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A policeman in Beijing

Hard-hitting New York Times coverage has been journalism at its best—although the Chinese authorities apparently don't agree.

The late organizer helped pave a progressive path forward for New York and elsewhere.

Amazon warehouse

My life as a temp in California’s Inland Empire, the belly of the online shopping beast.

Airport workers

Passenger service workers earn significantly lower wages than the largely unionized airline employees with whom they work. Now they’re organizing to change that.

Walmart shopping cart

A landmark ruling by the National Labor Relations Board says Walmart unlawfully harassed and fired employees for protesting.

Kalpona Akter

Surging union growth and militancy is due to courageous leaders like Kalpona Akter: child laborer at 12, union president at 15, she’s now head of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity.

Children spinning

The country must find the political will to end this national disgrace.

Tar from the tobacco leaves stains the hands of young workers.

Young farm workers are falling ill from “green tobacco sickness” while the industry denies it and government lets it happen.

Michael Steele with a wild turkey he shot in 2012

Under pressure, the Obama administration withdrew rules barring young laborers from dangerous work—a decision with grave consequences for several families.

Blogs

Could China’s justice system be morphing from an instrument of the authoritarian state into a contested political terrain?

April 16, 2014

There’s no objective explanation for why black women make less than white women.

April 15, 2014

Why we still need a “Freedom Budget for All Americans.”

April 15, 2014

Do limits on after-hours e-mail reflect French culture’s laziness or American culture’s malaise?

April 14, 2014

The struggle for fair pay isn’t captured in wage statistics; it’s part of a struggle against the asymmetry of knowledge that divides management and labor.

April 11, 2014

Despite devoting forty to sixty hours per week to their sport most of the year, Division I football players lack basic economic rights under the NCAA’s cartel restrictions.

April 9, 2014

Manjula Martin is trying to arm freelance writers with knowledge, but capitalism has the upper hand.

April 7, 2014

An excerpt from When Hollywood Turned Left, Greg Mitchell’s new e-book about the first modern campaign to secretly raise massive amounts of money.

April 6, 2014

Bangladesh’s factories remain not only unsafe places to work but also unsafe places for workers to speak up for their rights.

April 4, 2014