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This Year's May Day Rallies Continue Tradition of Protests for Workers Rights

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Progressives around the country, working on a variety of issues, have embraced the new May Day movement. It isn't just about workers rights on the job, or immigrant rights, or civil rights, or even about raising the standard of living for all workers. It's about what kind of country we want to be.

May Day -- Then and Now

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Unlike the rest of the world's democracies, the United States doesn't use the metric system, doesn't require employers to provide workers with paid vacations, hasn't abolished the death penalty and doesn't celebrate May Day as an official national holiday.

There Once Was a Union-Made

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.02.2012 | Business
Peter Dreier

I walked in and meandered around the shop, looking at the pricy shirts, pants, sweaters, jackets, shoes, and other articles of clothing. After examining the apparel, I couldn't find any items with a union label. What gives?

For Cesar Chavez Day, Can Pomona College Give Peace a Chance? Si, Se puede!

María Elena Durazo | Posted 05.31.2012 | Latino Voices
María Elena Durazo

The fight for a union at Pomona's dining hall continues, and unfortunately, so does the Pomona Administration's opposition.

Add Your Photos: Thousands Gather At Labor Rally In Downtown LA

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.26.2011 | Los Angeles

Thousands of union members and their supporters gathered in Downtown Los Angeles for the "Our Communities, Our Good Jobs" labor rally on Saturday morn...

Labor Protest Planned For Whitman's Beverly Hills Fundraiser

89.3 KPCC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor plans a demonstration outside a Beverly Hills fundraiser today benefiting Meg Whitman's gubernatorial campa...

Cesar Chavez at the Root of Obama's Campaign: Grassroots Latino Voter Outreach

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Shaw

If Barack Obama's campaign wins on November 4th, LA should be identified as the birthplace of the grassroots voter outreach strategy that dramatically changed the political course of the US.