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AmeriCorps worker

And they earn so little that missing a paycheck means a lot.

Richard Trumka

At its LA convention, organized labor vowed to reinvigorate organizing and strengthen progressive alliances. And not a moment too soon.

Models

Defying stereotypes, the Model Alliance gets serious about organizing—and writes its own law to protect the most vulnerable models: children and young teens.

Bill de Blasio

The New York City mayoral candidate talks labor issues, climate change, the NYPD and the legacy of A-Rod.

unemployment line

How corporate America used the Great Recession to turn good jobs into bad ones. 

The country's largest employer tried to compare the wages of their long-term employees to the stipends of Nation interns. The Daily Beast bought their spin.

CTU Protest

Showdowns in Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City and beyond have turned out parents and teachers in droves—and revealed how out of touch education reformers really are.

Walmart protest

In the wake of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza disaster, consumers are showing new interest in brands that do right by their workers.

Adjunct

Low-paid adjunct faculty, who are mostly female, have started unionizing for better pay—and winning.

Blogs

During today’s historic strike, fast-food workers will walk off the job in over 100 cities. 

December 5, 2013

Writer Zeynep Ton argues workers who are paid fairly and treated respectfully are more productive and innovative.

December 4, 2013

Workers are demanding $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation.

December 4, 2013

By handing power to GOP governor’s “emergency manager,” judge threatens retirees, risks a “fire sale” of assets and thwarts the will of the people.

December 3, 2013

This Black Friday, protesters across the country turned out in opposition to Walmart’s poor treatment of workers.

November 29, 2013

Turkey producers lobbied to help block regulations that would have prevented dangerous child labor. 

November 27, 2013

Check out the twelve big-box retailers who are staying open for longer hours this holiday. 

November 27, 2013

Protesters will demand more working hours, higher wages and an end to punitive actions against Walmart workers.

November 27, 2013

A former chief lobbyist for Walmart is helping to lead a smear campaign against labor and community activists. 

November 26, 2013

Society gives women little room to make mistakes, but their aversion to risk taking may pay off for companies’ bottom lines.

November 26, 2013