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The explosive diplomatic cables prove what many Haitians already knew about US and UN meddling in the country.

Funeral Procession for Triangle Fire Victims

After 100 years, the tragedy still inspires outrage and grief. Why does it have a hold on us?

A father councils his son to find work he's passionate about, after losing his own job as a in a bank buyout.

Christopher Hayes asks Ken Ward Jr, renowned reporter for the Charleston Gazette, whether this grave incident could be the catalyst for mine safety reform and regulator empowerment.

The treatment of workers at Burger King stands in stark contrast to the extravagant bonuses awarded to Goldman Sach's bailed-out bankers.

President Bush's neglect of government-sponsored childcare programs has a steep price. Children are paying.

Worried about toxic toys from China? Worry, too, about Chinese workers exposed to the poisons.

A scourge of health problems has nail salon workers wondering about the industry's safety standards.

Guilt-ridden mothers send ailing kids to school or daycare for fear of losing their jobs. Isn't it time for paid family leave?

Low wages, segregation and dangerous working conditions in a North
Carolina factory reveal a meatpacking industry where labor laws no
longer matter.

Blogs

A Tennessee union vote could reshape American manufacturing.

February 13, 2014

Fusion and the Nation I-Fund report on the thousands of child farmworkers laboring in American tobacco fields. 

February 5, 2014

The mining industry isn’t the only one with major workplace safety regulation issues. 

January 7, 2014

Calling for the administration's support of Bangladeshi garment workers, members of NYU's Student Labor Action Committee performed carols such as "Joy to the Workers” and “Workers’ Rights Are Coming To Town.”

December 9, 2013

Distribution companies stress safety and speed to their workers. But are those two goals even compatible?

December 5, 2013

Writer Zeynep Ton argues workers who are paid fairly and treated respectfully are more productive and innovative.

December 4, 2013

Thanks to a loophole in the Fair Labor Standards Act, children in the United States as young as twelve are allowed to do often dangerous and backbreaking agricultural work.

November 14, 2013

The domestic workers’ rights movement offers powerful lessons for the broader fight against forced labor, trafficking and servitude.

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