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VOICES: The labor law reform we need

July 13, 2012 - History shows that union membership has grown when labor has been on the offensive fighting for all workers. That's why SEIU organizer Rand Wilson argues that the movement's next fight should be for state laws requiring "just cause" before a worker is fired.

175 birds a minute?

May 25, 2012 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed dramatically increasing line speeds at poultry plants for the first time in 50 years -- without studying the effects on workers. An extended comment period on the new rule closes this month.

VOICES: Labor rights are civil rights

February 12, 2009 - By Julian Bond The following is excerpted from a speech to the AFL-CIO 25th Constitutional Convention in July, 2007. I know the mutual benefits that grew from the historic alliance between organized labor and the movement for civil rights--benefits we all must work to strengthen and extend today.

Workin' It

April 21, 2006 - Air America Radio and American Rights at Work, an excellent group advocating for the worker's rights on the job, are launching a new radio show that sounds terrific:

How Old is the "Old South?"

September 14, 2005 - Last Monday, Condoleeza Rice commented that what happened in the Gulf shows that race and poverty can still come together "in a very ugly way" in parts of the "Old South." But if it's still happening, is it really the "Old South?" Consider this