Good News For Our Neediest Workers
More than 850,000 minimum wage workers in 10 states will be getting raises in the new year.
Michigan Is Just The Beginning
Michigan's new right to work law could lead to serious problems for labor - or to a revitalized labor movement.
Home Care Workers Need Presidential Help
It's time for President Obama to help the country's home care workers.
Many Profit From Bowl Games. But Not The Players
Student athletes get very little of the millions generated by college football's bowl games.
A Free Choice For US Workers
It's time to enact a proposed law that would give workers
the absolute right to unionization.
Labor's Big Day
Organized labor was a big winner
in the 2012 election.
We All Need A Higher Minimum Wage
Raising the minimum wage should be a key post-election
We Know How To Vote, Don't We
An important suggestion for the election.
Missing A Vital Election Issue
Repealing the Taft-Hartley Act should have been a prime issue in the election campaign.
Labor's Wise Election Choices
The stakes are high for labor in the country's largest
We've Providing The Wrong Kind Of New Jobs
Although we're recovering from the Great Recession, most of the new jobs are low-paying, non-union
Danger & Death In The Tobacco Fields
The workers who harvest tobacco face health hazards as
great as those of smokers.
Let's Count Our Blessings On Labor Day
We owe much to organized labor.
Green Is Good For Us All
Urgently needed "green retrofitting"
of the nation's infrastructure can benefit everyone.
The Billionaires Bill Of Rights
Anti-labor forces have launched a major
drive to stifle the political voice of workers and unions.
Obama Needs Labor - Again
Labor is planning an extensive campaign
on behalf of President Obama's re-election.
A Sure Path To Economic Health
It's way past time to raise the
Labor And The New Media
The Internet has had a profound impact
on media labor coverage.
Bread And Roses
It's been 100 years since women
textile workers waged one of the most important strikes in U.S. history.
Good News - And Bad - About Jobs
Although unemployment in the private
sector is declining, it's growing in the public sector.
Want Better Health? Join A Union, Says Mom
A new study shows that union members
are healthier than non-union workers.
Dolores Huerta Merits Our Highest Honor
President Obama has rightly honored
activist Dolores Huerta.
Walker Won In Wisconsin, But So Did Labor
Labor showed important political strength
in its failed bid to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
Two Big Tests For Labor
Organized labor is facing major election
challenges this month in Wisconsin and Arizona.
Make It A Truly Happy Graduation Day
Graduation time is here, but graduates
can't be sure of good jobs despite their education.
Needed: Another Presidential Step Against Anti-gay Bias
It's time for President Obama to
honor his pledge to ban anti-gay discrimination by federal contractors.
Union Rights Are Human Rights
The right to unionization, a basic
civil right, is under serious attack.
Only We Can Save The Children
It's up to us to curtail the widespread
use of child labor.
Fair Trade? Not With Colombia
The Colombia Free Trade Agreement aligns
the US with a notorious abuser of workers and their unions.
The Obvious Solution To Our Social Security Problem
Raising Social Security benefits is
essential to the well-being of American workers.
Cesar Chavez: A True American Hero
Cesar Chavez Day is coming soon, a
time to celebrate the extraordinary life of a true American hero.
It's Not True What They Say About Pensions
Despite what anti-union forces claim,
public employees are not drawing fat pensions that threaten to bankrupt state and local governments.
Labor's David Vs. GOP Goliath
Unions are preparing massive election
campaigns in support of President Obama and other labor-friendly Democrats.
Apple's Unethical Innovation
The working conditions of those who
manufacture the products of technological innovator Apple are brutal.
The IWW Legacy
Before the coming of the Occupy Wall
Street Movement, there was the IWW - the industrial Workers of the World - to lead a major and fiercely fought anti-capitalist
The Farm Workers' Filipino American Champion
It's time to honor FIlipino labor
leader Larry Itliong, who played a key role in formation of the United Farm Workers union.
