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Have We Seen the End of the Eight-Hour Day?

Unpredictable days, part-time work, and digital scheduling—welcome to the new battle over the clock.

by Nathan Schneider

How Ai-jen Poo’s radical vision for caregiving could remake our economy along more humane lines.
Posted Apr 22 2015 - 8:19am
She just provided a blueprint for how Democrats should attack continued financial reform.
Posted Apr 16 2015 - 1:15pm
Angel Rivera has held two cleaning jobs at the same airport, but they are worlds apart.
Posted Apr 15 2015 - 10:35am

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Baltimore row houses

David Brooks’ rendition of poverty is as “representative” of people with low-incomes as corrupt corporate titans are of small entrepreneurs.

Unpredictable days, part-time work, and digital scheduling—welcome to the new battle over the clock.

How Ai-jen Poo’s radical vision for caregiving could remake our economy along more humane lines.

Detroit homeowners wait for foreclosure hearings

Long-time residents are fighting to keep their homes in what could be the single largest tax foreclosure in American history.

Solar panels

There are four big reasons fossil fuel could go the way of the dinosaur sooner than we think.

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