Opinion

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Behind the headlines: Walmart and workplace safety

Walmart and companies like it have few responsibilities to their employees to balance management's right to hire and fire at will, and what legal responsibilities they do bear have been eroded over the past decades.

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Chicago teachers educate a nation

It was nine days that shook Chicago, the 2012 teachers' strike changed the nation.

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Chicago teachers agree: Children do deserve better

The kids of Chicago deserve better. They deserve a mayor who doesn't use them as political props.

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Today in labor history: San Francisco General Strike

On July 16, 1934, the city of San Francisco shut down as 65,000 workers from all industries walked off the job, in response to a call by longshore workers for a general strike.

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Martin Luther King Jr. and the attack on public workers

As we celebrate the life and historic contributions of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, public workers are under fierce attack across the country.

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World labor today

Last month's congress of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), in Vancouver, Canada was an eye-opener. Labor in every country to shift gears and rethink how to fight. But this congress gave a clear picture of how the crisis is bringing to life "workers of the world unite" in real time.