The Plight Of The Pregnant Worker
Despite the anti-discrimination laws,
many pregnant workers are being legally fired for being pregnant.
Sit Down, Punk!
Labor leader Art Carter was an
important but now largely forgotten hero of the anti-Vietnam War movement.
So, What About The State Of The Unions, Mr. President?
Although President Obama said nothing
about organized labor in his State of the Union address, he won labor plaudits for the pro-worker programs he proposed.
Walter Johnson Did What Needed To Be Done
San Francisco's Walter Johnson
was a truly extraordinary labor leader.
It's Do Or Die For The United Auto Workers
The United Auto Workers is in danger
of losing its standing as one of the country's most important institutions.
A Decent Living For All?
The minimum wage is increasing in eight
Stamp Out Sexual Harassment!
Strong action is needed to combat sexual
harassment on the job.
Unemployment Slamming Public Employees
Public employees, many of them
African-Americans, are being hit hard by unemployment.
Six Ways To Heal The Economy
The AFL-CIO has a very promising plan
to heal our very sick economy.
Jobless In Wonderland
are hiring only workers who already have jobs.
Newt's Wacko Idea
says the child labor laws are "truly stupid."
Lessons Of Ohio
Ohio election was a major victory for workers and unions.
The San Francisco
Labor Council has actually joined forces with the city's anti-labor Chamber of Commerce.
Labor And The Occupiers A Natural Fit
of labor and Occupy Wall Street could lead to far-reaching reforms.
Searching For Joe
Francisco unions are searching in vain for a mayoral candidate who would give them the unprecedented support they got from
former Mayor Joe Alioto.
Respect For Car Wash Workers - At Last
Car wash workers
have won what could be the first of many union contracts for the highly exploited workers.
Bridging The Income Gap
can play a crucial role in correcting the serious economic problems raised by the Occupy Wall Street movement.
March Together, Vote Together, Fight Together
Gene Debs died 85 years ago this month, yet remains an important inspiration for those struggling against powerful anti-labor
NLRB Under Heavy Attack
Labor Relations Board is under heavy anti-union attack.
Time To Declare A New War On Poverty
time we acted to ease the economic misery of the 46 million Americans who live in poverty.
Heroes Who Did Their Jobs On 9/11
anniversary of 9/11 is a good time to recognize the importance of public employees.
Labor Day: Busting The Union Busters
heavy attacks on public employee unions could make this an unhappy Labor Day.
Job Discrimination Hitting Women Hard
A new report
shows there's much more discrimination against women workers than generally acknowledged.
Labor's Unhappy Anniversary
30 years ago this month that Ronald Reagan struck the blow against air traffic controllers that sent labor into a steep decline
Caring For The Elderly
of Home Health Care workers who provide essential aid to millions of elderly Americans is steeply declining because of poor
pay and working conditions.
Workers Gaining In Fight For Union Rights
to the Obama administration, powerful interests who are attempting to cripple the pro-union National Labor Relations Act are
New Hope For Domestic Workers
Action is finally being taken to try to win decent treatment
for domestic workers worldwide.
Farm Workers Need Drastic Change
have suffered a heavy blow in their drive to win union rights.
Paid Sick Leave Good For Us All
than 40 percent of privately employed workers do not have the paid sick days they need to recover from their often contagious
illnesses or care for sick family members.
Can A Woman Beat Hoffa?
It may seem unlikely, but a woman could
very well be elected to replace Jimmy Hoffa Jr. as president of the huge, corruption-ridden Teamsters Union.
"The Battle Of Our Generation"
President Bob King of the United Auto Workers
Union is seeking major reforms to enable unions to strengthen union rights that are under attack.
Unions Save Lives
A new study finds that unionization is a
sure way to lessen the heavy toll of deaths and serious injuries in the nation's coal mines.
The Minimum Wage Is A Poverty Wage
Although the minimum wage law was originally designed to guarantee workers decent
pay, it now promises them no more than poverty-level wages.
