November 19, 2012 -
The Arkansas-based retail giant wants the National Labor Relations Board to block Black Friday protests organized by a group backed by the United Food and Commercial Workers, which is also supporting striking Walmart workers.
November 1, 2012 -
Inspired by the likes of Martin Luther King Jr. and A. Philip Randolph, the Mississippi Student Justice Alliance was formed to help workers at the giant Nissan plant in Canton, Miss. unionize and to educate young people about labor issues.
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.
October 10, 2012 -
Demonstrators are expected to protest Walmart's treatment of its workers outside its Bentonville, Ark., headquarters Wednesday, Oct. 10, bringing home a message that has been getting louder and louder across the nation and beyond.
October 8, 2012 -
After a six-year campaign, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers has convinced Chipotle Mexican Grill to pay a penny more per pound of tomatoes in order to improve pay and conditions for Florida farmworkers.
September 17, 2012 -
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his administration's school leaders have come perilously close to sounding like one of those Mississippi legislators back in 1985 who dealt with a statewide teachers' strike by giving them a pay raise -- but at the cost of a provision that prevented them from ever striking again.
September 13, 2012 -
It's time to take the conversation about union rights out of the technical and often confusing arena of labor law and into the realm of civil rights, which has a moral grounding that resonates with a far greater number of Americans than just those in unions.
September 10, 2012 -
Sanderson Farms of Mississippi just posted a 22 percent jump in revenue and announced plans to build a new plant in North Carolina. Meanwhile, workers at its Hazelhurt, Miss. plant are protesting poor working conditions.