No Union Busting sign by Chicago's IWW Freshii Workers Union (Photo by Daniel X. O'Neil on Flickr)
23 Mar 2016

New Transparency Rule On Union-Busting Consultants Finalized

A new Labor Department rule announced today will force management to disclose more information about so-called “persuaders.”

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Screen shot from "UE/Wells"
16 Mar 2016

Kartemquin Films 50: ‘UE/Wells’

The more you put into fighting the bosses, the more you get. In this 15-minute film from Kartemquin, which was produced in the late 1970s, the United Electrical Workers Union engage in an organizing drive at the Wells Foundry in Chicago. African American, Hispanic, Arab, Polish, and Jewish workers form

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11 Mar 2016

Wall Street Bonus Pool Is Double Combined Earnings Of Minimum Wage Workers

A new report calculates the Wall Street bonus pool doubles the combined annual earnings of all full-time minimum wage workers in America.

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Rhiannon Giddens performs at TED 2016 (Creative Commons Photo on Flickr from TED Conference)
07 Mar 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Factory Girl’ by Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens has a concert of protest songs, which is touring called “Swimming in Dark Waters—Other Voices.” One of the songs she is performing in her set is an Irish ballad called “Factory Girl.” As Giddens says in the introduction, social progress often comes from disaster. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire

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"United We Bargain, Divided We Beg" sign from February 23, 2011 Labor Rally in La Crosse, WI. (tinfoilraccoon on Flickr)
22 Jan 2016

Supreme Court Could Cripple Unions, Increase Inequality

A case currently before the Supreme Court could become another debilitating blow to what remains of the US labor movement.

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Undocumented women workers marched 100 miles to meet with Pope Francis. (The Laura Flanders Show)
11 Dec 2015

Race, Gender, And Work: Undocumented Workers Walk 100 Miles For Justice

The Laura Flanders Show: The black workers’ struggle in Los Angeles. Undocumented workers march 100 miles to meet the Pope. Ending racism in the work force.

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A man raises his fist in solidarity among a protest outside a Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera, California on October 4, 2012. Wal-Mart workers at the  Pico Rivera store became the first in the country to go on strike, but activists say the corporation retaliated by closing the store and others "for repairs." (Flickr / UFCW International / Aurelio Jose Barrera)
27 Nov 2015

Black Friday: Walmart Spies On Workers As Fight For 15 Continues

Today is Black Friday and retail giant Walmart is again dealing with a series of protests and worker strikes over the company’s unwillingness to provide its workers a living wage and benefits. This year the protests are paralleled by a week long drive to get Walmart workers food for the

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An assortment of Halloween candy, from Reese's cups to Skittles and Nestle Crunch. (Flickr / Patrick)
31 Oct 2015

Is Your Halloween Candy Made With Child Slave Labor? (VIDEO)

The real toxic ingredient in Halloween candy isn’t secret poison, razor blades or illicit drugs, but child slave labor.

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Author Tim Wise speaks at the University of San Francisco on February 26, 2013. (Flickr / Shawn)
16 Oct 2015

Racism And The Cruelty Of Affluence With Tim Wise (VIDEO)

Tim Wise: “The development of the class structure in the United States has been, from the beginning, interwoven with the development of white supremacy. “

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Walmart Warehouse Workers for Justice (Peoplesworld on Flickr)
15 Oct 2015

Walmart Stock Crashes After Company Pays Workers Slightly More

Did you need more proof that Walmart’s business model is based on screwing their workers?

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