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Almost entirely under the media radar, unemployed workers here are taking over bankrupt businesses and reopening them under democratic management.

SEIU President Andy Stern heads one of the strongest unions in the country. Why is he so cozy with corporations?

Michael Moore's healtcare documentary is less partisan, less outrageous--but more real--than anything he's done before.

Alarmist predictions of a talent shortage of high-tech workers are driving the race to the bottom.

Guilt-ridden mothers send ailing kids to school or daycare for fear of losing their jobs. Isn't it time for paid family leave?

The educational odysseys of Hunter College's foreign-born graduates disprove the lies spread by anti-immigrant politicians.

The US guest-worker program has locked thousands in a modern-day form of indentured servitude.

Will a donation from Nike deflect Stanford's efforts to curb sweatshop labor in the making of its sports regalia?

The American labor movement must guard the interests of those it represents--even if it makes people in power uncomfortable.

How do the Chinese make such cheap TVs? By silencing, arresting and sometimes torturing labor rights activists.

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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

Wells Fargo workers are protesting the bank’s predatory practices.

April 13, 2015

Workers’ willingness to take direct action could stem from a recognition that the golden era of Chinese manufacturing is on the wane.

April 9, 2015

A challenge to Rahm Emanuel and corporate Democrats sows the seeds of a new urban populism.

April 8, 2015

A radical re-evaluation of caregiving work—proposed in The Nation in 1926—is still potent today.

April 7, 2015

Will the Labor Department's much-delayed new rules for the H2-B visa program strengthen protections for immigrant workers?

April 3, 2015