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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.

Bob King, the new UAW president, has dusted off the union and renewed its activist traditions.

Profits are booming, but Mott's is demanding benefit cuts. Workers are fighting back.

His single-minded pursuit of growth alienated allies. Did it produce the gains he promised?

Holding the budget hostage while state unemployment tops 12 percent, California growers and their political allies have slashed funding for schools and social services. The March for California's Future is challenging the stranglehold that big agriculture exerts over the state.

The multinational mining giant Rio Tinto has uprooted unions, slashed wages and abused employees all over the world. Now workers at its California facility are fighting a lockout.

Can the labor movement overcome UNITE HERE's messy breakup?

As he mounts his run for AFL-CIO president at a moment of opportunity and peril for American workers, Richard Trumka calls for no less than a new social compact.

Blogs

John Nichols appeared on All In With Chris Hayes to discuss the upcoming vote to unionize a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

February 14, 2014

A Tennessee union vote could reshape American manufacturing.

February 13, 2014

Talking up Pope Francis and unions, the veep lays down his marker.

February 10, 2014

The new mayor has a real emergency on his hands.

February 4, 2014

The president is getting a lot right. But he cannot afford to muddle his message tonight.

January 28, 2014

Nearly thirty Amazon technicians held the first unionization vote in the company’s history.

January 16, 2014

This key congressman would offset restoring benefit cuts for veterans by undermining the USPS, a top employer of vets.

January 4, 2014

The USPS needs support, not downsizing.

December 26, 2013

He defended collective bargaining, championed international solidarity and proudly carried a UAW card.

December 6, 2013

In his campaign book, Unintimidated, the controversial Wisconsin governor offers a rewrite of his history.

November 18, 2013