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

The fate of America's unions and the fate of our middle class are inextricably intertwined.

King’s progressive credentials are impressive, but his popularity with members will be tested as he goes up against the Big Three in tough contract talks.

The National Basketball Association lockout isn't about losses. It's about breaking the union.

Wisconsin is just one front in ALEC's most recent war against against revenue and labor unions, part of an ongoing mission to privatize everything.

It's official—the high court of Wisconsin has re-instated Scott Walker's union-busting "Budget Repair Bill" as the law of the land. 

Boeing's workers allege that the company unfairly retaliated against them for exercising their statutory right to go on strike and collectively bargain—what can the National Labor Relations Board legally do about it?

Funeral Procession for Triangle Fire Victims

After 100 years, the tragedy still inspires outrage and grief. Why does it have a hold on us?

Union protesters in Wisconsin are shrewdly targeting M&I Bank, a top Walker campaign contributor.

The mass mobilization in Wisconsin was powerful. But Governor Scott Walker remained determined to disempower unions.

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Home healthcare workers in Minnesota just established a union, opening the door for negotiating higher wages. 

August 29, 2014

Low-wage federal contract workers are once again asking Obama to raise the minimum wage.

July 29, 2014

Unions, community and religious groups organize to prioritize the interests of working families over the interests of Wall Street bankers.

July 17, 2014

National Education Association calls out Obama’s education secretary for focusing on high-stakes testing. Democrats should take the criticism seriously.

July 8, 2014

A 5-4 ruling threatens more assaults on labor rights.

June 30, 2014

Today’s ruling was not as devastating as labor advocates feared it would be, but nevertheless lays the groundwork for more sweeping attacks on unions.

June 30, 2014

The New Jersey’s governor’s plan to run on his record of working across the aisle isn’t looking too good.

June 19, 2014

Unions representing hundreds of thousands of workers go to court against the governor.

June 10, 2014

Safety advocates say the government has plenty of tools available to protect workers; it just needs the political will to apply them.

May 2, 2014

The New Jersey governor backs Wisconsin’s governor, a potential 2016 rival, in his capacity as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

April 25, 2014