Quantcast

Nation Topics - Labor | The Nation

Topic Page

Articles

News and Features

Area janitors are fighting back against instances of unpaid overtime wages, denial of breaks and retaliation against union organizers.

The Obamas

As fashion's first couple, the Obamas can take a leading role in making sure US companies comply with global standards.

From student walkouts in Philly and Chicago to union organizing and MOOCs in California, here are the latest reports by our student activist/writers.

Make the Road New York

From stopping wage theft to organizing carwasheros, victories have come from meeting workers where they live.

Chicago teachers

CORE’s victory is a boost to social movement unionism—and a model for other unions around the country.

Martin Heinrich

One of the youngest and poorest senators, Martin Heinrich rose to the top as a supporter of labor and environmental issues.

Worker at the Bangladesh factory collapse

The executive director of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity talks to Pramila Jayapal about how American consumers can pressure US corporations to protect workers abroad.

Chicago workers strike

Demanding a living wage of $15 per hour, employees at Macy’s, Subway, McDonald’s, Victoria’s Secret and more have walked off the job.

Fast Food Forward

From the Bronx to Brooklyn, workers at car washes and fast food joints are finding ways to fight for their rights.

As images of wealth abound, the struggles of ordinary workers have become invisible.

Blogs

The world’s best president could roll back every last anti-organizing law and set organizers on a mission to sign up every last employed American. Still, the standing pool of desperate unemployed would drain worker power away. Robert Pollin has a proposal.

July 30, 2012

While Romney toured Poland, the current leaders of the historic union denounced his “support for the attacks against trade unions and labor rights.”

July 30, 2012

Urge New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to pass paid sick day legislation. It’s common sense, smart and humane policy.

July 24, 2012

This vulnerable group could be left high and dry just when they should be trying to save for retirement.

July 23, 2012

Corporations with plenty of money to spare could afford to pay workers more—they just won’t. 

July 19, 2012

With the formal shift of control of the Wisconsin state Senate to Democratic control, America’s leading anti-labor governor can no longer govern at whim.

July 18, 2012

Tom Morello marks Guthrie’s 100th by restoring the left-wing verses of his most famous song.

July 13, 2012

Alice McAfee, a janitor for thirty years in Houston, talks about her work and the latest developments in the citywide strike.

July 13, 2012

Bernie Sanders is right: The US Olympic Committee's decision to have uniforms manufactured outside the United States is “symbolic of a disastrous trade policy.”

July 12, 2012

The economy has settled into a slow growth pattern after some strong gains earlier this year, and a true recovery remains elusive. 

July 6, 2012