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Handcuffed

People like Luis Rivera are being locked out of the formal workforce forever thanks to one youthful mistake.

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The devaluation of “content” is bad for readers and for democracy.

Bill de Blasio at a rally

The mayoral hopeful is one of the most high-profile politicians to come out in support of the growing movement for low-wage workers’ rights.

CIW protest outside Wendy's

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers protests the fast-food company’s refusal to sign on to its fair labor initiative.

Ruins at Rana Plaza

Months after the Rana Plaza factory disaster, victims’ families have received little to no compensation.

Protest to raise the minimum wage

If Republicans are playing hardball, Democrats should too.

Baker

A long-term plan to renovate the American dream begins at the local level and scales up.

By refusing to treat Marx as our contemporary, Jonathan Sperber has brought him back to life.

AmeriCorps worker

And they earn so little that missing a paycheck means a lot.

Richard Trumka

At its LA convention, organized labor vowed to reinvigorate organizing and strengthen progressive alliances. And not a moment too soon.

Blogs

On behalf of the state retirement fund, the New York comptroller is suing a tech company to provide info about its political donations, setting an important precedent in the Citizens United era.

January 10, 2013

Domestic workers make up a growing part of the global workforce—working under some of the worst conditions.

January 10, 2013

The state-level right-wing agenda will continue to hit poor women on all fronts.

January 8, 2013

The ruling brings warehouse workers one step closer to holding Walmart directly responsible for alleged retaliation and wage theft.

January 7, 2013

A labor official says the kind of auditing Walmart wants to bring to its US warehouses “led directly to the deaths of 112 people in Bangladesh.”

January 3, 2013

Coverage of Newtown, the great Walmart walkout and 2012's most valuable progressives.

December 22, 2012

Protestors in Argentina hope international pressure can end Walmart's union-busting in the US.

December 21, 2012

Student activists are pointing out that one of USC's apparel monitors failed to address fire safety hazards that led to 289 deaths in Pakistan.

December 19, 2012

The chained CPI proposal in Obama's fiscal cliff offer will hurt impoverished elderly women.

December 18, 2012

New Jersey protesters are holding Walmart accountable for a factory fire that killed 112 Bangladeshi workers. 

December 18, 2012