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Poultry worker

The USDA proposes to increase line speed in poultry plants, but the debate is only about food safety. What about the workers?

It seems China’s labor practices are now to be admired rather than scorned, lest the American economy decline further in the new world order.

Workers in a garment factory

Anti-sweatshop activists are embracing Alta Gracia, a company that is going head-to-head with brands like Nike to sell socially responsible clothing on college campuses.

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.

Blogs

Workers die because those in power look the other way.

April 29, 2015

Will the Labor Department's much-delayed new rules for the H2-B visa program strengthen protections for immigrant workers?

April 3, 2015

This week’s Supreme Court ruling is one step toward protecting pregnant workers from the whims of their employers.

March 27, 2015

Writing “Race Together” on a coffee cup is not a solution to institutional racism—but it is a burden on an already underpaid workforce.

March 18, 2015

A climate of impunity for employers, coupled with the threat of deportation, is forcing undocumented workers to bear the costs of injury and abuse.

March 17, 2015

The LWC counters that their tactics have involved creative direct action, not conspiracy or extortion.

March 13, 2015

Some solutions might help mothers on an individual level while increasing systemic problems.

March 13, 2015

A new report reveals the gradual erosion of employer liability requirements that have left workers alone to shoulder the costs of workplace injury.

March 9, 2015

These guestworkers were vindicated this week when the contractor who arranged their captivity was slapped with a $14 million guilty verdict. 

February 20, 2015

Domestic workers are demanding an end to slavery-like conditions in the homes of the Hong Kong rich.

February 11, 2015