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Labor standards are improving in this impoverished country, but workers must have a voice if these changes are to be sustainable.

Union-led action on climate change has proliferated across the country.

Unpredictable days, part-time work, and digital scheduling—welcome to the new battle over the clock.

How Ai-jen Poo’s radical vision for caregiving could remake our economy along more humane lines.

Angel Rivera has held two cleaning jobs at the same airport, but they are worlds apart.

In “right to work” states like Arkansas, the media is one of the few institutions with the strength to hold abusive employers accountable.

Great Railway Strike of 1886

Americans were furious at the inequalities of their country 200 years ago. Could they get as angry today?

Bringing back a strong and healthy labor movement is everybody’s job—but to do it, we’ll have to change our corporate and political models as well.

Wanggaard

In Wisconsin, a new bill is threatening to kill workers’ one day of rest.

NYU graduate student protest

Rank-and-file organizing pays dividends for the nation’s only private graduate student union.

Blogs

Los Angeles wage increase has huge implications for the city’s workers and the nationwide Fight for 15 movement.

May 22, 2015

Nominated for mayor of Philadelphia, a progressive teaches a lesson about coalition politics.

May 20, 2015

Employers exploit legal loopholes to keep poverty-wage workers from earning overtime wages.

May 18, 2015

Focusing too much on regulating retail workplaces and safety practices could let the products industry off the hook.

May 15, 2015

A conversation with the Roosevelt Institute’s Mike Konczal.

May 14, 2015

In a victory for the Fast Food workers movement, New York’s governor has created a path for wage increases through executive action.

May 13, 2015

The president’s suggestion that his critics do not understand trade issues is “absolutely inaccurate.”

May 11, 2015

Labor advocates are harnessing the power of both workers and consumers to reform nail salons.

May 11, 2015

Following the NYU and UConn victories, graduates at Yale and other universities are demanding recognition as workers.

May 6, 2015

The May Day occupation is part of an escalating campaign to get the Guggenheim to end the exploitation of migrant workers at the museum's Abu Dhabi site.

May 4, 2015