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The traditional labor movement is hitting roadblocks trying to organize farmworkers. But campaigns that push the bounds of union organizing are finding success, on and off the farm.

The explosive diplomatic cables prove what many Haitians already knew about US and UN meddling in the country.

Funeral Procession for Triangle Fire Victims

After 100 years, the tragedy still inspires outrage and grief. Why does it have a hold on us?

A father councils his son to find work he's passionate about, after losing his own job as a in a bank buyout.

Christopher Hayes asks Ken Ward Jr, renowned reporter for the Charleston Gazette, whether this grave incident could be the catalyst for mine safety reform and regulator empowerment.

The treatment of workers at Burger King stands in stark contrast to the extravagant bonuses awarded to Goldman Sach's bailed-out bankers.

President Bush's neglect of government-sponsored childcare programs has a steep price. Children are paying.

Worried about toxic toys from China? Worry, too, about Chinese workers exposed to the poisons.

A scourge of health problems has nail salon workers wondering about the industry's safety standards.

Guilt-ridden mothers send ailing kids to school or daycare for fear of losing their jobs. Isn't it time for paid family leave?

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Marriott made $626 million last year—but that doesn’t mean that if you don’t tip your hotel housekeeper, she’ll see any more of those profits.

September 24, 2014

A recent investigation of an Apple supplier factory by China Labor Watch and Green America found numerous serious health, safety and human rights violations.

September 9, 2014

A new law in Illinois is set to modernize the way bosses deal with pregnant employees.

August 27, 2014

There is real tension between the company’s soaring profits and the baristas’ daily grind.

August 18, 2014

Chinese labor activist Han Dongfang thinks that democracy begins in the workplace.

August 11, 2014

Black workers at Thurgood Marshall Airport are concentrated in the lowest-paying and lowest-status jobs, earning as little as $8.50 per hour. 

August 8, 2014

The massive explosion at a subcontracted auto parts supplier was preceded by a slew of blatant safety lapses.

August 6, 2014

“It’s sad that when you work in a restaurant, most of the servers are starving.”

July 30, 2014

A new bill could ease the tightrope that many low-wage workers walk.

July 25, 2014

Migrant workers subject to the kafala system have little recourse against exploitation and abuse.

July 23, 2014