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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.

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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

San Francisco employees of the green-capitalism giant are organizing themselves to fight for livable working conditions.

November 14, 2014

This is not a time to panic. It is a time to get things right.

October 12, 2014