Kari Lyder­sen is a Chica­go-based reporter, author and jour­nal­ism instruc­tor, lead­ing the Social Jus­tice & Inves­tiga­tive spe­cial­iza­tion in the grad­u­ate pro­gram at North­west­ern Uni­ver­si­ty. She is the author of May­or 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago’s 99%.
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Adjuncts vs. Admin: Columbia College Chicago Conflict Continues
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Walmart Opponents Decry New Crop of Chicago Stores
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Congress Approves Arizona Mining ‘Land Swap’: Job Bonanza or Environmental Disaster?
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The Case of the Disappearing Local TV Journalist
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California Workers Take Walmart’s Warehouses to Court
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New Joe Hill Biography Explores the Man and the Martyr
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Why Credit History Shouldn’t Be Used in Hiring Decisions
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OSHA ‘Protection’ Program Leaves Much to Be Desired
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Plantations on the Playing Field: The Problem With College Sports
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Namibian Uranium Miners vs. Rio Tinto
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Reading, PA’s Sad New Claim to Fame
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Colorado Teachers Fight New Evaluations
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Tyson Settles for $32 Million in Unpaid Meatpacking Wages
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Wal-Mart and Women: Skeptics Question New Initiative
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Free Trade and Union Struggles Heat Up in Mexico
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Closing the Decertification Window: NLRB Decision Applauded by Labor
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Retirement Age Boost Pushes Italians Into Streets
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Seeking Union Rights, GE Janitors March on Labor Day
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South Africa’s Vineyard Workers Are Ripe for Exploitation
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New Rule: Bosses Must Inform Workers of Right to Organize
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More Assassinations and Bloodshed in Honduras Land Occupation
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National Park and Forest Employees Fight Power with Passion
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A Man, A Plan, A Canal: What Panama’s Massive Expansion Project Means for Labor
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Verizon Strike Highlights Union Effect on Middle Class Jobs
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Action Pays Off for Chicago Butcher Charging Wage Theft
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A Friend to Day Laborers
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Bad Brains: Mother Jones Reveals Slaughterhouse’s ‘Dirty Secret’
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Chicago Butcher Demands His Pay—With A Little Help From Friends
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The Depressing World of Want Ads for the Unemployed
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Unions Cheer Anti-Digital Piracy Measures
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Hyatt Hotel Puts the Heat on Striking Workers—Literally
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Chicago Ballet Labor Struggle Takes Center Stage
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Illinois Governor Still in Hotseat: AFSCME Protests Canceled Raises
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AFSCME Sues Its Former Ally: Illinois Governor Pat Quinn
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Puerto Rico: A Bellwether for Public-Sector Unions?
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Remembering Photographer Milton Rogovin
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Illinoisans Call for Minimum Wage Increase
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North American Solidarity Agreement
Steelworkers in the United States and Canada forge ties with Los Mineros in Mexico.
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Hungry for Justice, Restaurant Workers Go for Gold in Chicago
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How Budget Cuts and Privatization Endanger Workers in Psychiatric Hospitals
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Chicago Teachers Vow Renewed Activism Over Revoked Raises
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School’s Out in Chicago, But Labor Struggles Are Just Starting
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Madison March Targets Influential Wisconsin Business Lobby Group
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Report: Walmart Tries to Hide Right-Wing Donations
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Unions Mean Safer Mines: Stanford Law Study
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Workers Comp ‘Reform’ in Illinois Aims to Curb Alleged Abuses
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Supreme Court’s E-Verify Decision Devastating for Employers, Immigrant Workers
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From U.S. to India, the Casualties of Coal
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