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To survive, unions need to be better neighbors.

United We Bargain, Divided We Beg

Establishing lower pay for new hires, these agreements have undermined union solidarity by opening a gulf between generations.

New York School Bus Strike

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

Disguised by its billionaire backers as campaign finance reform, California’s Proposition 32 would destroy the political power of unions.

What's Missing From the Chicago Strike Debate

As Obama touts his education reforms and neoliberals face off with teachers, hardly anyone is talking about the real problems besetting America’s public schools.

As a hot summer rolls on and the lockout enters its third week, New York City unions ramp up the pressure. 

Lockout at Con Ed

Days after being locked out, the utility company’s union workers show that they’re not going down without a fight.

Domestic worker

Tip-stealing bosses are rarely called to account for their abuses. It's time to blow the whistle.

What can a general strike do for workers and their rights?

Save the American Dream

Twelve red states account for 70 percent of all state and local public sector jobs lost since 2010.

Blogs

Nominated for mayor of Philadelphia, a progressive teaches a lesson about coalition politics.

May 20, 2015

The president’s suggestion that his critics do not understand trade issues is “absolutely inaccurate.”

May 11, 2015

A supporter of public schools and teachers pushes Democrats to get on the side of the future.

April 3, 2015

First Scott Walker, and now a struck corporation claims unions pose a threat to Little League baseball.

March 5, 2015

Disregarding and disrespecting protests of teachers and nurses does not prepare him to see off global threats.

February 27, 2015

Voters force school-closing Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff and demand an elected school board.

February 25, 2015

The 2016 contender who last year warned new anti-labor measures were divisive and “a distraction” is back in for a fight with unions.

February 20, 2015

The mayor’s spending millions, but unions and progressives are fighting for grassroots democracy.

February 19, 2015

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is getting bipartisan pushback against his attack on labor unions.

February 16, 2015

We banned police from the “house of labor.” Look at them now.

January 9, 2015