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McDonalds fight with the NLRB could determine the future of the labor movement in America.

The more women get promoted in the restaurant industry, the more likely they are to be underpaid.

This is why women are now half the workforce, even if they're not paid as well as men.

Wal-Mart gives pregnant women the same rights on the job as disabled people, but labor and women's rights groups say it's still not good enough.

Deregulation has made every trucker an independent business, which isn't always a good thing.

If they vote to join the United Auto Workers and form a German-style "works council," many more could follow.

The German automaker has "works councils" at all its other plants. Now it wants one in the U.S. too.

A new book explains why the debate over sex work shouldn’t focus, as it usually does, on whether sex workers are "criminals" or "victims."

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Feb 8, 2014
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The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers hasn't had a leadership election in more than 50 years.

The financialized economic model doesn't work for workers, says AFL-CIO policy director Damon Silvers. Changing it won't be easy.

It is the tea party's impact at the state level that will probably be with us the longest.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Nov 2, 2013
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The South is no longer the biggest threat to Michigan's automotive supremacy.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Oct 18, 2013
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The face of American labor goes to a place that's posed its biggest challenge.

Putting this week's fast food pickets in context.

The problem is that these new forms of representation don't come with members paying significant dues.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 9, 2013
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He's led a record number of civil rights investigations into local police, challenged voter ID laws, and has already drawn fire from Republicans.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Mar 11, 2013
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After a big ruling by a federal appeals court, the National Labor Relations Board is facing the prospect of paralysis and a year's worth of work invalidated.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jan 25, 2013
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Government employee unions are driving declines in union membership, in one chart.

Dockworkers are threatening to strike in ports across the East Coast next week. Business groups are predicting a disruption could cost the country $1 billion per day. But some economists are skeptical.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Dec 27, 2012
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No matter where you come down on whether new employees should have to pay into the union that previous employees voted into existence, calling these "right-to-work" laws is misleading and confusing.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 12, 2012
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