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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.

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.

Models

Defying stereotypes, the Model Alliance gets serious about organizing—and writes its own law to protect the most vulnerable models: children and young teens.

The Obamas

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

Women day laborers wait for cleaning jobs in Brooklyn, New York

Day laborers who clean for ultra-Orthodox Jewish households are learning about their rights.

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.

Walmart protest

The new labor campaign against the retail giant faces daunting odds, and the stakes are high: most of us live in the Walmart economy.

Blogs

Could China’s justice system be morphing from an instrument of the authoritarian state into a contested political terrain?

April 16, 2014

Bangladesh’s factories remain not only unsafe places to work but also unsafe places for workers to speak up for their rights.

April 4, 2014

On Tuesday, April 1, call Apple to demand the company protect its workers from dangerous chemicals. 

April 1, 2014

Can the Bangladesh Accord provide a template for globalized corporate accountability?

March 28, 2014

Protecting workers from injury is one thing; empowering them to resist oppression is quite another.

March 26, 2014

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

March 12, 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

A Tennessee union vote could reshape American manufacturing.

February 13, 2014

Fusion and the Nation I-Fund report on the thousands of child farmworkers laboring in American tobacco fields. 

February 5, 2014