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Labor Organizing news and analysis from The Nation

  • July 14, 2006

    Baseball Begins to Listen to Sweatshop Foes

    After pressure from the local newspaper and the City Council questioning the use of sweatshop labor to create Pittsburgh Pirates regalia, Major League Baseball seems willing to listen to activists’ complaints.

    Dave Zirin and Derek Tyner

  • June 28, 2006

    Mexico’s Labor Rebels

    On July 2, Mexico will choose a new president. Whoever wins will face an ongoing labor movement challenging the neoliberal policies of the past.

    David Bacon

  • June 28, 2006

    Harlan County Blues

    Life remains cheap in the coalfields of Appalachia because of the Bush Administration’s incompetence and neglect in the face of human and environmental tragedy.

    Erik Reece

  • May 25, 2006

    Why Mine Deaths Are Up

    The May 20 mine disaster presents more evidence that the Bush Administration places miners in peril with budget cuts, regulatory rollbacks and industry-friendly appointees.

    Peter Dreier

  • April 13, 2006

    The Case Against Coke

    A global, grassroots campaign against Coca-Cola is using product bans and lawsuits to shed light on the corporate giant’s exploitation and brutality in Colombia, India and elsewhere.

    Michael Blanding


  • February 16, 2006

    Envisioning Another World: Integración Desde Abajo

    Immigrant advocates at the World Social Forum offered real alternatives to the narrow debate over how to fix the system.

    Roberto Lovato

  • February 8, 2006

    Reversing ‘Right to Work’

    Labor activists in Idaho hope to repeal repressive “Right To Work” laws and educate a new generation on the history of labor struggles.

    Sasha Abramsky

  • January 21, 2006

    Cesar’s Ghost

    Cesar, who was always good at symbols, saved his best for last: a simple pine box, fashioned by his brother’s hands, carried unceremoniously through the Central Valley town he made famous.

    Frank Bardacke

  • January 11, 2006

    Working-Class Hero

    While the edges continue to be smoothed off Martin Luther King Jr.’s bracing challenges to racism, war and free-market exploitation, the holiday is a time to remember a leader who believed civil rights and labor rights are tightly intertwined.

    William P. Jones

  • December 30, 2005

    New York’s Real Transit Crisis

    New York City’s first transit strike in a quarter-century resulted in an agreement that both the union leadership and the MTA insist is the greatest contract ever–but that the union’s left opposition calls a disastrous sell-out.

    Robert Fitch