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unemployment line

How corporate America used the Great Recession to turn good jobs into bad ones. 

The country's largest employer tried to compare the wages of their long-term employees to the stipends of Nation interns. The Daily Beast bought their spin.

CTU Protest

Showdowns in Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City and beyond have turned out parents and teachers in droves—and revealed how out of touch education reformers really are.

Walmart protest

In the wake of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza disaster, consumers are showing new interest in brands that do right by their workers.

Adjunct

Low-paid adjunct faculty, who are mostly female, have started unionizing for better pay—and winning.

The Nation's Greg Kaufmann joined Stand Up! With Pete Dominick to argue that there are ways to alleviate poverty in America and that it starts with increasing the minimum wage.

Chicago taxi

If cab drivers in Chicago win their lawsuit to become employees of the city, their jobs will become a lot less terrible.

Baby bottle

I leaned out when I should have leaned in. But the problem is about much more than individual women’s choices.

Blogs

Opposition to free-trade policies is coming not just from factory towns but from rural regions that could decide some key Senate races in 2014.

February 4, 2014

Khmer-American artist Kat Eng wants shoppers to think about capitalism’s exploitation of workers.

January 30, 2014

The president is getting a lot right. But he cannot afford to muddle his message tonight.

January 28, 2014

After months of progressive organizing, President Obama will increase wages for future federal contract workers. 

January 28, 2014

While raising the minimum wage for all workers requires the cooperation of Congress, President Obama can unilaterally raise the wages of federal contract workers.   

January 27, 2014

The American Legislative Exchange Council is circulating a "Model Policy" resolution endorsing the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

January 24, 2014

More than 200 internal documents implicate a garment factory used by Walmart, Macy’s, JCPenney and Kohl’s.

January 23, 2014

From software tycoons to media pundits, some conservatives have argued for raising the minimum wage.

January 22, 2014

Thrity-two people were arrested at an SEIU-organized rally for liveable wages and a paid Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

January 21, 2014

Honor Dr. King by fighting for a minimum wage hike big enough to lift families out of poverty.

January 20, 2014