U.S. News


AFL-CIO warns Congress on immigration: no back burner

The AFL-CIO resolves to work for passage of comprehensive immigration reform with a citizenship path.


Labor takes a look behind kitchen door

The second-largest private sector industry in America has a big problem: its workers are paid unlivable wages, and typically cannot eat the very food they are putting on customers' tables.


OUR Walmart shows strength in nation's heartland

Growth of OUR Walmart in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan has been greater than all other states combined.


Labor Day report: Wages "dead in the water" for a decade

According to a new report, workers' wages "have been dead in the water for a decade," but the trend can be reversed with job-creating investment in infrastructure and education, and a minimum wage raise.


Fast food workers strike in 60 cities for higher wages

Fast food workers went on strike in a half dozen Michigan cities as well as over 60 cities, towns and suburbs nationwide, driving home how fast this movement for dignity and a 15 dollar an hour wage is spreading.


"Jury" to Bank of America: "You're guilty"

The willful wrongdoings of Bank of America were "put on trial" this week. The jury was composed of 200 housing and labor activists and the witnesses against BoA were actors playing parts. But the testimony was real.


Panel examines progressive side of federalism

A panel at the American Constitution Society convention explores federal vs. state power in labor and human rights.


Crowd honors photographers tossed out by the Sun Times

"I never knew until today," he said, as he looked out over the crowd, "that you can fly with a broken wing; our spirits may be wounded, but our hearts continue to smile."


The left needs to stop self-marginalizing

For too long the left has not been a major player on our political scene. But that could well change in the coming decade.


Carl Reinstein, fighter for workers, equality, dies at 96

Carl Reinstein, life long activist for labor, civil rights, and peace, passed away May 12 at age 96.

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