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CLARIFICATION: A sidebar to Debbie Nathan's February 21 "Sweating Out the Words," about The New Yorker's literary contest and the publishing and informatics industries (converting information to digital form), mentioned a company, netLibrary, and suggested that workers involved in hours' worth of work in its sites in China, India and the Philippines were "ruining their wrists and eyes in the process." netLibrary tells us that it requires letters of attestation and proof of working conditions from vendors it works with, requiring standards applicable in the United States. Neither Nathan nor The Nation visited netLibrary's vendor sites. Further, The Nation has no specific knowledge of poor conditions or injury to any of netLibrary's workers.

Marking the fourth year of president John Sweeney's tenure, the 13-million-member AFL-CIO had much to celebrate at its biennial convention in Los Angeles in mid-October.

Anyone who has led a discussion on the economy or trade or globalization
in this country has faced the question, Should I buy American? Sounds
simple enough.

The bucolic, palm-studded campus of Stanford bears no resemblance to the old and gritty auto workers' summer camp at Port Huron, Michigan, where SDS was formed in 1962.

Deep in the pages of the biweekly Chronicle of Philanthropy lies the "New Grants" section.

On January 11 Joseph Ha, a Nike vice president, sent what he thought was a confidential letter to Cu Thi Hau, Vietnam's highest-ranking labor official.

The drinks were pouring, the flesh was pressing and a "dream team" of brassy, bluesy, soul and salsa players out to affiliate San Antonio's Tejano bands with the American Federation of Musicians

The election of new AFL-CIO leaders more than three years ago ushered in an era of

glasnost
.

Ron Carey looked like a tired stereotype: the disgraced labor boss on the witness stand, with dark bags beneath his eyes, denying accusations of wrongdoing in a made-in-Queens accent.

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A new report suggests the White House could bypass Congress to improve working conditions at workplaces linked to federal programs.

June 20, 2014

The New Jersey’s governor’s plan to run on his record of working across the aisle isn’t looking too good.

June 19, 2014

Protests by union members, environmentalists, and others are growing.

June 13, 2014

And interview with Journalist Sheila Bapat on how domestic workers—mostly immigrant women and women of color—are winning labor protections nationwide.

June 12, 2014

After losing her seasonal position, guestworker Maria Guzman decided to stand up to her former employer.

June 12, 2014

Whatever you think of Sheryl Sandberg, her book Lean In achieved one very important objective: it exposed the deep class divide within American feminism.

June 11, 2014

Unions representing hundreds of thousands of workers go to court against the governor.

June 10, 2014

Should America be looking to Seattle for solutions to its broken economic system?

June 9, 2014

Fixing the regulatory regime for outsourcing requires both new modes enforcement and reforms that target corporations’ systematic evasion tactics.

June 6, 2014