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Labor Organizing

Labor Organizing news and analysis from The Nation

  • October 18, 2007

    Father of History

    Bettina Aptheker’s recent memoir has incited fierce debate over her father s legacy.

    Christopher Phelps

  • October 18, 2007

    UAW R.I.P.?

    To save the domestic auto industry, the UAW may end up killing itself.

    Max Fraser

  • October 4, 2007

    South Africa’s Winter of Discontent

    As the gap widens between rich and poor, millions of black workers are challenging African National Congress rule. How did a victory against apartheid turn into class war?

    William Johnson

  • July 16, 2007

    Argentina: Where Jobless Run Factories

    Almost entirely under the media radar, unemployed workers here are taking over bankrupt businesses and reopening them under democratic management.

    Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis

  • 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