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How did we became a nation that fails to help its most needy citizens, and what can be done?

Domestic worker

Tip-stealing bosses are rarely called to account for their abuses. It's time to blow the whistle.

The digital libertarian famed for technical innovation faced for the first time a protest movement not afraid to take their fight to the streets.

President Obama is to be applauded for questioning Mitt Romney’s legacy, although his motives seem to be as opportunistic as those of Romney’s primary race opponents.

The swelling ranks of precarious workers—freelancers, independent contractors, interns—can learn much from domestic workers' efforts to gain legal rights.

Pregnant woman

Few new mothers get paid maternity leave. Those who take unpaid leave often go deep into debt to make ends meet.

Who are precarious workers, and what unites them?

The general strike was once a powerful tactic for labor. Can it be revived?

Blogs

The Electronics Watch coalition has a plan: harness consumer power to hold tech giants accountable.

October 22, 2014

Both unemployment and underemployment could be alleviated through a little-known federal subsidy program.

October 20, 2014

In protests around the country on Thursday, Walmart workers presented a simple demand: full-time work at $15 an hour.

October 17, 2014

Why opposing a wage increase while simultaneously bashing government assistance isn’t just callous—it’s also dumb policy.

October 16, 2014

Flexible scheduling is creating an on-call nightmare for working people.

October 15, 2014

This is not a time to panic. It is a time to get things right.

October 12, 2014

Some airport workers have not been trained on handling exposures which could put them at risk of Ebola, hepatitis B and HIV infection.

October 12, 2014

Amazon’s relentless cost-cutting hits workers hardest.

October 10, 2014

Millennial icon Lena Dunham’s relationship to unpaid labour is explored, contextualized and reframed by youth activists and media workers.

October 9, 2014

Talking directly about economic fairness will increase Democratic turnout, the labor leader says.

October 7, 2014