Child Labor: Back To The 19th Century
The child labor laws that protect young
workers from severe exploitation are under serious attack.
Hey, Nike - Pay Up!
Sports gear maker Nike owes us money for
acting as billboards and wearing the Nike swoosh that's prominently displayed on Nike gear.
The Real May Day
May Day once marked more than the beginning
The AFL-CIO is promising to launch a campaign
to shrink the ever-widening pay gap between working people and major company CEOs.
Rebuilding The American Middle Class
United Auto Workers President Bob King has
some important insights into the current attacks on working people and their unions.
Teachers Need Strong Unions
For the sake of the country's future, teachers are one group of public employees
we must all support.
Shades of the Thirties
The attempt by Wisconsin's governor to all but eliminate union rights of state
employees is one of the most important labor developments in decades.
Scapegoating Public Employees
Politicians and others who caused our economic troubles are attempting
to shift the blame to public employees, whose vital work benefits us all.
Black Porters Led The Way
The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters is high on the list of organizations to honor during
February's Black History Month observances.
Ronald Reagan's Law Of The Jungle
In marking Ronald Reagan's centennial, don't forget he was one of the most viciously anti-labor
presidents working Americans ever faced.
Thieving Employers Costing Us Millions
Employers are stealing millions of dollars from their employees and, in effect, from all of us.
Jack Hall: On The Right Side Of The Fence
Jack Hall led the remarkable struggle against huge corporate interests that brought industrial democracy to Hawaii.
Ernesto Galarza: "Man On Fire"
Ernesto Galarza was a key leader in laying the groundwork for the emergence of the farm labor movement led by Cesar Chavez.
Raise The Minimum Wage!
Raising the minimum wage could provide essential help to the poorest Americans while boosting the entire economy.
It's a perfect match: Unions need new members, and young workers need unions if they are to improve their steadily declining
economic and political status.
Investing In America's Future
Just as in the 1930s, America's infrastructure needs extensive repair and replacement - work that could provide millions of
badly needed jobs.
Rebuilding The Labor Movement
It was 75 years ago this month that the Congress of Industrial Organizations - the CIO - set out on a dramatic drive to revitalize
the labor movement that stands as an important guide to bringing new life to today's movement.
Election Over, What Next?
There's a rough road ahead for Democrats, labor and other progressive forces in the new Congress.
New Census figures show that women, despite lagging behind men in earnings generally, are doing better than men among higher
Brown Or Whitman? No Contest
Pro-labor voters have a clear choice in California this November, where strong labor supporter Jerry Brown is running for
governor against labor enemy Meg Whitman.
Remembering A Trio Of Great Hispanic Leaders
We're in the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month, a good time to remember three of the most important Hispanic labor leaders
in history: Chavez, Huerta and Galarza.
9/11 Rescuers Need Rescuing
An AFL-CIO report shows that many of those who rescued victims of the 9/11 attacks are still suffering from serious injuries
The AFL-CIO has begun a drive to recruit young workers to grow and strengthen the labor movement.
Labor Day Heroes
Labor Day is a good time to honor some of our most important yet most maligned workers, the public employees who perform many
of the tasks that keep our country going.
Hands Off Social Security!
Republican leaders in Congress want to cut Social Security payments in order to reduce the budget deficit that's been caused
in part by tax breaks for the GOP's wealthy friends.
"Most Crucial Election In 75 Years"
Labor and the Democratic Party share some serious political worries.
Need Better Benefits? Join A Union
Unionized workers not only earn more than non-union workers, they also have much better benefits.
Job Safety Urgently Needed
The number of serious on-the-job accidents this year have made clear the need for heightened government safety regulation.
Mooney and Billings: Framed!
Union organizers Tom Mooney and Warren K. Billings were victims of one of the most outrageous frameups in US history.
Congress Is Acting Stupidly
Congress is only adding to our economic problems by denying extra aid to the unemployed and states faced with laying off many
vital public service workers.
