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Immigrant workers

Soon we’ll all be stuck with the unjust working conditions that immigrants face: contingent jobs, with lousy pay and few or no benefits.

As minimum wage battles flare around the country, the nation’s capital leads the way with a significant increase.

A policeman in Beijing

Hard-hitting New York Times coverage has been journalism at its best—although the Chinese authorities apparently don't agree.

The late organizer helped pave a progressive path forward for New York and elsewhere.

Amazon warehouse

My life as a temp in California’s Inland Empire, the belly of the online shopping beast.

Airport workers

Passenger service workers earn significantly lower wages than the largely unionized airline employees with whom they work. Now they’re organizing to change that.

Walmart shopping cart

A landmark ruling by the National Labor Relations Board says Walmart unlawfully harassed and fired employees for protesting.

Kalpona Akter

Surging union growth and militancy is due to courageous leaders like Kalpona Akter: child laborer at 12, union president at 15, she’s now head of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity.

Children spinning

The country must find the political will to end this national disgrace.

Blogs

Nearly thirty Amazon technicians held the first unionization vote in the company’s history.

January 16, 2014

It’s far past time that we make this necessary and common sense change. 

January 15, 2014

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would grow the U.S. economy by about $22 billion and create 85,000 new jobs.

January 14, 2014

A new movement known as Wages for Facebook says yes. 

January 14, 2014

Putting a harder cap on overtime would create more jobs and give exhausted workers more time to take care of their home lives. 

January 13, 2014

California Democrat who is retiring after forty years has been as steadfast as Ted Kennedy on fighting for a just society.

January 13, 2014

While feigning outrage at worker abuse in Bangladesh, the US government has been quietly supporting the same sweatshop factories used by Walmart and The Gap.

January 7, 2014

The mining industry isn’t the only one with major workplace safety regulation issues. 

January 7, 2014

So far, 2014 has been a year of states doing as they please.

January 6, 2014

This key congressman would offset restoring benefit cuts for veterans by undermining the USPS, a top employer of vets.

January 4, 2014