Dan DiMaggio

As 38,000 Verizon union members enter their fifth month without a contract, crews of retirees are swinging into action to defend their own health benefits.

Twenty-two hundred Steelworkers, locked out since August 15, are refusing demands for major concessions on health care, retiree benefits, and subcontracting.

Members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 836 in Michigan have brought a 15-foot inflatable camel to their pension fight.

Your employer has already brought it up in bargaining—or else is about to. How hard are unions getting hit, and what can we do about it?

Unions that keep working after a contract expires can strike over grievances, as several CWA locals at AT&T did earlier this year.

To see through the hollow rhetoric, just look at the example of the first-ever labor case brought by the U.S. under a free trade agreement.

Bernie Sanders’ campaign for president is drawing impressive crowds to rallies across the country. Many union members are part of this groundswell of support, and he’s won the backing of a number of local unions and state AFL-CIOs.

Why 'Ban the Box' Matters

Applying for an entry-level job? One study found that a criminal record cuts in half the chance you’ll even get an interview. But there’s a national movement to end this discrimination: “Ban the Box.”

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