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New York Knicks point guard Stephon Marbury is getting props with a $14.98 sneaker designed to appeal to low-income kids. But the criticism he's endured over
sweatshop labor shows it's hard to do good.

If you're depending on private savings accounts to get you through retirement, get ready for a bitter surprise, thanks to the crooks and incompetents charged with selling and running the funds.

Low wages, segregation and dangerous working conditions in a North
Carolina factory reveal a meatpacking industry where labor laws no
longer matter.

The organic label means your food is pesticide-free, but an
investigation into California farms reveals that the label means nothing but
pain for the workers who produced it.

The nation must address the working-class anxieties underlying the anti-Hispanic sentiments now rising in Middle America--and Congress must pass an enlightened immigration bill that is
both sensible and humane.

After pressure from the local newspaper and the City Council
questioning the use of sweatshop labor to create Pittsburgh Pirates regalia, Major League Baseball seems willing to listen to activists' complaints.

On July 2, Mexico will choose a new president. Whoever wins will face an ongoing labor movement challenging the neoliberal policies of the past.

Life remains cheap in the coalfields of Appalachia because of the Bush Administration's incompetence and neglect in the face of human and environmental tragedy.

With or without a comprehensive immigration bill, a working-class
immigrant Latino movement is emerging--allied with progressive
groups--that could reverse a tide of xenophobia and make significant
gains.

The vitality of the new Latino-led immigration movement could provide
the spark to jolt the civil rights movement out of its complacency and
create a shared notion of an imagined future.

Blogs

Los Angeles wage increase has huge implications for the city’s workers and the nationwide Fight for 15 movement.

May 22, 2015

Nominated for mayor of Philadelphia, a progressive teaches a lesson about coalition politics.

May 20, 2015

Employers exploit legal loopholes to keep poverty-wage workers from earning overtime wages.

May 18, 2015

Focusing too much on regulating retail workplaces and safety practices could let the products industry off the hook.

May 15, 2015

A conversation with the Roosevelt Institute’s Mike Konczal.

May 14, 2015

In a victory for the Fast Food workers movement, New York’s governor has created a path for wage increases through executive action.

May 13, 2015

The president’s suggestion that his critics do not understand trade issues is “absolutely inaccurate.”

May 11, 2015

Labor advocates are harnessing the power of both workers and consumers to reform nail salons.

May 11, 2015

Following the NYU and UConn victories, graduates at Yale and other universities are demanding recognition as workers.

May 6, 2015

The May Day occupation is part of an escalating campaign to get the Guggenheim to end the exploitation of migrant workers at the museum's Abu Dhabi site.

May 4, 2015