November 2, 2012