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On September 29 in San Francisco, 4,000 hotel employees--all members of the newly merged union UNITE HERE--walked out on strike or were locked out of their workplaces after their contracts expire

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.

Taking privatization to extremes, a new law ends the public sector as we knew it.

Even as the labor leaders who support him are redoubling efforts to
secure the Democratic presidential nod for Dick Gephardt, it is becoming
increasingly clear that the former House minority le

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

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

While we wait for labor law reform, here are a few things unions can do.

President Bush, a scion of great wealth who has never had to earn an honest living, has abruptly wiped out the jobs, retirement security and health benefits of 850,000 blue- and white-collar

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WRITING CONTEST FINALIST: Only by returning the tools of government to average Americans through adequate representation can we fix our broken politics.

October 2, 2013

The Los Angeles gathering of the nation’s largest labor federation included high-profile Democratic guests, soul-searching about diversity, and signs of a coming floor fight.

September 9, 2013

Following rallies in fifteen cities yesterday demanding the reinstatement of fired activists, workers plan a second Black Friday strike.

September 6, 2013

Civil rights and labor activist David Newby is not done dissenting.

August 27, 2013

Dr. Martin Luther King was talking about economic justice as well as racial justice, according to Senator Bernie Sanders.

August 23, 2013

The federation’s general counsel tells The Nation “limited, thoughtful experiments” with alternative organizing models could be ahead.

August 16, 2013

Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen warns that without Labor Board confirmations, 'management can do whatever they want in terms of workers’ rights.'

June 23, 2013

AFL-CIO President Trumka asks new labor activists for help as a strike looms.

June 22, 2013

The senator with the lowest job approval doesn’t think he’s the problem. He’s trying to stir up resentment toward public employees and their unions.

June 22, 2013

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