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Michael Steele with a wild turkey he shot in 2012

Under pressure, the Obama administration withdrew rules barring young laborers from dangerous work—a decision with grave consequences for several families.

Homeless

According to many conservatives, the poor have it easy.

Handcuffed

People like Luis Rivera are being locked out of the formal workforce forever thanks to one youthful mistake.

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

George Mason University School of Law Professor Todd Zywicki.

Academics get paid by financial firms to testify against Dodd-Frank regulations. What’s wrong with this picture?

James Dimon, chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase & Co. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Maybe it’s not too big to face criminal charges after all.

JPMorgan

While $13 billion isn't chump change, it represents just half of the megabank’s profits last year.

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.

CIW protest outside Wendy's

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers protests the fast-food company’s refusal to sign on to its fair labor initiative.

Blogs

Reports of enslavement and forced labor in Thailand’s $7.3 billion fishing-export industry reveal a clear link between illegal fishing, environmental degradation and human rights abuses.

June 27, 2014

Connecticut just passed a law to begin creating a public retirement system for private-sector workers.

June 25, 2014

In The Curve’s second roundtable discussion, our contributors ask what legislative goals feminists can really achieve in Washington.

June 24, 2014

Sallie Mae broke the law, and SLAP demands that the Department of Education terminate its contract. 

June 23, 2014

It’s time to talk about paid sick days, maternity/paternity leave and America’s backwards family workplace values.

June 23, 2014

The legislation will establish rules on working hours, rest breaks and dealing with work-related complaints.

June 23, 2014

Professional dress was created with the male worker in mind, and the unclear guidelines facing women shows we haven’t fully accepted them in the workplace.

June 20, 2014

A new report suggests the White House could bypass Congress to improve working conditions at workplaces linked to federal programs.

June 20, 2014

The New Jersey’s governor’s plan to run on his record of working across the aisle isn’t looking too good.

June 19, 2014

Protests by union members, environmentalists, and others are growing.

June 13, 2014