Labor

Autoworkers "challenge logic of capitalism" Pt.2

October 19, 2009

Sam Gindin: Middle of the road options are no longer an option; the crisis demands a radical new vision

THE CRISIS WILL DEEPEN, WE NEED REAL NEWS

October 4, 2009

TRNN REPLAY:Paul Jay of The Real News speaks at the Von Krahl Academy, Estonia in November 2008

Canadian miners strike global giant

October 2, 2009
TRNN REPLAY: During a 2009 strike of Canadian Nickel miners, Brazilian trade unions came to Canada to express solidarity and spoke about conditions for workers in Brazil.

Recession forces Mexican migrants to return home

August 30, 2009

For many Mexican migrants, heading North to the United States almost always meant being able to send money back home to their families. But in the global recession, many have returned to Mexico in desperate need of jobs. In the second of our series "World on the Move," Al Jazeera’s Rachel Levin reports from San…

Recovery for whom?

August 14, 2009

Newly released figures of the Department of Labor show that productivity has sharply increased in the second quarter of 2009 but employers’ labor costs have plummeted. To analyze these numbers, The Real News spoke to Richard D. Wolff, economist at the New School in New York City, who speaks on whether these numbers are good…

Did Dems drop labor’s number one priority?

July 30, 2009

Six ‘blue dog’ democrats drop vital support for ‘card check’

The fight for a new union law

July 2, 2009
Paul Jay speaks to Leo Gerard, President of the United Steelworkers about the low unionization rate in the United States, and how the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) will help combat it. Gerard says that "it’s not only the lowest rate of unionization in the industrialized world; it’s one of the lowest rates of unionization…

Retired auto workers have their say

June 25, 2009
Frank Hammer: UAW leadership came to identify more with the companies than with workers and communities