Labor Organizing

Winning Basic Care for Care Givers Winning Basic Care for Care Givers

It's women and “minorities” vs. large corporations and Republican lawmakers. Will grassroots organizers beat big-dollar businesses to win fairness for home care workers...

Dec 27, 2011 / Blog / Laura Flanders

Unions Beat GOP Candidates as New Hampshire Blocks Anti-Labor Law Unions Beat GOP Candidates as New Hampshire Blocks Anti-Labor Law

Even as Republican presidential contenders stake out extreme anti-labor positions in New Hampshire, unions in that state have succeeded in blocking an anti-union “Right-to-Wo...

Nov 30, 2011 / Blog / John Nichols

Organize and Occupy!

Organize and Occupy! Organize and Occupy!

Groups long committed to challenging inequality and the power of big banks are joining the Occupy movement, in a mutually reinforcing relationship.

Oct 19, 2011 / Editorial / Stephen Lerner

AFL-CIO’s Trumka Hails Occupy Wall Street AFL-CIO’s Trumka Hails Occupy Wall Street

 "Wall Street's out of control," declares the nation's top labor leader, as key unions begin to endorse the protest and call for similar demonstrations across the co...

Sep 30, 2011 / Blog / John Nichols

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer: “Youth Face An Abyss Now”

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer: “Youth Face An Abyss Now” AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer: “Youth Face An Abyss Now”

A conversation with AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler about organized labor's new youth outreach efforts.  

Sep 28, 2011 / StudentNation / Josh Eidelson

‘Save the Post Office’ Movement Defends ‘the Human Side of Government’ ‘Save the Post Office’ Movement Defends ‘the Human Side of Government’

Thousands are rallying across the country to defend post offices, postal services and postal workers against unnecessary cuts.

Sep 27, 2011 / Blog / John Nichols

A Top Democrat Actually Gets It: Biden Makes a Stand With Labor A Top Democrat Actually Gets It: Biden Makes a Stand With Labor

“We’ve been through a lot of fights, but this is a different kind of fight," explained Biden. “This is a fight for the heart and soul of the labor movement. ...

Sep 6, 2011 / Blog / John Nichols

Guitars and Bagpipes: Tom Morello’s Justice Tour Links Rockers and Unions for a Labor Day Fightback

Guitars and Bagpipes: Tom Morello’s Justice Tour Links Rockers and Unions for a Labor Day Fightback Guitars and Bagpipes: Tom Morello’s Justice Tour Links Rockers and Unions for a Labor Day Fightback

Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, along with comrades such as the MC5’s Wayne Kramer and Rise Against’s Tom McIlrath, will launch the Justice Tour of labor battle...

Sep 4, 2011 / Blog / John Nichols

Cheese, Brats, Beer, Polka, Unions! The Homegrown Revolution in Wisconsin

Cheese, Brats, Beer, Polka, Unions! The Homegrown Revolution in Wisconsin Cheese, Brats, Beer, Polka, Unions! The Homegrown Revolution in Wisconsin

The forces fighting against Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union agenda are halting the Tea Party’s momentum. Will President Obama stand with them?

Sep 1, 2011 / Tom Hayden

John Nichols: Get With the Program, Obama John Nichols: Get With the Program, Obama

Democrats who run on clear platforms of standing with workers, defending public education and taxing corporations win elections.

Aug 29, 2011 / Video / Countdown

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