Closing The Wealth Gap
The wealth gap between African-American and white workers has been growing steadily even as the wage gap has been shrinking.
God's Not On The Side Of Union Busters
A Catholic scholars group has declared that those who oppose unionization are committing a mortal sin.
Stop Child Labor On The Farm!
Yes, this is the 21st century, but America's agricultural industry still relies heavily on child labor.
Labor's Small Business Friends
A new survey disputes the claim that small business owners are as anti-labor as their big business counterparts.
Walter Reuther: Labor's Conscience
Americans rarely have had a greater champion than labor leader Walter Reuther.
An Environmental And Worker Disaster
Typically, the media paid relatively little attention to the workers who were killed or injured in the recent oil rig explosion
in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Invaluable Legacy of Willard Wirtz
Former Secretary of Labor Willard Wirtz, who died in April, was one of the best friends working people ever had.
A Fitting Memorial To Labor's Dead And Injured
Workers Memorial Day honored the millions of men and women who've needlessly suffered and died because of workplace hazards.
Cheating U.S. Workers
Many U.S. workers are being cheated by their employers.
Let's Truly Honor Cesar Chavez
time to celebrate a national Cesar Chavez Day.
The Remarkable Harry Bridges
No one has ever done more for those to whom he dedicated his life -- "the working stiff -- that's who!" as he often
Stop Mistreating Working Women!
Working women have been particularly hard hit by the global recession, in part because of long-standing discrimination
Labor & Obama: Sweethearts No More
President Obama's lengthy honeymoon with organized labor has finally ended.
Workers Safe At Last?
Hopeful govenrnent attempts to combat MSD (musculoskeletal disorder) - the most common of the serious injuries suffered by
US workers - are finally underway.
State By State, Unions Matter
The number of unionized workers varies widely from state to state, but whatever the state, union members do much better than
A Union That Made Black History
The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters played a key role in the struggle of African Americans for equal rights.
We Need To Combat Workplace VIolence
Although almost two million Americans a year are victims of workplace violence, little is being done about it.
Obama's Promise To Women
President Obama's State of the Union promise to help women win pay equality has been largely overlooked.
Labor's Big Election Loss
Senate Democrats' loss of a filibuster-proof majority appears to doom efforts to revive the National Labor Relations Board.
MLK Was A Working-Class Hero
Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the labor movement's greatest allies.
Get Off The Bandwagon, Willie
Former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown, once a great friend of labor, has joined other politicians in bashing public employees.
Rights - Finally - For Airport Screeners
The airport screeners who are essential to air passenger safety finally are winning union rights.
A Lesson Too Long Unlearned
There's been an important breakthrough in the attempts to bring labor teaching into our schools.
Too Damn Old!
Ageism can be as harmful to its victims and to society as racism or sexism.
'We Need Jobs! Now!'
The AFL-CIO and its allies are waging a campaign aimed at creating many thousands of new jobs.
The Man Who Never Died
Joe Hill was - and remains - a true working class hero.
"Vetoes By Silence" Hamper Labor
The democratic principle of "majority rule" does not apply to unionization votes in the airline and railroad industries.
Young Workers - And Our Future
The young Americans who will shape our future are in particularly poor economic straits.
Justice At Last For Air Traffic Controllers
President Obama appears to have ended the decades-long sruggle of air traffic controllers for decent treatment.
Here Come The Women!
Despite the recession - or because of it - women workers are close to outnumbering male workers.
Obama, Labor & FDR
Barack Obama is becoming the most pro-labor president since FDR.
The Steelworkers' Bloody Battle
The steelworkers' strike of 1919 was a key event in American labor history.
Labor to Friends: "Hold Fast!"
Unions are facing extraordinary challenges - but with great expectations of success.
Labor Day: Safety First
Unions are marking Labor Day with high hopes that the Obama administration will move to finally lessen the severe on-the-job
hazards facing U.S. workers.
