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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.

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.

Blogs

We pay more for the same products and services while making less money.

March 21, 2012

At a time when so many are so clear that the current system is not working—what might? Is it already happening?

March 21, 2012

Many women are staying in their jobs when children are first born but cutting back later on.

March 19, 2012

One step forward, one step back: a mix of optimism and struggle.

March 16, 2012

Here’s another sign that higher education may not be a panacea for women in the workforce.

March 13, 2012

Largest rally in a year sees Wisconsin protest movement on message and on the march—backing the recall and removal of an anti-labor governor and demanding restoration of collective-bargaining rights.

March 11, 2012

Workers shouldn’t “strike and go out and starve, but strike and remain in and take possession of the necessary property of production.” So believed Lucy Gonzales Parsons, who died seventy years ago this week. William Loren Katz’s essay seems relevant for today, International Working Women's Day.

March 8, 2012

Around the world, a billion people belong to co-ops. The top 300 have combined sales in excess of $1 trillion. That’s according to the United Nations. That’s right, it's 2012, the Year of the Co-Op!

March 2, 2012

In 2008, a worker occupation at the Chicago factory sent up a flare of resistance. Now those same workers are considering alternatives to working for a boss.

March 1, 2012

We might have ourselves a good-old fashioned strike scenario during the London Olympic games.

February 29, 2012