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Inspired by Vermont’s successful drive for universal healthcare, the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer is working with activists from Maine, California and Oregon to expand healthcare access.

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis

Hilda Solis talks to The Nation about getting the Labor Department its teeth back, her worst moment as secretary and her legacy.

New York School Bus Strike

New York City’s school bus drivers and aides do a tough job where experience matters.

Walmart protest

The new labor campaign against the retail giant faces daunting odds, and the stakes are high: most of us live in the Walmart economy.

Recent strikes against Walmart and fast food chains made waves, but the vast majority of service workers can’t afford to speak out.

We are delighted to announce the winners of The Nation’s seventh annual Student Writing Contest, Andrew Gambrione and Tess Saperstein.

Dollar bill

“Debtpocalypse” is merely the latest installment in a tragic, forty-year story of the dispossession of American workers. 

Walmart

This year’s historic strike wave is an indictment not just of the retail giant’s business model but of our broken labor laws.

Geoeconomic arguments about jobs smuggle in neoliberal economics under the cover of geography.

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Unions invested heavily in the campaign to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Was that a huge mistake?

June 15, 2012

Since January 2011, Ohio has thrown 70,000 poor people—including 40,000 children—off of cash assistance. 

June 15, 2012

While President Obama was speechifying about our possible economic future, workers in one famous Chicago factory were taking a big step towards theirs.  

June 15, 2012

The “money power” is on the march in our politics and the Vermont senator says the message of the billionaies is clear: “We want it all. And now we can buy it.”

June 8, 2012

Janitors in Houston speak out about sub-poverty wages and strike over workplace harrassment. Eleven are barred from returning to the job.

June 8, 2012

Minimum-wage workers today are earning less than they did in 1968—and it’s past time to fix that.

June 6, 2012

Our high schools are failing to prepare young people for an unforgiving economy.

June 6, 2012

After sixteen months of wrangling, anti-labor Governor Scott Walker finally faces his accountability moment.

June 5, 2012

More money in women’s pockets will mean more spending power in political campaigns.

June 4, 2012

The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights would be a huge gain for California workers and a terrific example for the rest of the country.

June 1, 2012