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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.

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.

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230,000 long-term unemployed workers lost their benefits on Sunday and the system is about to get a whole lot worse.

May 18, 2012

The working-age population is growing. The offiical labor force is not. What's going on? 

May 17, 2012

More than 100,000 activists petition Democratic National Committee to match the massive commitment by GOP corporate interests to defend the anti-labor governor.

May 16, 2012

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker unintentionally confirms his "divide and conquer" policy on labor.

May 14, 2012

He says no. Video says yes.

May 14, 2012

Before a billionaire supporter gave big money to the embattled Wisconsin governor, Walker laid out a strategy to attack labor.

May 11, 2012

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett wins an overwhelming primary victory, as combined Democratic total vote in historic recall election outshines vote for embattled GOP governor.

May 9, 2012

The real problem with the Hollywood obsession with the celebrity baby bump is not what it shows but rather what it hides.

May 8, 2012

This Tuesday, as Wisconsinites voted in primaries to replace Governor Scott Walker and five other statewide office holders, the union of graduate students at the heart of the 2011 Capitol protests, stood apart from their union fellows, and refused to endorse any candidate.

May 8, 2012