Labor: The Key To Decent Health Care?
Organized labor is throwing its great political strength into the drive for a reformed health care system.
The Legacy of Wheatland
None of the events in the long history of attempts to bring economic justice to America's farmworkers has been more important
than the "Wheatland Riot" nearly a century ago.
A Bloody Day In San Francisco
It's the 75th anniversary of "Bloody Thursday," a day of warfare between police and striking longshoremen.
Unions Make Us Strong
San Francisco has long been considered a premier "labor town."
The Bloody Homestead Strike
One of the most violent and most significant battles in U.S. labor history.
The Just Rights of Workers
A new landmark agreement promises full union rights to workers at the nation's Catholic health care facilities.
The Lifelong Crusade of Jack Henning
Jack Henning was one of labor's most extraordinary leaders.
"Slavery & Segregation"
Farm and domestic workers are seeking the basic union rights long denied them.
Give Workers What They Need!
A new study documents that millions of U.S. workers have been denied the vital right of unionization.
Join A Union, Get Fired
Many workers are being illegally fired for being pro-union.
Labor's White House Friend
Obama is delivering on his promise to lead a pro-labor administration.
The Big Strike
No strike has had greater historical impact than the 1934 strike of West Coast longshoremen.
Hard Times For African-American Workers
The alarming growth of unemployment is hitting African-Americans particularly hard.
The Massacre at Ludlow
Twenty-six men, women and children died at the hands of authorities in one of the deadliest strikes in American history.
A New Deal For American Workers
political battle over granting full union rights to U.S. workers is finally underway.
An Rx For Nurses - And Us, Too
A new alliance is seeking to unionize nurses and greatly improve the health care system.
Jobs May Decline, Unions Won't
American unions finally are growing significantly.
Sit Down! Sit Down!
Once, autoworkers overcame even greater
hardships than they face today.
Bolsheviks in Seattle?
This month marks the 90th anniversary of one of the most dramatic events in labor history, the Seattle general strike.
Labor Says Goodbye To Bush - And Good Riddance!
long struggle of working people against George Bush is finally over.
Help At Last For Air Traffic Controllers
Obama promises help for the nation's vital but badly treated air traffic controllers.
Obama's Pro-Labor Secretary of Labor
Solis, President-elect Obama's nominee for labor secretary, is determined to raise the status of U.S. workers.
Unions: A Surprise American Favorite
to what most people seem to think, polls show that most Americans approve of unions.
Eighty-hour Workweeks! Thirty-hour Workdays!
workers are more exploited than the doctors-in-training who provide much of our hospital care.
Women Bringing New Strength To Unions
will soon make up more than half of the country's unionized workforce.
"Homosexuals Need Not Apply"
new movie "Milk" should inspire us to attack the job discrimination faced by gay workers.
Will the Young Rescue Unions?
Unions are finally attracting the young members they badly need.
The Other S.F. State Strike
college faculty members waged one of the most significant strikes in California history.
Labor's High Hopes
played a major role in Barack Obama's election and rightly expects much in return.
Who to Vote For? It's Obvious
working Americans, Obama should be the overwhelming choice for president.
Nader is demanding repeal of the Taft-Hartley Act, the chief obstacle to a revitalized labor movement.
A Critical Economic Stimulus
than one million Americans face loss of their badly needed unemployment benefits.
A First for Labor, A First for Women
the speculation that Sarah Palin could become the first woman vice president, don't forget Frances Perkins.
It's Labor's Day for Great Expectations
unions are celebrating Labor Day with unusually high expectations of success.
Labor's Day - and Yours
Labor Day should remind us of the good that unions have done for all Americans.
Cindy Sheehan Knows What We Need
activist Cindy Sheehan is running for Congress on an unusually worker friendly platform.
18 Dead, More To Come
Bush administration refuses to adopt safety regulations that would lessen the hazards that endanger construction crane operators
and millions of other workers.
