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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.

Taxing benefits may raise money for Obama's healthcare reform, but it would betray union members who gave up wage increases in order to get decent coverage.

Blogs

Twenty-six thousand teachers and school staff are expected to join the picket lines in Chicago Monday. Why? 

September 10, 2012

The latest on Palermo's factory workers in Milwaukee and SEIU janitors in Houston who are fighting for fair treatment and a decent wage.

August 3, 2012

While Romney toured Poland, the current leaders of the historic union denounced his “support for the attacks against trade unions and labor rights.”

July 30, 2012

With the formal shift of control of the Wisconsin state Senate to Democratic control, America’s leading anti-labor governor can no longer govern at whim.

July 18, 2012

It might be hard to see a trade union hero in quarterback Drew Brees. But it shouldn’t be. 

July 1, 2012

The Supreme Court’s partisan majority has made it harder for public-sector unions to engage in politics. This is not what democracy looks like.

June 21, 2012

He says no. Video says yes.

May 14, 2012

A new independent poll from Wisconsin shows the anti-labor governor's approval ratings are tanking, and the leading Democratic candidate has moved narrowly ahead of him.

May 3, 2012

Walker’s collecting huge checks—$250,000 from Sheldon Adelson—to try to beat a people-powered recall campaign.

May 2, 2012

Want to end pay discrimination? All it takes is raising the minimum wage, increasing unionization and passing family leave policies!

April 17, 2012