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Victory! Transforming Occupy Wall Street From a Moment to a Movement

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Is the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon a moment of protest or a movement for sustained change? Will Rose Gudiel become the Rosa Parks of a new economic justice movement?

Steve Mnuchin, Meet Rose Gudiel

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business
Peter Dreier

Gudiel would like Mnuchin to visit her at her home, because his OneWest Bank is trying to evict her and her family. If Mnuchin won't come to visit Gudiel, she will visit him, and bring some of her neighbors and friends with her.

Out of the 9/11 Tragedy, a Legacy and a Goal

Mike Fishman | Posted 11.09.2011 | New York
Mike Fishman

After the 9/11 attacks, a spirit of hope, determination and unity took hold of our city and nation; a palpable feeling that together no challenge was ...

Best Art About Work

Wyatt Closs | Posted 11.04.2011 | Arts
Wyatt Closs

Art at work? Well, art portraying work or workers' values and struggles has been going on for centuries, but portraying work in dramatic or readily ac...

Rahm Faces Tough Questions, Hecklers At Second Town Hall

Posted 11.01.2011 | Chicago

While Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's second town hall meeting this week was reportedly less heated than a Monday meeting where Emanuel was briefly booed...

Dave Jamieson

Health Care Workers Given Easier Road To Union | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- With the departure of the chairwoman of the National Labor Relations Board this past weekend, the board has been issuing a slew of last-...

Dave Jamieson

Student Guestworkers Allege Exploitative Conditions At Hershey Plant | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Three Pennsylvania labor leaders were detained by police Wednesday during a protest of working conditions for foreign students at a Hers...

Turf War Betweens Unions Like 'The Crew Fighting While The Titanic Is Sinking,' Critics Say

Posted 10.12.2011 | Business

While millions of Americans work jobs with stagnating wages, poor job security and no union representation, two labor unions are waging a turf war ove...

Jordan Howard

Bad News For John Boehner | Jordan Howard | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) approval numbers have dropped significantly since taking on his leadership position at the beginni...

Matt Sledge

Seniors Stage Bank 'Knit-Ins' To Protest Threat Of Medicare, Social Security Cuts | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.03.2011 | New York

Senior citizens organized by a union-backed coalition staged a series of "knit-in" protests at banks in New York City and on Long Island Wednesday. Am...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Progressive Groups Launch Debt Ceiling Ad Campaign | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the nation less than a week away from the Aug. 2 deadline to raise the debt ceiling, a group of progressive and labor organizations...

Embattled Colombian Unionists Rally Against 'Free Trade'

Michelle Chen | Posted 09.13.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

Gathering with fellow unionists in Washington, D.C., Jose Hugo Yanini speaks firmly about labor rights in Colombia. But a few weeks ago, the industria...

Paul Blumenthal

George Soros, Unions Power New Dem Super PAC | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The contributors to House Majority PAC, the new Democratic Super PAC, reads like a Glenn Beck fever dream. The list includes George Soro...

PHOTOS: Thousands Rally Against Corporate Greed In Chicago, 24 Arrested

Posted 08.15.2011 | Chicago

Several thousand people gathered downtown Tuesday, protesting bank bailouts and tax cuts for the wealthy and demanding jobs and funding for schools. ...

Joy Resmovits

Cafeteria Workers Take On California's Capitol | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.06.2011 | Education

Barbara Torres says she was a "troubled child" growing up in the Los Angeles public school system. But, at age 14, an administrator gave her a chan...

Amanda Terkel

Labor Battles Hit Washington State | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated. WASHINGTON -- Inspired by the uprising in Wisconsin over workers' rights, Washington state residents have turned out a...

Walker and Company Engaged in Political Perversion

Mario Solis-Marich | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Mario Solis-Marich

On Friday I had the opportunity to interview the determinedly proactive labor leader Eliseo Medina.

Collective Bargaining for Homeowners: Heroism or Terrorism? My Exclusive Interview With Steven Lerner

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

In an interview, union organizer Steven Lerner discussed his mortgage strike idea, the big banks, the Tea Party, and accusations by Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh that his ideas constitute "economic terrorism."

Weekly Diaspora: Big Business Dictates Immigration Policy--At Workers' Expense

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Arizona's business leaders, frustrated by the deep financial fallout of increasingly radical immigr...

Amanda Terkel

Labor Vows To Step Up Recall Effort Against Wisconsin GOP | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dealt a major setback Wednesday night in a high-stakes battle over union rights in Wisconsin, labor leaders nevertheless insisted that t...

"Pearl Harbor of Workers' Rights": Unions Launch Morning Protests Across Wisconsin. Strikes Next?

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

In the wake of the Wisconsin Senate's end-run to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights, the top labor unions are organizing state-wide protests Thursday morning.

On the Puerto Rican People: 'You Will Not Silence Them and You Will Not Silence Me'

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

This week the Puerto Rico legislature debated a resolution of censure condemning me for speaking out against their abuses. By questioning my right to speak out on behalf of free speech, they have made my point crystal clear.

US Uncut Spreads Spirit of Madison: 50 Protests Saturday Over Budget Cuts, Corporate Tax Dodgers

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

This Saturday, nearly 50 protests are scheduled, targeting primarily the Bank of America, which has paid no income taxes while receiving $2.3 billion from the federal government in 2009, along with other corporate tax dodgers.

Laura Bassett

After Two Heart Attacks On The Job, Ohio Worker Wants Health Insurance | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sandy Dailey, 53, has been classified as a part-time worker at the food-service company Sodexo for 11 years. She cleans the stands at Oh...

Tea Party Calls for Armed Counter Protesters at Atlanta Labor Rally

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

For an SEIU-sponsored labor rally scheduled for today in Atlanta to support public employees, Tea Party supporters sent out an alert via the right-win...