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NSA headquarters

It's increasingly clear that the online world is, for both government surveillance types and corporate sellers, a new Wild West where anything goes.

Since 2005, Amazon has helped create one of the most exploited workforces no one has ever seen.

Newark airport

Thanks to a muddled response from the bi-state agency, subcontracted workers at LaGuardia and JFK airports will receive raises, but those at Newark will not. 

Dollar

A new Oxfam report warns of the dangers of global inequality.

Amy Chua

A new book raises the question: Are Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld racists—or just equal opportunity trolls?

de Blasio inauguration

Suddenly local fashion is all the rage. But can the garment trades once again bring good jobs to New York City?

Paul Ryan

Amy Treptow came to Washington to tell her story of climbing out of poverty. Some elected officials were more interested than others. 

Coal plant

The recent chemical spill is the latest chapter in a very old story: total capitulation to industry by state officials. 

Zapatista school

Zapatista strongholds endure in the state of Chiapas, managing their own schools, banks, hospitals, arts collectives and system of government.

David Brooks

The conservative NYT columnist steers the conversation away from economics and toward “behavioral” terrain.

Blogs

Can global solidarity between fast-food workers help raise the bar for all of them?

November 19, 2014

A study finds that of the 100 highest-paid CEOs in the US, twenty-nine of them received more compensation than their companies paid in federal income tax.

November 18, 2014

Has Republican Ed Whitfield unethically supported the interests of his wife’s firm?

November 17, 2014

Could the chemicals in beauty products be causing long-term health problems for salon workers?

November 17, 2014

San Francisco employees of the green-capitalism giant are organizing themselves to fight for livable working conditions.

November 14, 2014

The average American woman works for “free” for two months thanks to the wage gap and unpaid labor.

November 13, 2014

A political scandal in Britain draws attention to labor exploitation that extends far beyond a single T-shirt.

November 12, 2014

The Trans-Pacific Partnership might give corporations the ability to sue countries for “expected future profits.”

November 11, 2014

A new study suggests air pollution near fracking sites may be worse than previously estimated—putting workers and local residents at increased risk of cancer, birth defects and other major health problems.

November 10, 2014

This year’s midterms raised the minimum wage in four states and two cities across the country—now it’s time to make sure those wages get paid.

November 7, 2014