Help

Nation Topics - Labor

Topic Page

Articles

News and Features

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.

Wanggaard

In Wisconsin, a new bill is threatening to kill workers’ one day of rest.

NYU graduate student protest

Rank-and-file organizing pays dividends for the nation’s only private graduate student union.

Supporters of Silicon Valley Rising

In the neighborhood where Cesar Chavez got his start, janitors, cooks and shuttle drivers are organizing to end the area’s inequality epidemic.

(Photo by Lynne Graves/Sojourner Truth Memorial - Florence, CC BY-NC 2.0)

No economic opportunity agenda for women can be complete without Black women’s needs, experiences and dreams at the forefront.

Cablevision Protest

After a three-and-a-half-year struggle, workers in Cablevision’s first unionized shop finally win a contract.

Bruce Rauner

When a millionaire governor decrees austerity, it’s time for the left to step up.

A critical lack of affordable housing is turning overpriced motels into long-term shelter.

Uber and Airbnb monetize the desperation of people in the post-crisis economy while sounding generous—and evoke a fantasy of community in an atomized population.

Blogs

Workers at this New York restaurant were just awarded $2.67 million for egregious wage theft—and could motivate others to push back against labor violations.

March 25, 2015

Yale's historic new building project draws attention to the college's bidding process. 

March 24, 2015

The UAE welcomes NYU’s culture cachet—but not academics seeking to expose exploitaitve labor conditions.

March 23, 2015

According to a new lawsuit, the Filipino guest workers were subject to sixteen-hour shifts and abusive treatment at the hands of their bosses.

March 19, 2015

Writing “Race Together” on a coffee cup is not a solution to institutional racism—but it is a burden on an already underpaid workforce.

March 18, 2015

A climate of impunity for employers, coupled with the threat of deportation, is forcing undocumented workers to bear the costs of injury and abuse.

March 17, 2015

The LWC counters that their tactics have involved creative direct action, not conspiracy or extortion.

March 13, 2015

Some solutions might help mothers on an individual level while increasing systemic problems.

March 13, 2015

The Maryland congresswoman who led the way in opposing Citizens United bids for the newly open seat.

March 12, 2015

How do you plan a budget, or arrange childcare, when you’re always on call?

March 11, 2015