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Firemen protesting in Ohio

Beating back Ohio's anti–collective bargaining bill was a gratifying win, but now progressives must play offense.

Two days ago, postal workers staged nearly 500 rallies throughout the nation to protest newly-proposed Republican legislation—which, if passed, would gut services and cut up to 120,000 jobs.

Barack Obama

The NLRB has proposed a rule change that would make it much easier for workers to organize. No wonder the business lobby is up in arms.

Bailouts saved the Big Three from collapsing, and Obama was in town on Labor Day to celebrate—but auto jobs alone won’t keep the city’s workers afloat.

Egyptian workers

The success of the insurgent movements throughout the region correlates well with the strength of organized labor.

The labor standoff continues as Verizon employees on the East Coast will return to work on Tuesday without a new contract.

After a summer of outside money and fake candidates, Wisconsin's historic recall elections are finally over. 

The Nightwatchman’s Tom Morello is taking his music to the nation’s industrial heartland to support the independent media outlets that are giving voice to the fight for America's unions.

John Nichols discusses the Wisconsin recall elections and why Democrats and President Obama have shied away from pro-labor positions. 

The journalist blames teachers unions, not economic inequality, for students’ failure to achieve.

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A broad campaign to strip employees of their rights is being fueled by corporate cash and conservative state lawmakers. 

October 31, 2013

The House votes 407-0 to guarantee back pay for federal employees. But it will not let them do their jobs.

October 6, 2013

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