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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.

Amazon warehouse

My life as a temp in California’s Inland Empire, the belly of the online shopping beast.

Children spinning

The country must find the political will to end this national disgrace.

(Shuttershock.com)

The devaluation of “content” is bad for readers and for democracy.

Bill de Blasio at a rally

The mayoral hopeful is one of the most high-profile politicians to come out in support of the growing movement for low-wage workers’ rights.

Protest to raise the minimum wage

If Republicans are playing hardball, Democrats should too.

Models

Defying stereotypes, the Model Alliance gets serious about organizing—and writes its own law to protect the most vulnerable models: children and young teens.

unemployment line

How corporate America used the Great Recession to turn good jobs into bad ones. 

Adjunct

Low-paid adjunct faculty, who are mostly female, have started unionizing for better pay—and winning.

Blogs

Home care workers are still excluded from federal labor laws fifty years after protesters demanded inclusion.

August 26, 2013

We’ll march for jobs as well we should, but where do I line up for the march for leisure?

August 22, 2013

Today marks the beginning of the largest fast food walkout in US history.

July 29, 2013

Workers allege serious safety issues, and retaliation for exposing them.

July 24, 2013

The Nation's Greg Kaufmann joins Bill Moyers to explain why the need for food stamps is growing.

July 1, 2013

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