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Tobacco Workers

Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur visited the tobacco fields of North Carolina. What she saw there should concern all Americans.

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.

Blogs

Society gives women little room to make mistakes, but their aversion to risk taking may pay off for companies’ bottom lines.

November 26, 2013

Even 58 percent of Republicans support an increase to $9 an hour.

November 14, 2013

Ten bills blocking paid sick days have been passed, seven this year alone. But that doesn’t have progressives down.

November 7, 2013

A broad campaign to strip employees of their rights is being fueled by corporate cash and conservative state lawmakers. 

October 31, 2013

Flexible scheduling may do more harm than good as it reinforces stereotypical gender roles.

October 25, 2013

Tens of thousands of grocery workers in the Northwest may soon be on strike as part of a fight for healthcare benefits and living wages.

September 25, 2013

Concerted pressure from labor, “alt-labor” community, women’s, immigrants, seniors and disability rights groups made change happen after eighty years. A pledge by candidate Obama and the personal commitment of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis helped too.

September 22, 2013

Bhairavi Desai, executive director of the Taxi Workers Alliance, makes history as a newly-elected member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council. 

September 16, 2013

The Nation asks Secretary Perez about forthcoming regulations, changing work and Obama administration appearances with Walmart.

September 11, 2013

Fast food and retail workers all across the country will strike on Thursday, August 29, to demand living wages.

August 28, 2013