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As images of wealth abound, the struggles of ordinary workers have become invisible.

Women day laborers wait for cleaning jobs in Brooklyn, New York

Day laborers who clean for ultra-Orthodox Jewish households are learning about their rights.

NCAA press conference

The annual hoops hysteria known as March Madness generates a tidal wave of revenue—but the players don’t receive a dime of it.

Sheryl Sandberg

Feminists were quick—too quick—to question the Facebook COO's motives for writing Lean In, her self-help manifesto.

The heat is on big banks and CEOs as labor and community activists band together.

A doctor and patient

Disguised as health promotion, it’s another form of cost-shifting to employees, in which some will be unfairly penalized.

Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Under the leadership of Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the Walmart Foundation used generous gifts to grease the way for store expansions.

Union protest

American unions are in deep trouble. What’s the way out?

It’s time to tie worker rights to “Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall.”

Blogs

A successful five-week strike still leaves the Houston janitors below $10 an hour, while Pennsylvania eliminates healthcare for scores of children.

August 21, 2012

Houston janitors fought like hell to get from $8.35 an hour to $9.35 an hour—over four years—cleaning the offices of billionaires.

August 17, 2012

The glaring disjunction between Daniel Straus' deeds and actions have not gone unnoticed, and now the businessman is facing retribution from striking workers and organized students.

August 16, 2012

If only the gender wage gap weren’t caused by discrimination. But the data says otherwise.

August 15, 2012

The latest on Palermo's factory workers in Milwaukee and SEIU janitors in Houston who are fighting for fair treatment and a decent wage.

August 3, 2012

The world’s best president could roll back every last anti-organizing law and set organizers on a mission to sign up every last employed American. Still, the standing pool of desperate unemployed would drain worker power away. Robert Pollin has a proposal.

July 30, 2012

While Romney toured Poland, the current leaders of the historic union denounced his “support for the attacks against trade unions and labor rights.”

July 30, 2012

Urge New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to pass paid sick day legislation. It’s common sense, smart and humane policy.

July 24, 2012

This vulnerable group could be left high and dry just when they should be trying to save for retirement.

July 23, 2012

Corporations with plenty of money to spare could afford to pay workers more—they just won’t. 

July 19, 2012