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Since 1968 the Democrats have been shut out, more or less, as majority
party. But with a small bump in left-of-center turnout, they'd be
running the country.

This fall will see a fact-finding mission to Iraq to evaluate the condition of workers and the status of the labor movement.

While fighting givebacks, unions can't lose sight of the big healthcare
picture.

"Our job is to make sure that the labor movement talks about how the militarization of US foreign policy hurts workers at home."

Freshly unearthed documents may force the AFL-CIO to face up to past betrayals.

How 'fighting terrorism' became a bludgeon in Bush's assault on labor.

Union members are making links between customers' concerns and their
own.

Led by a former Boeing machinist, Las Vegas exotic dancers are talking union.

Pennsylvania's mine rescue was inspiring, but the real story was
corporate greed.

Blogs

The workers at Republic Windows and Doors have formed a co-op, New Era Windows, and made a bid to buy the plant. The factory’s current owners seem intent on selling off its parts instead.

July 4, 2012

It might be hard to see a trade union hero in quarterback Drew Brees. But it shouldn’t be. 

July 1, 2012

Tom Morello joined the protest against the anti-union store this weekend.

June 30, 2012

The too-big-to-fail bank’s CEO pays wages that are too-small-to-live-on.

June 27, 2012

It's time for the AFL-CIO to embrace constitutional reform.

June 26, 2012

From marriage to the military, LGBTQ people have won acceptance. Now can we tackle the unacceptable levels of fear, poverty and shame that pervade our society?

June 25, 2012

There is no state where a person can afford a two-bedroom apartment working a forty-hour week on any state’s minimum wage.

June 25, 2012

By striking down a century-old Montana anti-corruption law, a narrow High Court majority has removed barriers to the buying of state and local elections by multinational corporations.

June 25, 2012

Even the non-sporty among us have likely benefited from its enforcement.

June 25, 2012

A global tax on Wall Street speculation is a good idea whose time has come.

June 25, 2012