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Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Under the leadership of Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the Walmart Foundation used generous gifts to grease the way for store expansions.

Union protest

American unions are in deep trouble. What’s the way out?

It’s time to tie worker rights to “Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall.”

“Money Out, Voting In” should become labor’s mantra.

Let’s stop waiting for the government to tell us who can organize.

Labor protest

Immigration reform can be labor’s game-changer.

To survive, unions need to be better neighbors.

United We Bargain, Divided We Beg

Establishing lower pay for new hires, these agreements have undermined union solidarity by opening a gulf between generations.

Starbucks employee

CEO Howard Schultz doesn’t like unions. But he’s happy to coerce his low-paid workers into joining a phony austerity campaign.

Blogs

Nation author Moshe Z. Marvit has been awarded this month’s Sidney Award for casting “a light on a previously obscure, but profoundly exploited class of workers.”

March 12, 2014

Included among the hundreds of chemicals used in electronics manufacturing in China are known carcinogens and reproductive toxins.

March 12, 2014

Students at the University of North Carolina want to ensure workers who make UNC apparel operate under safe conditions.

March 11, 2014

Change won’t come to America’s broken immigration system from policymakers. It will come from organizers.

March 10, 2014

Cadillac thinks we get more glory—and stuff—by working so hard. Research says the opposite.

March 7, 2014

The White House’s “2014 Trade Policy Agenda” rehashes failed ideas that harm rather than help economic renewal.

March 5, 2014

We can’t change the workplace by asking women to lean out. We have to start with men.

February 26, 2014

The New Jersey governor says he might take ‘extreme measures.’

February 26, 2014

The migration of highly skilled workers can pay dividends for immigrants and their employers, but it produces losers as well.

February 26, 2014

Lax safety standards prevent OSHA from investigating the majority of oil-field accidents.

February 25, 2014