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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.

John Edwards is meticulously laying the groundwork to become the candidate of organized labor, insisting prosperity can expand only if unionization expands.

The government is about to declare virtual disarmament against the lawbreakers.

A labor organizer was beaten to death after exposing exploitative labor practices in the United States and Mexico.

Passing progressive immigration legislation this year is a moral imperative. History is in our hands.

Why does Hollywood render unions and the working class invisible?

Immigration reform should be shaped by progressive values that prize the dignity of all workers.

Blogs

The fatal fire at a Philippines shoe factory exposes the ills of global free trade.

May 26, 2015

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