Labor leaders sometimes seem to concede defeat too easily, yet workers are still fighting for their place in the middle class.
They employ thousands and are highly commercial, and increasingly their staff are turning to unions.
Air France directors weren't the only ones left exposed, after protests over jobs turned violent.
Evidence shows that the rise of women in British workplaces has coincided with the decline or organised labour. If only the unions would face up to it.
Many young people are part of the precariat – in low-paid insecure work.
The chorus chanting 'America needs a raise!' will undoubtedly grow as Labor Day approaches. They're not wrong, but America needs more than that.
Exporters like Australia's trade agreements, but the public will take more convincing on the benefits.
One reason for widening inequality is the decline of unions, which in turn is partly the result of the gradual elimination of the "working class" from our vocabulary.
Whose "truth" best explains the implosion of the Rudd-Gillard Labor governments? Multiple "truths" are presented in the ABC's The Killing Season as we continue to pick over that era's debris.
The RMT's successful negotiation will be envied, but the union has advantages few of its peers can rival as bargaining power is slowly diluted.
When reports surface that a drugs syndicate might control an airport's baggage handlers, it's time to look at the pressure points for what is a precarious job – and a serious security threat.
Len McCluskey needs to snap back to reality, if he wants to see Labour in government.
British orgainsed labour has remained relevant despite the onslaught suffered during the 1980s, but it lacks the institutional structure that would make the future secure.
Labor unions face assaults at every turn, yet growing concerns over income equality and Progressivism's rebirth may help turn the tide.
The growing labour movement in China, as fragmented and repressed as it is, offers hope for workers everywhere as an example of organising against incredible odds.
Labor can prove its continued relevance by highlighting its unique ability to ensure worker knowhow flows up to the executive suite.
Labor unions dub the laws allowing unionized workers to avoid paying dues "right-to-freeload."
The ranks of labor unions have been decimated over the last half century by outsourcing and anti-union campaigns. The result has been rising inequality.
Labor and the unions have decided to play the China card in the NSW election. Such scare campaigns ignore the facts, including that Australia has invested almost as much in China as China has here.
Employer groups are hoping a new deal on penalty rates will set a precedent, but the voices of young workers are missing from the debate.