Friday, May 22, 2015
labor
Protesters demonstrate against right-to-work laws in Madison, Wisconsin (Light Brigading via Flickr)

How The Media Enable The Anti-Worker Movement

Intentionally or not, news organizations often help the Koch brothers, ALEC, and other enemies of labor.

March 21, 2015
Farmworker Bernardo Velasco Vasquez, 47, stands on the Baja Trans Peninsula Highway in Colonet, Baja California, Mexico, in solidarity with fellow striking strawberry farm workers on March 19, 2015. "We've been here for years working for the same wage. We've had enough," he said. (Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Mexican Farmworkers Strike Over Low Wages, Blocking Harvest

A major labor battle is brewing in Mexico.

March 20, 2015
Wisconsin workers protest the state's right-to-work policy (Preston Austin via Flickr)

Defending Unions Against The Haters

The stats don’t lie: ‘Right-to-work’ is bad for workers.

March 19, 2015
Photo: Dave Dugdale via Flickr

Tackling Tip Theft

Employers routinely rip off service-industry employees — but you can help protect workers.

March 18, 2015
Politics, College Droupout, Wisconsin, 2016, Campaign, Scott Walker, Top News, Marquette University, Education

Walker Says Union Law Popular With Republicans Wasn’t His Idea

Scott Walker is trying to distance himself from Wisconsin’s new right-to-work law.

March 9, 2015
right to work protest

Wisconsin Passes Walker-Backed Labor Bill After Marathon Debate

Labor has lost the dramatic battle against right-to-work in Wisconsin.

March 6, 2015
Post Office

Banking Goes Postal

Could the United States Postal Service become a financial lifeline for vulnerable American families?

March 2, 2015
Scott Walker. Photo via Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Wisconsin’s Right-To-Work Fight Moves To Senate After Abrupt Vote

Wisconsin Republicans are advancing their plan to crush unions, as Scott Walker prepares his presidential bid.

February 25, 2015
Photo: Wisconsin Solidarity rally in St. Paul, in February, 2011 (Chuck Olsen via Flickr)

Union Leaders Vow To Fight Walker On Right To Work In Wisconsin

Labor is going back to war against Scott Walker.

February 23, 2015
UAW climate march

Unions See A Comeback Coming As Wages Stall, Rich Get Richer

Is the labor movement about to reassert itself?

February 23, 2015
Scott Walker, Iran, Wisconsin, Obama, Deal, Foreign Policy, Politics

Wisconsin Considers Right-To-Work Bill, Renewing War With Unions

Scott Walker is gearing up for another war against unions.

February 20, 2015
Union retirees fear dramatic pension cuts under new federal law

Union Retirees Fear Dramatic Pension Cuts Under New Federal Law

Many union retirees may not know that their benefits face steep cuts.

February 20, 2015
Construction

U.S. Economy Produces 257,000 Jobs In January

The U.S. economy continues to make strong gains.

February 6, 2015
Supreme Court frieze

Opponents Of Mandatory Union Fees Hope Supreme Court Will Side With Them

The Supreme Court may deal a major blow to organized labor.

February 2, 2015
McDonald's

Is Ronald McDonald Racist?

McDonald’s has long cared more about profits than people — and its employees are fighting back.

February 2, 2015
Supreme Court

Supreme Court Knocks Down Promised Health Benefits For Union Retirees

Corporate America just scored a big win at the Supreme Court.

January 26, 2015
McDonalds

How Tacky Can The Golden Arches Get?

McDonalds’ exploitative new ad campaign isn’t fooling anyone.

January 21, 2015
Minimum wage battles to continue in 2015

Minimum Wage Battles To Continue In 2015

Having won some big victories in 2014, organized labor feels good about the coming year.

January 13, 2015
fast food strike

For Better Or Worse, The Labor Movement Is Reinventing Itself

Faced with declining membership, unions are finding new ways to advance their agendas.

December 10, 2014
OnlyOneThingCanSaveUS

Weekend Reader: ‘Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement’

Is a labor movement the only way to stabilize the economy and save the middle class?

December 6, 2014
Walmart

Thanksgiving: From The White House To Walmart

Millions of workers will have to show up on Thanksgiving, or lose their jobs.

November 26, 2014
harvest of shame

The Best Thanksgiving TV Show Ever Is Not What You Expect

More than 50 years after it first aired, “Harvest of Shame” is just as relevant as ever.

November 26, 2014
lady justice

Landmark State Pension Law Struck Down By Illinois Judge

Find out what this ruling means for organized labor.

November 21, 2014
gourmet

Conde Nast To Pay $5.8 Million To Underpaid Interns

Find out why the publisher is about to pay up.

November 14, 2014
Washington Monument

Federal Contract Workers In D.C. Plan One-Day Strike

Find out why federal workers are walking off the job.

November 13, 2014
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