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The Obamas

As fashion's first couple, the Obamas can take a leading role in making sure US companies comply with global standards.

From student walkouts in Philly and Chicago to union organizing and MOOCs in California, here are the latest reports by our student activist/writers.

Make the Road New York

From stopping wage theft to organizing carwasheros, victories have come from meeting workers where they live.

Chicago teachers

CORE’s victory is a boost to social movement unionism—and a model for other unions around the country.

Martin Heinrich

One of the youngest and poorest senators, Martin Heinrich rose to the top as a supporter of labor and environmental issues.

Worker at the Bangladesh factory collapse

The executive director of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity talks to Pramila Jayapal about how American consumers can pressure US corporations to protect workers abroad.

Chicago workers strike

Demanding a living wage of $15 per hour, employees at Macy’s, Subway, McDonald’s, Victoria’s Secret and more have walked off the job.

Fast Food Forward

From the Bronx to Brooklyn, workers at car washes and fast food joints are finding ways to fight for their rights.

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.

Blogs

In protests around the country on Thursday, Walmart workers presented a simple demand: full-time work at $15 an hour.

October 17, 2014

Why opposing a wage increase while simultaneously bashing government assistance isn’t just callous—it’s also dumb policy.

October 16, 2014

Flexible scheduling is creating an on-call nightmare for working people.

October 15, 2014

This is not a time to panic. It is a time to get things right.

October 12, 2014

Some airport workers have not been trained on handling exposures which could put them at risk of Ebola, hepatitis B and HIV infection.

October 12, 2014

Amazon’s relentless cost-cutting hits workers hardest.

October 10, 2014

Millennial icon Lena Dunham’s relationship to unpaid labour is explored, contextualized and reframed by youth activists and media workers.

October 9, 2014

Talking directly about economic fairness will increase Democratic turnout, the labor leader says.

October 7, 2014

Can the protests go beyond calls for greater electoral transparency, to embrace a truly social democratic agenda?

October 1, 2014

Migrant domestic workers from Bangladesh enjoy little protection from their government, but they’re not alone.

October 1, 2014