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Bill Gates

Its vast holdings in the fossil fuel and arms industries subvert the foundation’s battle against disease and poverty.

Costco Warehouse

Costco has cultivated a sterling reputation, but labor activists describe horrors down the supply chain.

The inside story of JPMorgan Chase’s landmark mortgage settlement

Tobacco Workers

Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur visited the tobacco fields of North Carolina. What she saw there should concern all Americans.

Both Republicans and Democrats want to solve economic insecurity by giving people more purchasing power. There’s a better solution.

Detroit Water Protest

Detroit residents are fighting austerity for all of us.

Micro-apartments have become trendy in planning circles, but their austerity is just another limit on the aspirations of the poor.

San Diego

Since June, San Diego and Los Angeles have passed a trio of minimum wage increases. Which city will be next?

Amazon

As the online behemoth strengthens its monopoly over the marketplace, publishers, like bookstores, are in a fight for survival.

Blogs

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

The LWC counters that their tactics have involved creative direct action, not conspiracy or extortion.

March 13, 2015