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Baltimore housing

The cumulative effects of years of deindustrialization, weakened unions and soaring inequality have fundamentally reordered the country.

When only US wages can support families in the Global South, parents and children divide to survive.

Right-wing operatives with links to big retailers going after worker centers like the Restaurant Opportunities Center.

Walmart

Taxpayers are basically moneylenders to a government that is far more interested in subsidizing business than in caring for their workers.

Jobs fair

The federal government can easily afford a job guarantee program, becoming our employer of last resort.

Construction

We can, and must, create common ground between the labor and climate movements.

Wendy Kopp

Even the organization’s own recruits are uncomfortable with its explosive growth.

Garment worker

Despite some laudatory local and state efforts, taxpayer dollars are still being used to purchase clothes made in sweatshops.

Inside the movement that’s pushing to make a living wage a reality in Seattle.

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