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For posts before June 2012, please follow these links to our archives.

Labor’s Right to Strike is Essential

James Gray Pope Clarion
Red state workers are ahead of union leaders and Democrats in understanding that the right to strike is essential for workers.

An Immigrant Woman Takes Charge of the United Farm Workers

David Bacon American Prospect
Teresa Romero was just selected as the new president of the United Farm Workers -- the third person to hold that office following Cesar Chavez and Arturo Rodriguez. She is the first woman and first immigrant to serve in that position.

You Can Be Fired for Not Showing Up to Work During a Hurricane

AFL-CIO Blog
Even when there are mandatory evacuation orders, many businesses insist that employees still show up for work. Many more This forces many to make an impossible choice between protecting their lives or protecting their jobs