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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.

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.

Blogs

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

The Florida state legislature takes action to bar local, pro-worker ordinances on living wages, paid sick leave and equal employee benefits.

May 3, 2013

This year’s march was led by immigrant and youth activists pressing for long-awaited justice.

May 2, 2013

When will free-traders-gone-wild own up to their complicity in brutal injustices like last week’s deadly factory fire?

April 30, 2013

The upcoming protests have already attracted the attention of authorities—including the FBI.

April 29, 2013

Did Reuters and The New York Times lie in their coverage?

April 23, 2013

Wednesday’s coordinated worker delegations should represent the largest mobilization of OUR Walmart members since the Black Friday strikes.

April 23, 2013

Family homelessness is on the rise and the federal government is choosing not to respond.

April 19, 2013

While questions linger about how a fertilizer plant in Texas blew up, documents suggest the facility faced little regulatory oversight.

April 18, 2013