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Bankruptcy returns as a tool to crack unions

March 6, 2012 - Corporations including Texas-based American Airlines and Hostess are turning to bankruptcy courts not because they can't pay their bills but because those courts allow them to negotiate with a hammer. While the options for unions aren't great, a few have shown that aggressive workplace mobilizing can beat back some of the worst.

Creative organizing at Walmart

March 1, 2012 - A new strategy to advocate for workers' rights at Bentonville, Ark.-based Walmart is utilizing what has been called "pre-New Deal unionism" -- and it is showing some real gains.

Will BP go on trial?

February 29, 2012 - After the expected court date for BP's trial for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill was delayed this week, rumors have grown about a settlement that could close the case. But will Gulf Coast communities still reeling from the disaster see justice?