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Putin and Jinping

The BRICS countries are creating a new global architecture that challenges the exceptionalist, unipolar world that Washington imagines for our future.

Wendy's workers

We are in the midst of a grassroots populist movement designed to rebalance the tilted economic scales in our country. 

For months, strikes and other protests have crippled a number of industries. But the new militancy is fragmented and has confined itself to economic grievances.

It’s not inevitable. Here are ten practical steps to reverse the growing trend.

Sakuma Brothers strike

By law, a company can’t hire H-2A guest workers if it is in a labor dispute with its US workforce. But that is exactly what this Washington State berry grower is trying to do.

Baltimore housing

The cumulative effects of years of deindustrialization, weakened unions and soaring inequality have fundamentally reordered the country.

Libertarians and leftists alike predict a world of competing digital currencies.

When only US wages can support families in the Global South, parents and children divide to survive.

How a US government loan enabled an environmentally destructive project plagued by lethal landslide, police repression and civil unrest.

Blogs

This week’s Supreme Court ruling is one step toward protecting pregnant workers from the whims of their employers.

March 27, 2015

The Congressional Progressive Caucus’s alternative budget was the best proposal. But only ninety-six Democrats backed it.

March 26, 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

As its battle against the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan intensifies, Big Coal is getting a lot of help from friends in high places.

March 25, 2015

Yale's historic new building project draws attention to the college's bidding process. 

March 24, 2015

The UAE welcomes NYU’s culture cachet—but not academics seeking to expose exploitaitve labor conditions.

March 23, 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

Writing “Race Together” on a coffee cup is not a solution to institutional racism—but it is a burden on an already underpaid workforce.

March 18, 2015

The importance of the Congressional Progressive Caucus's "The Peoples' Budget"

March 18, 2015

A climate of impunity for employers, coupled with the threat of deportation, is forcing undocumented workers to bear the costs of injury and abuse.

March 17, 2015