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Labor Organizing news and analysis from The Nation

  • January 20, 2004

    Free Martha!

    Why Martha Stewart should be found innocent.

    Doug Henwood

  • December 24, 2003

    Supermarket Showdown

    A joyless holiday season faces 70,000 unionized Southern and Central California supermarket workers who have been on strike or locked out since October 11.

    Marc Cooper

  • November 24, 2003

    Wal-Mart’s Big City Blues

    The mega-retailer has set its sights on the urban market, but the living-wage movement is putting up a fight.

    Dan Levine

  • November 20, 2003

    Wal-Mart in China

    The signs all over the store proclaiming Everyday Low Prices look the same (except that they’re printed in Chinese), as do the neatly dressed “associates” patrolling the selling floor.

    Carl Goldstein

  • October 23, 2003

    A Watershed Strike

    The retail food workers strike in California may be the first in a series of battles that could shape the future of labor-management relations throughout the US.

    Peter Dreier and Kelly Candaele


  • September 22, 2003

    Yale Workers Win

    Late last week, Yale clerical and maintenance workers who had been striking for three weeks won a contract that will transform the standard of living of clerical workers at the university, as wel

    Kim Phillips-Fein

  • August 28, 2003

    Labor Fights for Rights

    Workers have lost the right to organize. A new effort aims to get it back.

    David Moberg

  • July 2, 2003

    Dems–Why Not Woo the Young?

    Since 1968 the Democrats have been shut out, more or less, as majority party. But with a small bump in left-of-center turnout, they’d be running the country.

    Thomas Geoghegan

  • June 23, 2003

    A New Solidarity Front in Iraq

    This fall will see a fact-finding mission to Iraq to evaluate the condition of workers and the status of the labor movement.

    Tim Shorrock

  • June 19, 2003

    Labor’s Health Problem

    While fighting givebacks, unions can’t lose sight of the big healthcare picture.

    Steve Early