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By pouring money into politics, pesticide companies have beat back attempts to protect the public.

VW

German corporations are far more respectful of worker rights—and may have more influence on future US developments than our politicians realize.

Nanette Lepore

At Nanette Lepore’s studio, that Fashion Week magic starts with the actual work of patternmaking, cutting and sewing.

Rhiannon Broschat

All over the country, parents are losing jobs because of conflicting orders: public health officials instructing parents to keep kids home, and bosses threatening to fire workers who don’t come in. 

Minimum wage protestor

Paul claims that increasing the minimum wage leads to higher unemployment; actual economists disagree.

Since 2005, Amazon has helped create one of the most exploited workforces no one has ever seen.

Newark airport

Thanks to a muddled response from the bi-state agency, subcontracted workers at LaGuardia and JFK airports will receive raises, but those at Newark will not. 

de Blasio inauguration

Suddenly local fashion is all the rage. But can the garment trades once again bring good jobs to New York City?

Preventing further sexual and economic violence will require a more equitable distribution of resources within the country and the hemisphere.

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The overworked and underpaid American workforce has something to celebrate.

July 2, 2015

Massachusetts’s disability and senior care workers just got a major pay raise.

June 29, 2015

Taxi drivers in the sharing economy are fighting to make inroads against labor exploitation.

June 26, 2015

When the green hype overpowers industrial safety, workers pay the price.

June 24, 2015

The New York State Labor Department’s fast food Wage Board this week showed why a pay raise can’t come soon enough for fast food workers.

June 17, 2015

Can web publishing’s freewheeling structure shake up received wisdom about wielding collective labor power?

June 16, 2015

The defeat of Obama’s trade deal may be the beginning of the end of the imperial presidency—and the start of a major comeback for the left.

June 15, 2015

Obama’s usual allies recognized that America needs fair trade, not free trade. 

June 12, 2015

This movement has made raising wages a big issue for 2016.

June 10, 2015

Amid revelations about threats posed by secret trade deals, a broad coalition tells Congress to just say "no."

June 3, 2015