December 12, 2012
New state laws curtail the power of unions, and possibly black earning potential.
September 14, 2012
Blogging the Beltway: His labor support may be a boon, but strikes like Chicago's could turn voters.
by Lynette Holloway onMarch 31, 2011
Today's national Day of Solidarity with Wisconsin's union workers comes on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s slaying. It's a fitting tribute.
by Lynette Holloway onMarch 10, 2011
The push to eliminate the power of public unions to bargain collectively, as the GOP is trying to do in Wisconsin, can disproportionately affect black workers. Here's why.
September 5, 2010
Before sleeping-car porters organized in 1925, most labor unions excluded blacks. Today 20 percent of black workers belong to a union, and black members' median salary is 36 percent more than that of non-members. The Root celebrates black labor leaders, past and present.
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