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NYC Housing

As protesters camp out in Albany to demand better protections for renters, lawmakers cop out on their consituents with a lukewarm rent-regulation agreement.

Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton will face off in the presidential race—but the real battle will be between the billionaires backing them.

Nancy Pelosi and James Clyburn with President Obama

A revolt by liberal Democrats heralds a new politics.

In the 21st century, the worker is still assumed to be a man.

Stop TPP

The price for deals like TPP is paid in forced migration and the refugee crises that are rolling around the globe.

The High Line, on the edge of gentrifying Chelsea, September 17, 2014.

A cruel economics of forced mobility is the new planning mantra of New York City.

SEIU

The campaign succeeded because it went after the people who truly had power over the workers’ livelihood—not the powerless subcontractors.

TPP protestor

Trade agreements boost economic growth, while destroying lives and livelihoods.

Nairobi

Obama’s visit this summer will certainly be a big event, but Kenyans’ interests stretch well beyond the United States.

Drew Hamilton Housing Development

Is the Rental Assistance Development Program the best, flawed option for saving public housing—or a new attempt to dismantle it?

Blogs

Facebook and Google have been trying to increase diversity for a year, to little result.

June 29, 2015

Massachusetts’s disability and senior care workers just got a major pay raise.

June 29, 2015

Taxi drivers in the sharing economy are fighting to make inroads against labor exploitation.

June 26, 2015

When the green hype overpowers industrial safety, workers pay the price.

June 24, 2015

Liberals lost the fast-track battle, but don't assume this means TPP will pass.

June 23, 2015

The pope’s encyclical on climate change is a call for economic justice.

June 23, 2015

Fast track is headed back to the Senate. 

June 22, 2015

The Big Box retailer is offshoring more than jobs. 

June 22, 2015

Major wins for economic and racial justice, from campus to the workplace.

June 21, 2015

Could shifts in Murdoch’s empire mean a kinder, gentler Fox News?

June 19, 2015