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The city has backed away from its longstanding commitment to avoid procuring city workers' garments from offshore sweatshops.

The Gap has been caught selling garments made by child slaves in India. It's enough to make you vomit all over your new denim jacket.

The life and legacy of a fiery New York teachers' advocate gets caught in the crossfire of a changing liberal landscape.

President Bush's neglect of government-sponsored childcare programs has a steep price. Children are paying.

Americans spend more time on the job than workers in any other country. Isn't it time presumably labor-friendly Democrats did something about it?

To save the domestic auto industry, the UAW may end up killing itself.

Worried about toxic toys from China? Worry, too, about Chinese workers exposed to the poisons.

As the gap widens between rich and poor, millions of black workers are challenging African National Congress rule. How did a victory against apartheid turn into class war?

The issues at stake, especially GM's drive to shift the burden of healthcare, will affect workers throughout the industrialized economy--to say nothing of Campaign '08.

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Black women have been labor movement faithfuls and today scramble to be unionized. So why aren’t there more in labor leadership?

May 1, 2015

What looks like a night of “chaos” in Baltimore was just one freeze-frame in a long arc of urban crisis.

May 1, 2015

Workers die because those in power look the other way.

April 29, 2015

In a lengthy call with reporters, Obama pushed back hard on liberal criticisms of his trade bill.

April 24, 2015

The low wages the government pays its army of contract workers is exacerbating precarity in the labor force as a whole.

April 22, 2015

This is the time to break with Obama, and her own past, by siding with labor, environmentalists, human rights activists.

April 17, 2015

The widespread protests Wednesday offered a critical test for politicians on whether to support the growing low-wage-worker movement.

April 16, 2015

Yesterday’s strikers ranged from retail and fast food workers to adjuncts and caregivers—all those ousted from the 1 percent economy.

April 16, 2015

But more often than not, states are preventing workers from securing unemployment benefits.

April 14, 2015

More education helps an individual woman earn better, but it doesn’t erase the gender wage gap.

April 14, 2015