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Why Today's SCOTUS Decision In Harris v. Quinn Matters

Why Today’s SCOTUS Decision In Harris v. Quinn Matters

by Carla Murphy on June 30 2014, 10:36AM

Public sector jobs have been crucial for the upward mobility of African-Americans and women

Topics: Economy, /NOW

What's a Union For?

What’s a Union For?

by Carla Murphy on April 16 2014, 7:00AM

For their struggling communities, young workers of color are demanding more from their unions

Topics: Society

Northwestern Football Players Face Steep Climb to Union

Northwestern Football Players Face Steep Climb to Union

by Jamilah King on April 8 2014, 10:24AM

Things aren’t looking good in Evanston.

Topics: Culture

UConn Wins National Championship, Star Player 'Goes To Bed Starving'

UConn Wins National Championship, Star Player ‘Goes To Bed Starving’

by Jamilah King on April 8 2014, 10:16AM

The fight to unionize college athletes marches on.

Topics: Culture

Common Performs for Black Workers in the South

Common Performs for Black Workers in the South

by Carla Murphy on March 17 2014, 3:24PM

Friday’s concert also features veteran activist Danny Glover

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Can Big Labor Organize the South?

Can Big Labor Organize the South?

by Carla Murphy on February 19 2014, 6:02PM

Not without majorly including black workers, immigrants and women of color.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Workers Say No to Union in the South

Workers Say No to Union in the South

by Carla Murphy on February 17 2014, 11:31AM

Auto workers’ vote likely lowers the chances of successfully organizing southern workers.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

For First Time Ever, College Football Players Organize to Unionize

For First Time Ever, College Football Players Organize to Unionize

by Carla Murphy on January 29 2014, 10:36AM

The effort, if successful, could re-make college sports.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Walmart Employees Stage Nationwide Protest

Walmart Employees Stage Nationwide Protest

by Von Diaz on September 5 2013, 11:06AM

Demonstrations in protest of low wages and employee terminations are expected in 15 cities nationwide.

Topics: /NOW

Urban Radio Ads Ask African-Americans to Support Immigration

Urban Radio Ads Ask African-Americans to Support Immigration

by Jorge Rivas on April 9 2013, 9:50AM

The 60-second ad aimed at African-Americans is airing on urban radio stations across the country.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Michigan Police Don Riot Gear and Pepper Spray As Workers Protest Anti-Union Laws

Michigan Police Don Riot Gear and Pepper Spray As Workers Protest Anti-Union Laws

by on December 11 2012, 5:27PM

Pro-union protesters in Lansing today were met by Michigan State Police in riot gear and wielding pepper spray.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Michigan Poised to Become 24th ‘Right-to-Work’ State

by on December 7 2012, 12:35PM

It’s payback time for Michigan’s Republicans.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Carwasheros in Los Angeles Win Over $1 Million in Settlement

Carwasheros in Los Angeles Win Over $1 Million in Settlement

by Jorge Rivas on January 12 2012, 10:58AM

Workers at a car wash in Los Angeles will receive unpaid wages since 2006.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

What Now? The Next Stage in the Public Sector Unions Fight

What Now? The Next Stage in the Public Sector Unions Fight

by Lindsay Beyerstein on March 11 2011, 1:50PM

Wisconsin has killed collective bargaining, but there and in other states, the battle is still building.

Topics: Economy, Wisconsin

Wisconsin GOP Strips Union Collective Bargaining -- Stay Informed

Wisconsin GOP Strips Union Collective Bargaining — Stay Informed

by Jamilah King on March 10 2011, 2:35PM

We’ve got pointers on how you can stay plugged into what’s happening in Madison.

Topics: Wisconsin

Black Workers Central to National Union Battle

Black Workers Central to National Union Battle

by Jamilah King on March 1 2011, 4:35PM

Public service workers are still standing up to union push backs.

Topics: Economy, Wisconsin

Scenes from National Wisconsin Solidarity Rallies Photo

Scenes from National Wisconsin Solidarity Rallies

by Jamilah King on February 28 2011, 12:40PM

From Sacramento to Raleigh, Salem to Atlanta, ordinary workers stand up for their rights.

Topics: Wisconsin

King's Fight for Unions Is Still Essential

King’s Fight for Unions Is Still Essential

by Michael Honey on February 23 2011, 9:22AM

MLK died fighting for the very rights that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and a growing number of his GOP counterparts want to take away.

Topics: Economy, History, Jobs Crisis, Wisconsin

Thousands Protest Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's Anti-Union Attack

Thousands Protest Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s Anti-Union Attack

by Jamilah King on February 17 2011, 1:19PM

The newly-elected governor that progressives feared is making good on his promises to do away with worker’s rights.

Topics: Politics

Who is New SEIU President Mary Kay Henry?

by Yvonne Yen Liu on May 14 2010, 10:26AM

Mary Kay Henry has been appointed the new president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the fastest-growing union, and the one representing janitors, homecare workers, and security guards—a huge number of whom are people of color. Her predecessor Andy…

Topics: Immigration

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