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Angel Rivera has held two cleaning jobs at the same airport, but they are worlds apart.

Tax breaks for childcare will be a disaster. Luckily, we know a better way.

In “right to work” states like Arkansas, the media is one of the few institutions with the strength to hold abusive employers accountable.

Great Railway Strike of 1886

Americans were furious at the inequalities of their country 200 years ago. Could they get as angry today?

The opening ceremony for the Center for Workforce Innovation

Richmond, Virginia, is the eleventh-most-unequal big city in the country; its leaders finally want to change that.

Reuters/Larry Downing

Free trade agreements like the TPP have provisions that are designed less for trade, and more about replacing public bureaucrats with private, corporate ones.

Alexis Tsipras (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

A reading list on the future of austerity in Greece, Europe and beyond.

Competitive athletics are far too important to leave to greedy businessmen and corporations.

Bringing back a strong and healthy labor movement is everybody’s job—but to do it, we’ll have to change our corporate and political models as well.

Blogs

The fatal fire at a Philippines shoe factory exposes the ills of global free trade.

May 26, 2015

Our justice system fails when it doesn’t hold bankers accountable for their fraudulent and criminal actions.

May 26, 2015

Los Angeles wage increase has huge implications for the city’s workers and the nationwide Fight for 15 movement.

May 22, 2015

Senate cloture vote limits debate, restricts amendments and erects another barrier to honest discourse about trade policy.

May 21, 2015

Nominated for mayor of Philadelphia, a progressive teaches a lesson about coalition politics.

May 20, 2015

Employers exploit legal loopholes to keep poverty-wage workers from earning overtime wages.

May 18, 2015

Focusing too much on regulating retail workplaces and safety practices could let the products industry off the hook.

May 15, 2015

“We need to get started fixing all this,” says Wisconsin progressive.

May 14, 2015

A conversation with the Roosevelt Institute’s Mike Konczal.

May 14, 2015

Why does the White House keep telling reporters the public is lining up behind the trade push?

May 13, 2015