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Minimum wage protestor

Paul claims that increasing the minimum wage leads to higher unemployment; actual economists disagree.

Since 2005, Amazon has helped create one of the most exploited workforces no one has ever seen.

Newark airport

Thanks to a muddled response from the bi-state agency, subcontracted workers at LaGuardia and JFK airports will receive raises, but those at Newark will not. 

de Blasio inauguration

Suddenly local fashion is all the rage. But can the garment trades once again bring good jobs to New York City?

Preventing further sexual and economic violence will require a more equitable distribution of resources within the country and the hemisphere.

Immigrant workers

Soon we’ll all be stuck with the unjust working conditions that immigrants face: contingent jobs, with lousy pay and few or no benefits.

As minimum wage battles flare around the country, the nation’s capital leads the way with a significant increase.

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.


New York's Attorney General has issued subpoenas to a fast food company and is investigating several franchisees for what employees say is a rampant issue.

May 16, 2013

Hundreds of fast food and retail workers are expected to join the work stoppage, making Milwaukee the fifth city in the strike wave.

May 15, 2013

Even The New York Times is figuring out that austerity isn't working. Ed Schultz could have told them that years ago.

May 11, 2013

A reader who unknowingly ordered hats from a Bangladeshi factory prompts a closer look into what we know about where and how our clothes are made. 

May 10, 2013

The non-union fast food walkout follows similar actions in New York, Chicago and St. Louis.

May 10, 2013

Congressman Peter DeFazio is calling on Americans to ask President Obama to stand up for rural post offices, urban sorting centers and an essential American service.

May 10, 2013

Tired of their lives in other people’s hands, window makers started a co-op.

May 9, 2013

In the third walkout of its kind in five weeks, workers across the city are demanding a living wage of $15 per hour and the right to form a union without retaliation.

May 8, 2013

Workers will travel from around the country to meet supporters and then converge on the retail giant in Bentonville.

May 5, 2013

The doors of Dunder Mifflin are closing. But the misplaced chairs and corporate blandness of white collar work are here to stay.

May 3, 2013