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General Motors is dimming the headlights on its industrial utopia in
Spring Hill, Tennessee. The cutback at the visionary Saturn plant,
where workers and managers once shared decision-making and cooperated as equals, is the latest affront to US autoworkers and American self-esteem.

Buoyed by their defeat of Schwarzeneggar's "referendum revolution,"
Democrats and organized labor are now energized to defeat the
governor's re-election bid next year.

The cynical restructuring plan for bankrupt Delphi Automotive calls for
massive wage and benefit givebacks for 51,000 American workers.
Governors of affected states must craft strategies to minimize loss of
jobs and income.

Delphi's bankruptcy is a marker of a new America in which there is no
collective security, no union to make you strong, no government to give
you shelter, in which workers stand alone.

When one of New York's biggest and most liberal institutions gets into the business of union-busting, it's hardly an internal matter.

In the wake of the labor split, nothing revolutionary or even progressive is discernible in this schism.

In the aftermath of the labor split, both sides must get beyond recriminations and hold themselves to common goals.

Picking up the pieces at the AFL-CIO convention.

David Moberg reports on the union dissidents leaving the AFL-CIO.

Union leaders weigh in on the future of the AFL-CIO.

Blogs

Workers at Guitar Center, the music gear company recently purchased by Bain Capital, say they can’t survive under new pay structures.

June 18, 2013

Without good union jobs—known for keeping small towns afloat during times of economic crisis—whither the middle class?

May 28, 2013

Hundreds of fast food and retail workers are expected to join the work stoppage, making Milwaukee the fifth city in the strike wave.

May 15, 2013

Working America is set to expand across the country—and directly enter the workplace.

April 17, 2013

Barack Obama's expected budget proposal will slash payments for ordinary Americans in the name of deficit reduction.

April 5, 2013

Wisconsin's state Superintendent of Public Instruction runs for reelection as a critic of Scott Walker's attacks on teacher unions, funding cuts and vouchers proposals.

April 1, 2013

USPS is being hit with a classic austerity model: politicians, influenced by corporations that fund campaigns and overrun Capitol Hill with lobbyists, undermine quality public services.

March 22, 2013

Did a Walmart vice president just reveal illegal union-busting?

December 17, 2012

Governor Rick Snyder ignored the interests of Michigan workers to please his corporate backers. 

December 17, 2012

A very real ideological battle is being waged between labor and the forces that wish to destroy the power of collective bargaining.

December 12, 2012