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Bailouts may protect the automakers. But what about the autoworkers?

In the late afternoon of January 7, fourteen union leaders gathered
around a big oval table in the top-floor conference room of the United
Food and Commercial Workers' (UFCW) Washington headqua

At a time when organized labor stands a chance to make political gains, its energies are depleted by escalating conflicts within its ranks.

Two colleagues remember Ron Carey, the reformer and Teamsters Union president, who weathered controversy and won battles on his own terms.

If he keeps his promises to autoworkers, Obama has the chance to renew the ability of organzed labor to improve the lot of union and non-union workers in the twenty-first century.

Letting Detroit fail: catastrophic. Transforming it into a lean green machine-maker: visionary.

In a nation hungry for heroes on election day, blue-collar Ohio delivered.

United Steelworkers Union prez Leo Gerard cracks open the sweetheart deal that bailed out nine banks--and likely lined the Treasury Secretary's own pockets--with billions of taxpayer dollars. Does anybody care?

Secretary Treasurer of the AFL-CIO: 'All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.'

Unions are trying to combat racism and sway undecided working-class voters toward Obama.

Blogs

AFL-CIO President Trumka asks new labor activists for help as a strike looms.

June 22, 2013

The senator with the lowest job approval doesn’t think he’s the problem. He’s trying to stir up resentment toward public employees and their unions.

June 22, 2013

Workers at Guitar Center, the music gear company recently purchased by Bain Capital, say they can’t survive under new pay structures.

June 18, 2013

Without good union jobs—known for keeping small towns afloat during times of economic crisis—whither the middle class?

May 28, 2013

Hundreds of fast food and retail workers are expected to join the work stoppage, making Milwaukee the fifth city in the strike wave.

May 15, 2013

Working America is set to expand across the country—and directly enter the workplace.

April 17, 2013

Barack Obama's expected budget proposal will slash payments for ordinary Americans in the name of deficit reduction.

April 5, 2013

Wisconsin's state Superintendent of Public Instruction runs for reelection as a critic of Scott Walker's attacks on teacher unions, funding cuts and vouchers proposals.

April 1, 2013

USPS is being hit with a classic austerity model: politicians, influenced by corporations that fund campaigns and overrun Capitol Hill with lobbyists, undermine quality public services.

March 22, 2013

Did a Walmart vice president just reveal illegal union-busting?

December 17, 2012