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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.

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.

Blogs

Workers at this New York restaurant were just awarded $2.67 million for egregious wage theft—and could motivate others to push back against labor violations.

March 25, 2015

Yale's historic new building project draws attention to the college's bidding process. 

March 24, 2015

The UAE welcomes NYU’s culture cachet—but not academics seeking to expose exploitaitve labor conditions.

March 23, 2015

According to a new lawsuit, the Filipino guest workers were subject to sixteen-hour shifts and abusive treatment at the hands of their bosses.

March 19, 2015

Writing “Race Together” on a coffee cup is not a solution to institutional racism—but it is a burden on an already underpaid workforce.

March 18, 2015

A climate of impunity for employers, coupled with the threat of deportation, is forcing undocumented workers to bear the costs of injury and abuse.

March 17, 2015

The LWC counters that their tactics have involved creative direct action, not conspiracy or extortion.

March 13, 2015

Some solutions might help mothers on an individual level while increasing systemic problems.

March 13, 2015

The Maryland congresswoman who led the way in opposing Citizens United bids for the newly open seat.

March 12, 2015

How do you plan a budget, or arrange childcare, when you’re always on call?

March 11, 2015