January 9, 2014 -
To address the lack of representational equity for workers in the U.S. political system, some have proposed changing labor laws to allow employees at a particular workplace to form "political unions." But would that just replace hard-won gains in collective bargaining with a toothless form of worker activism?
October 21, 2013 -
The assault on labor in the region is becoming increasingly war-like, but it's not getting much attention from the mainstream media.
September 11, 2013 -
The labor movement needs to build power in the South by undertaking an effort like the historic Southern organizing drive the CIO launched in 1946. A union organizer and a student of labor history offer their blueprint for doing just that.
April 9, 2013 -
Young adults face dramatically high rates of unemployment, and the problem is particularly severe in Southern states, which are also grappling with high poverty rates.
October 15, 2012 -
In the hope that we are seeing a major turning point in the relationship between Wal-Mart and its workforce, it is worth looking back at the company's record to recall just how bad its behavior has been.
August 27, 2012 -
Public employees of the North Carolina city hosting next week's Democratic National Convention protest because they have to work long hours at low pay yet are denied collective bargaining rights.
August 6, 2012 -
The number of workplaces with egregiously bad safety records has doubled in the past year. OSHA's effort to focus on these employers is laudable -- but is it enough?