Mark Brenner

Labor activists from around the country gathered October 3 to celebrate Herman Benson’s 100th birthday and pay tribute to the organization he founded, the Association for Union Democracy.

Thousands of nurses poured into the streets of New York City, coordinating their contract campaign across 17 hospitals for the first time. Voting for strike authorization could come soon.

After nearly two years of organizing and a grueling six-month strike, in February workers at Golan’s Moving and Storage in Skokie, Illinois, ratified their first contract.

Negotiations are stalled on the West Coast between 20,000 longshore workers and the major shipping companies. Employers are screaming over congestion that has ships stacking up outside ports.

Public sector unions need to upend the bipartisan consensus and put raising taxes back on the table—or else “it could have been worse” may be the best they’ll ever do.

Few unions have been willing to talk about higher taxes. But those who have called for raising taxes—on the rich, not on their fellow workers—have won public support.

Nurses, Teamsters, transit workers, Hong Kong dockworkers, Brazilian metalworkers, and Chicago teachers are just a few of those already registering for our 2014 conference. You should, too.