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Tar from the tobacco leaves stains the hands of young workers.

Young farm workers are falling ill from “green tobacco sickness” while the industry denies it and government lets it happen.

Michael Steele with a wild turkey he shot in 2012

Under pressure, the Obama administration withdrew rules barring young laborers from dangerous work—a decision with grave consequences for several families.

Handcuffed

People like Luis Rivera are being locked out of the formal workforce forever thanks to one youthful mistake.

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The devaluation of “content” is bad for readers and for democracy.

Bill de Blasio at a rally

The mayoral hopeful is one of the most high-profile politicians to come out in support of the growing movement for low-wage workers’ rights.

CIW protest outside Wendy's

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers protests the fast-food company’s refusal to sign on to its fair labor initiative.

Ruins at Rana Plaza

Months after the Rana Plaza factory disaster, victims’ families have received little to no compensation.

Protest to raise the minimum wage

If Republicans are playing hardball, Democrats should too.

Baker

A long-term plan to renovate the American dream begins at the local level and scales up.

By refusing to treat Marx as our contemporary, Jonathan Sperber has brought him back to life.

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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

While Bangladesh prosecutes culprits of the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster, victims’ families and other factory workers continue to suffer at the bottom of the industrial production chain.

June 3, 2015