America's Second-Class Workers
of Americans are being forced into part-time work.
Labor's Foot Soldiers
Organized labor is launching its biggest political campaign ever in hopes of playing a major role in electing Barack
Obama and other labor-friendly Democrats.
A Summer of Deadly Heat
heat is posing serious dangers for the farmworkers who harvest most of our fruits and vegetables.
Workers of the World Unite!
globalization of capital that has undermined workers everywhere finally has led to serious moves for the globalization of
Working-Class Voters Demand A Fair Deal
voters are demanding a lot from political candidates.
The Disgraceful Treatment of U.S. Workers
rotten treatment of many U.S. workers has become an international disgrace.
Labor's Choice Has To Be Obama
Obama supports key issues that would greatly improve the life of American workers. John McCain opposes them.
New Targets for Tomato Pickers
highly exploited farmworkers who pick most of the country's tomatoes have new targets in their drive for decent wages and
A Memorial Day Massacre
A once suppressed film depicting police chasing down and killing strikers and their families played a key role in winning
union rights for American workers.
Labor's Critical Election Role
Dennis Kuchinich says unions should go all-out to defeat Presidential candidate John McCain for the benefit of labor and the
country in general.
The Jobless Need Help - Now!
Millions of jobless Americans badly need more of the unemployment benefits that have helped sustain them.
No Peace, No Work
Unions promise to wage major anti-war demonstrations on May Day.
Charlton Heston, Union Hero
conservative actor Charlton Heston had once been a union leader and influential liberal.
An Honor Long Due Cesar Chavez
way past time to make Cesar Chavez' birthdate a national holiday.
Time To Check Those Union Cards
finally a realistic chance for passage of a law to give U.S. workers full union rights.
'Don't Be A Marshmallow!'
women are more deserving of special attention during Women's History Month than Dolores Huerta, a co-founder with Cesar Chavez
of the United Farm Workers.
Unions Are Growing - Finally
percentage of American workers belonging to unions is increasing for the first time in more than three decades.
"On A Good Evening, I Get Four Hours Sleep"
The loss of air traffic controllers is a main reason airlines are consistently operating behind schedule and facing serious
threats to passenger safety.
Dancing in the Rain
The Oakland general strike in December of 1946 was one of the most effective ever waged.
Justice For Only A Penny
Burger King is trying to undermine agreements by its major competitors to improve the shameful working conditions of tomato
Tobacco's Other Victims
Few workers are more badly treated than those who harvest the deadly tobacco crop.
An ever-increasing number of highly qualified women are going into professional occupations - and encountering blatant discrimination.
Labor: Changing To Win?
U.S. unions are drawing closer together to wage major organizing and political campaigns.
Democratic presidential candidates are trying very, very hard to win union support.
Gene Debs, American Hero
Those seeking to improve the lives of ordinary Americans could find no greater guide than Gene Debs.
Viva La Causa!
Farmworkers are celebrating one of the most important and hopeful events in U.S. labor history.
A Trailblazing Organizer's Organizer
Although virtually unknown by the general public, Fred Ross was one of the country's premier organizers, the trainer of such
leaders as Cesar Chavez.
Labor's Happy Day
Unions are celebrating Labor Day with great expectations for success.
It All Began in San Francisco
Labor Day has been observed for a much longer time than most historians say.
Raising the Minimum Wage: Don't Stop Now!
The new federal minimum wage should be raised to at least $9.50 an hour, as labor and Democratic Party leaders are urging.
Labor's Unhappy Anniversary
The decline that U.S. unions are struggling to reverse began a quarter-century ago at the hands of Ronald Reagan.
A Free Choice for American Workers
Workers may finally win the full union rights long denied them.
The Unfriendly Skies of George W. Bush
The Bush administration is abusing air traffic controllers and endangering the millions who rely on them for safe travel.
Injury, Death, the American Worker and George Bush
The Bush administration is failing to protect workers from the hazards that cause many of them serious injury or death.
