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Under the gun, unions are realizing they have to think outside the big box.

In a Service Employees union hall in Boston, a hospital worker raises her hand.

After bloody battles for desegregation, blacks in Memphis are still behind.

There are bigger American unions, but none that are feistier organizers than HERE (hotel and restaurant workers) and UNITE (historically garment and textile workers).

The New School University is one of Manhattan's most storied progressive institutions. But don't tell that to the people who work there.

A vast impoverished population languishes in the midst of our economy.

On the tenth anniversary of the NAFTA accord, mainstream media accounts have voiced muted disappointment with its relatively meager effects.

The call by George W. Bush for major reform of our failed immigration policy was undoubtedly made with election-year eyes fixed on the growing Latino vote.

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On-call work schedules force part-time laborers to work erratic shifts for little pay, raising the question, “Is it even worth it?”

March 19, 2014

The British parliamentarian, who has died at age 88, was one of history’s great champions of giving power to the people.

March 14, 2014

“Our Postal Service is in need of true reform, not ill-advised, counterproductive attempts to slash service.”

March 13, 2014

Nation author Moshe Z. Marvit has been awarded this month’s Sidney Award for casting “a light on a previously obscure, but profoundly exploited class of workers.”

March 12, 2014

Included among the hundreds of chemicals used in electronics manufacturing in China are known carcinogens and reproductive toxins.

March 12, 2014

Students at the University of North Carolina want to ensure workers who make UNC apparel operate under safe conditions.

March 11, 2014

Change won’t come to America’s broken immigration system from policymakers. It will come from organizers.

March 10, 2014

Cadillac thinks we get more glory—and stuff—by working so hard. Research says the opposite.

March 7, 2014

The White House’s “2014 Trade Policy Agenda” rehashes failed ideas that harm rather than help economic renewal.

March 5, 2014

We can’t change the workplace by asking women to lean out. We have to start with men.

February 26, 2014