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San Diego

Since June, San Diego and Los Angeles have passed a trio of minimum wage increases. Which city will be next?

Walmart

Taxpayers are basically moneylenders to a government that is far more interested in subsidizing business than in caring for their workers.

Jobs fair

The federal government can easily afford a job guarantee program, becoming our employer of last resort.

Inside the movement that’s pushing to make a living wage a reality in Seattle.

Uniqlo

What happens when a computer sets your schedule?

Ron Unz

The conservative businessman and activist talks to The Nation about his unlikely support for raising the minimum wage, his views on immigration and more. 

Minimum wage protestor

Paul claims that increasing the minimum wage leads to higher unemployment; actual economists disagree.

Since 2005, Amazon has helped create one of the most exploited workforces no one has ever seen.

Immigrant workers

Soon we’ll all be stuck with the unjust working conditions that immigrants face: contingent jobs, with lousy pay and few or no benefits.

Blogs

A new bill could ease the tightrope that many low-wage workers walk.

July 25, 2014

“Working people have experienced—for a long time—the diminishment of their voice,” says David Weil, the new director of the Wage and Hour Division at the Department of Labor.

July 1, 2014

Reports of enslavement and forced labor in Thailand’s $7.3 billion fishing-export industry reveal a clear link between illegal fishing, environmental degradation and human rights abuses.

June 27, 2014

A new report suggests the White House could bypass Congress to improve working conditions at workplaces linked to federal programs.

June 20, 2014

Should America be looking to Seattle for solutions to its broken economic system?

June 9, 2014

Fixing the regulatory regime for outsourcing requires both new modes enforcement and reforms that target corporations’ systematic evasion tactics.

June 6, 2014

How can we help to make sure that Walmart’s employees can both financially support their children and tuck them in at night?

June 4, 2014

As a major city opts for a minimum wage that’s double the federal rate, what seemed an improbable goal gets very real.

June 2, 2014

There is no avoiding the inherently alienating consequences of trying to earn a living through the production of words.

May 30, 2014

A new study says the change could save lives and improve health statewide—good news for the 40 percent of poor households led by single women.

May 23, 2014