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The spirit of democratic protest, so vibrant across the Middle East, has been kindled here in Middle America.

Progressive service organizations connect real world needs to Beltway advocacy and lobbying. Conservatives fear and loathe that.

The Spirit of Wisconsin

How Scott Walker’s unionbusting spurred a popular uprising.

Proposed budget cuts and threats to collective bargaining are already damaging public education in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin's struggle is about more than unions, it's part of a larger campaign against the foundations of the American middle class.

As the showdown in Wisconsin demonstrates, progressives must embrace the government workers’ struggle as our own—or else.

A proposed bill to end collective bargaining and slash wages and benefits for nearly all public employees could foreshadow a larger conservative strategy to take down unions.

The assault on public employee unions is the next phase of a the forty-year campaign by the rich against the rest of us.

With US approval and privatization the goal, the government is targeting organized labor.

A talk with AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka on the state of the labor movement and plans for the future.

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