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Labor Organizing news and analysis from The Nation

  • June 27, 2007

    Andy Stern: Savior or Sellout?

    SEIU President Andy Stern heads one of the strongest unions in the country. Why is he so cozy with corporations?

    Liza Featherstone

  • June 27, 2007

    Michael Moore’s Sicko

    Michael Moore’s healtcare documentary is less partisan, less outrageous–but more real–than anything he’s done before.

    Chris Hayes

  • June 7, 2007

    Coming to America

    The US guest-worker program has locked thousands in a modern-day form of indentured servitude.

    Felicia Mello

  • May 10, 2007

    Laboring for Edwards

    John Edwards is meticulously laying the groundwork to become the candidate of organized labor, insisting prosperity can expand only if unionization expands.

    Marc Cooper

  • April 25, 2007

    Murder in Monterrey

    A labor organizer was beaten to death after exposing exploitative labor practices in the United States and Mexico.

    Felicia Mello


  • February 6, 2007

    Workers, Not Guests

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is using immigration control measures to retaliate against undocumented workers who stand up for their rights.

    David Bacon

  • February 5, 2007

    Living-Wage Victory in LA

    Low-wage workers in hotels near Los Angeles International Airport are the latest to benefit from the city’s living-wage law, riding a wave of considerable political momentum.

    Peter Dreier

  • January 3, 2007

    Heck-of -a-Job Myers?

    The ICE chief’s comments about immigration and unions raise troubling questions. Congress should seek answers.

    Rick Perlstein

  • December 17, 2006

    Recognizing Labor

    Unions are pushing hard for the new Congress to ease the process of organizing labor by passing the Employee Free Choice Act.

    The Editors

  • November 20, 2006

    Smithfield Walkout Challenges Agribiz Giant

    Last week’s walkout at the Smithfield Packing Company was a significant victory for labor organizers and exploited undocumented workers at the North Carolina plant.

    Katrina vanden Heuvel