Just A Penny More
The drive to win decent treatment for the tomato pickers who are essential to the fast-food industry is picking up steam.
It's Time We Kept Our Promise to Working Women
Working women have too long been denied the "equal pay for equal work" legally promised them.
Better Teacher Pay: The Key to Better Schools
A new survey shows how poorly we pay teachers despite their great importance.
Cesar Chavez - A National Hero
Farm union leader Cesar Chavez merits a national holiday.
Farmworkers Need More Federal Help - Now!
California farmworkers are still suffering from January's severe freeze.
A Good, Stubborn Irishman
They don't make labor leaders like Joe O'Sullivan anymore.
Busting Unions to Protect "National Security"
Despite their importance to our security, airport screeners are unable to exercise their full civil rights.
Sick Workers & Kids Need Our Help
We badly need a law to enable workers to take time off to care for themselves or their sick kids.
Payback Time for Labor
Congress is finally going to take labor issues seriously.
More Poison, Says Bush
The Bush administration has made certain that millions of Americans will continue to be needlessly exposed to methyl bromide,
one of the most toxic of all pesticides.
'A Revolutionary, Apocalyptic Time'
Creation of the CIO brought profound changes to the American labor movement - and to American society generally.
Labor & the Democrats: A Winning Combination?
U.S. unions are waging one of their most important political campaigns ever.
Although most people work for a living, the mainstream media generally ignore their working lives and attempts to improve
their conditions through collective action.
It's Criminal, What Congress Has Done to the Working Poor
Congress has openly violated the law that guarantees a living wage to American workers.
A Penny More for a Decent Life
We should demand that McDonald's join the drive to improve the miserable conditions of the tomato pickers whose work is vital
to the country's fast-food outlets.
Labor reporter Harry Bernstein of the Los Angeles Times was one of America's most important journalists.
Don't Bite the Hands That Feed Us
The immigration reform bills being debated in Congress would add to the great harm already being done to the country's miserably
Want More Money? Join a Union
Union members remain the most highly compensated and otherwise best treated of American workers.
Si Se Puede
Cesar Chavez is truly one of the most extraordinary leaders in U.S. history.
What Cesar Chavez Taught Us
Few leaders have made greater sacrifices than Cesar Chavez, who risked his very life in seeking social and economic justice
UC's Quest for the Best, Brightest - and Greediest
Legislators finally are investigating the University of California officials' virtually unchecked spending of millions on
each other's compensation.
Unions Continue the Work of Martin Luther King Jr.
The link between the labor and civil rights movements that Martin Luther King Jr. worked to forge is now stronger than ever.
The Terminator vs. Labor
Arnold Schwarzenegger is hoping to strike a crippling blow against the labor movement on Nov. 8.
The President's Anti-Labor Relations Board
Bush appointees are denying workers their union rights.
Labor: Rising from the Dead
The current turmoil within the labor movement is a sign of strength rather than weakness.
Elaine Chao Is No Frances Perkins
Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao is not a friend of labor.
You Will Eat, Bye and Bye
Few organizations have done more for working people than the 100-year-old IWW.
Living in the 21st Century, Working in the 19th
The immigrant sheepherders who perform that ancient and vital task for US ranchers are among our most poorly treated workers.
Is It Labor Party Time?
A genuine Labor Party to challenge the mainstream political parties is an idea whose time may finally have come.
Extortion in California?
It's still money first, education second for the University of California's greedy administrators.
The Terminator Will Get You If You Don't Watch Out
The very special interest of Califonia's clownish governor is bashing workers.
Will Pizza Carry a Union Label?
The overworked and underpaid drivers who deliver your pizza finally have a union.
Workers Feeling the Pain of Bush's Victory
Working people have taken the first of what are sure to be many heavy post-election blows from President Bush and his allies.
Labor's Crucial Second Step
Unions are following up their failed campaign to unseat President Bush with a major drive to revitalize the labor movement
politically and otherwise.
