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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.


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


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


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

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