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Under the gun, unions are realizing they have to think outside the big box.

In a Service Employees union hall in Boston, a hospital worker raises her hand.

After bloody battles for desegregation, blacks in Memphis are still behind.

There are bigger American unions, but none that are feistier organizers than HERE (hotel and restaurant workers) and UNITE (historically garment and textile workers).

The New School University is one of Manhattan's most storied progressive institutions. But don't tell that to the people who work there.

A vast impoverished population languishes in the midst of our economy.

On the tenth anniversary of the NAFTA accord, mainstream media accounts have voiced muted disappointment with its relatively meager effects.

The call by George W. Bush for major reform of our failed immigration policy was undoubtedly made with election-year eyes fixed on the growing Latino vote.

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If women really do become this country’s breadwinners, it’ll likely mean more families slip from the middle class.

September 6, 2012

Pink-collar jobs have been decimated right alongside declining blue-collar work.

September 4, 2012

More work, less pay, longer hours, slimmer chances to advance; the message is coming up: the place of struggle is the workplace, but it’s also everywhere else.

September 3, 2012

The owner of Outback Steakhouse and other chains has fought to lower state minimum wages, which doesn't sit well with low-wage workers. 

August 28, 2012

A successful five-week strike still leaves the Houston janitors below $10 an hour, while Pennsylvania eliminates healthcare for scores of children.

August 21, 2012

Houston janitors fought like hell to get from $8.35 an hour to $9.35 an hour—over four years—cleaning the offices of billionaires.

August 17, 2012

The glaring disjunction between Daniel Straus' deeds and actions have not gone unnoticed, and now the businessman is facing retribution from striking workers and organized students.

August 16, 2012

If only the gender wage gap weren’t caused by discrimination. But the data says otherwise.

August 15, 2012

The latest on Palermo's factory workers in Milwaukee and SEIU janitors in Houston who are fighting for fair treatment and a decent wage.

August 3, 2012

The world’s best president could roll back every last anti-organizing law and set organizers on a mission to sign up every last employed American. Still, the standing pool of desperate unemployed would drain worker power away. Robert Pollin has a proposal.

July 30, 2012