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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.

American journalism has lost its crusader instinct. Here’s how to get it back.

The “Third Wave” of democracy in the Global South went hand in hand with the spread of policies that hobbled the fight for greater economic equality from the outset.

Blogs

Bad retail jobs compound the deeper economic and social barriers that disproportionately affect blacks and Latinos.

June 2, 2015

Americans want to believe that sports are the last remaining venue for honest competition—but we’ve known otherwise for years.

May 29, 2015

Former Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor brings a higher-ground message to the 2016 race.

May 29, 2015

Lawmakers in Connecticut don’t want corporations to capitalize on cheap labor.

May 29, 2015

Renewing a politics of fierce opposition to "financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering."

May 27, 2015

The socially-minded brand has ignored the demands of migrant workers in its supply chain.

May 27, 2015

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