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The depressing defeat of the recall suggests that “money power” cannot be easily thwarted, even by determined “people power.”

Are we prepared to care for the aging baby boomer population?

How did we became a nation that fails to help its most needy citizens, and what can be done?

Domestic worker

Tip-stealing bosses are rarely called to account for their abuses. It's time to blow the whistle.

The digital libertarian famed for technical innovation faced for the first time a protest movement not afraid to take their fight to the streets.

President Obama is to be applauded for questioning Mitt Romney’s legacy, although his motives seem to be as opportunistic as those of Romney’s primary race opponents.

The swelling ranks of precarious workers—freelancers, independent contractors, interns—can learn much from domestic workers' efforts to gain legal rights.

Pregnant woman

Few new mothers get paid maternity leave. Those who take unpaid leave often go deep into debt to make ends meet.

Blogs

Kaiser's workers and patients have had enough of epic waiting times and surging suicide rates.

January 26, 2015

Amid management intimidation, police violence and government disinterest, the movement is still pushing for better working conditions and fair compensation. 

January 23, 2015

As the unity government wrangles over management of the devastated Gaza Strip, government workers are striking for their overdue wages.

January 20, 2015

These workers have grueling jobs—but they’re still not eligible for minimum wages or overtime pay.

January 16, 2015

We’ve relegated Latino immigrants to the most dangerous jobs—and left them few effective ways to challenge mistreatment.

January 14, 2015

We banned police from the “house of labor.” Look at them now.

January 9, 2015

To fix social problems, we need to stop looking to marriage, and start creating more equitable public policy.

January 7, 2015

“Cloud labor” sites like Crowdflower may be the face of the future—but their wages are stuck in a sweatshop past.

January 5, 2015

The real tech revolution may not be in Silicon Valley but at a Nokia factory outside Chennai.

December 29, 2014

The USPS will deliver 15.5 billion pieces of mail this season. Yet it is threatened by devastating closures and cuts.

December 23, 2014