November 13, 2014 -
Joe Burns' latest book examines the wave of wildcat strikes that swept the U.S. during the 1960s and '70s -- involving unlikely actors like sanitation workers in Memphis, police in New Orleans, and teachers in Florida -- and how they reshaped the labor movement.
April 30, 2013 -
How many tragedies will it take before industry stops its relentless search for the world's cheapest wages and decides fair labor costs and safe working conditions are a part of doing business?
June 27, 2005 -
One hundred years ago today in the city of Chicago, Eugene Debs, "Big Bill" Haywood, and other union leaders launched one of the most dynamic and radical efforts to organize workers in our country's history -- the Industrial Workers of the World, later dubbed "The Wobblies." Their goal, as stated at the first convention: forming "One Big Union" that could lead to "the emancipation of the working class from the slave bondage of capitalism.&q