A Teachers' Teacher
Jim Ballard was a key leader in the drive to give full rights to American teachers.
The Farmworkers' Unlikely Ally
Few people have been more important to farmworkers in their long fight to win basic rights from growers than Lionel Steinberg
- a grower.
Labor's Great Challenge
Organized labor has rarely been confronted with a greater challenge than this year's presidential election.
Schwarzenegger and Reagan: Two of a Kind
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is proving to be no friend of labor.
Left-Wing - and Proud of It
Jimmy Herman was one of the truly great unsung leaders in recent American history.
Labor's on the March - At Last
American unions are finally taking steps that hold a real promise of reversing their steady decline.
Labor Board Heads Back to the 19th Century
The National Labor Relations Board actually claims that the indispensable work done by graduate student employees is not really
UC's On-The-Make Bosses
The University of California is a prime example of the many educational institutions that have adopted the values of corporate
He Made the UFW Possible
Al Tieberg was one of the most important, yet unsung, champions of the country's oppressed farmworkers.
The Courage of Rose Bird
It's time we remembered one of the best friends farmworkers ever had.
Decent Pay for All
Congress' refusal to raise the pitifully inadequate minimum wage has subjected millions of working Americans to lives of poverty.
All Workers Are Equal - Unless They're Women
The law guarantees equality to working women, but employers don't.
A Missing Chapter in Broadcasting History
The station involved in one of public broadcasting's major events isn't talking about it.
A Rare, Unheralded Champion of American Workers
Jim Drake, a long-time assistant to farmworker leader Cesar Chavez, was an extremely rare individual.
Ronald Reagan's War on Labor
Yeah, Ronald Reagan was great - unless you happened to work for a living.
Neither Safe nor Healthy
The job safety laws are supposed to protect workers - but they don't.
An Exceptional, Forgotten Leader
Lou Goldblatt teamed with Harry Bridges to create one of the country's most important unions.
The Great Pullman Strike
It was a virtual insurrection of working people, a key event in the creation of the American labor movement.
Hoffa Made Me a Hero
A great story that would have made a much better movie than that Jack Nicholson flick.
Labor & the Media
Rotten. That's the only word to describe the media's coverage of working people and their institutions.
Barbarity on the Farm
Some of the farmworker's tasks are downright torturous.
Heading Off Economic Disaster
There are hopeful alternatives to President Bush's disastrous economic policies.
What Women Want - and Badly Need
Half of America's working people are women, but they are still treated as secondary to their male counterparts.
Labor's Anti-Bush Troops
Organized labor is mounting a major drive to defeat President Bush in November.
Hoffa's Last Hurrah
On film he was a hero, but in real life Jimmy Hoffa was a violent, vicious anti-hero.
The Best Literary Friend Farmworkers Ever Had
Author John Steinbeck did much to better the conditions of farmworkers.
Fairy Tales About the Jobless
Despite what the Bush administration pretends, unemployment remains a severe problem.
Stop Wal-Mart - Now!
The retail giant is threatening to victimize us all.
Union Rights Are Human Rights
Millions of Americans are routinely denied the fundamental right of unionization supposedly guaranteed them by law.
Farmworkers vs. Goliath -- Again
The United Farm Workers union has resumed its decades-long battle with giant winemaker Gallo.
Bringing Real Democracy to Iraq
U.S. occupation forces are enforcing Saddam Hussein's anti-union laws in Iraq.
Bush Opts for Poison
The Bush administration is trying to increase use of the pesticide methyl bromide despite its disastrous effects on people
and the environment.
The Drive for 'Contraceptive Equity'
Women are demanding -- and should be getting -- the right to "contraceptive equity."
A Porter Who Dared Protest
C.L. Dellums of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters was one of the most important figures in the early struggles for racial
Older Workers -- Down, But Not Out
Discrimination against older workers is a fact of American life, but maybe not for much longer.