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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.

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.

Blogs

The veteran rocker is giving Europe “a masterclass in focused protest rock that puts younger artists to shame.”

July 1, 2015

The free market won’t break the country’s manufacturers’ reliance on forced labor, child labor, and dismal wages.

July 1, 2015

Economists are exploring ways the Federal Reserve might help close the gap on inequality.

June 30, 2015

A closer examination reveals the anatomy of a legislative movement and demonstrates how grassroots pressure can turn what some considered a fringe issue into a political juggernaut.

June 30, 2015

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