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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

Massachusetts’s disability and senior care workers just got a major pay raise.

June 29, 2015

Bad retail jobs compound the deeper economic and social barriers that disproportionately affect blacks and Latinos.

June 2, 2015

Los Angeles wage increase has huge implications for the city’s workers and the nationwide Fight for 15 movement.

May 22, 2015

Employers exploit legal loopholes to keep poverty-wage workers from earning overtime wages.

May 18, 2015

The low wages the government pays its army of contract workers is exacerbating precarity in the labor force as a whole.

April 22, 2015

The widespread protests Wednesday offered a critical test for politicians on whether to support the growing low-wage-worker movement.

April 16, 2015

Yesterday’s strikers ranged from retail and fast food workers to adjuncts and caregivers—all those ousted from the 1 percent economy.

April 16, 2015

More education helps an individual woman earn better, but it doesn’t erase the gender wage gap.

April 14, 2015

Workers at this New York restaurant were just awarded $2.67 million for egregious wage theft—and could motivate others to push back against labor violations.

March 25, 2015

According to a new lawsuit, the Filipino guest workers were subject to sixteen-hour shifts and abusive treatment at the hands of their bosses.

March 19, 2015