September 17, 2013 -
The AFL-CIO is undertaking a new strategy that involves building closer ties with non-labor allies, from the NAACP to the Sierra Club. But given the extreme attacks workers are suffering, will that be enough to meet the challenges of the day?
September 9, 2013 -
They didn't strike this time, but last week Walmart workers and their allies marched, rallied, danced, blew horns, and took arrests in a coordinated day of action protesting the company's recent crackdown on worker activists.
July 31, 2013 -
The Arkansas-based retail giant is disciplining and firing workers who participated in a strike in June. While the firings are almost certainly illegal, congressional Republicans have declawed the national labor board, leaving it without a quorum to conduct business.
July 10, 2013 -
The Trans-Pacific Partnership -- a trade agreement written with help from the likes of Walmart and Halliburton -- would enhance corporations' power to sue governments over laws they don't like, increase pressure for fracking, and make job-killers like NAFTA look puny. Congress will soon debate whether to fast-track it.
February 15, 2013 -
With the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline intensifying, the old argument that unions must choose between jobs and the environment is losing its grip as climate change becomes more evident and more urgent.