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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.

As minimum wage battles flare around the country, the nation’s capital leads the way with a significant increase.

Blogs

By insisting that interns register the internship with their college, publications conveniently skirt legal responsibility to provide monetary compensation.

June 28, 2013

The non-union fast food walkout follows similar actions in New York, Chicago and St. Louis.

May 10, 2013

Walmart drew White House praise for pledging to hire 100,000 veterans, but some workers pan the plan.

January 15, 2013

The state-level right-wing agenda will continue to hit poor women on all fronts.

January 8, 2013

Walmart strikers took huge risks by walking off the job on Black Friday. 

December 5, 2012

One of the fastest-growing job sectors in the country pays $10 per hour. That’s a big problem.

November 28, 2012

Walmart's bottom-line business model has made the Walton family billions, while pushing employees onto public assistance.

November 26, 2012

Occupy Wall Street is showing solidarity with striking Walmart workers. 

November 20, 2012

Everything you need to know about our so-called “Fiscal Cliff” and the janitors in Cincinnati who are truly living on the edge.

November 16, 2012

A raise would reduce inequality and boost the economy. Why won’t lawmakers act?

November 15, 2012