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February 3, 2016
The Two-Tier Employment System You Haven’t Heard Of
Migrants on guestworker visas are constrained by the border on one side and their boss on the other.
January 27, 2016
Sneakers, Through the Looking Glass
The comedian Kevin Hart’s new signature Nike shoes represent a complicated mixture of pride and injury.
January 25, 2016
The Work-Life Balance Goes to Court
Workers like those involved in two new lawsuits against Walmart shouldn’t have to choose between satisfying supervisors and caring for their families.
January 22, 2016
The Hospitality Industry’s Two-Tier Workforce
At one hotel, two groups of housekeepers can do the same work but get very different pay.
January 13, 2016
Obama’s Last State of the Union: Wonderful Rhetoric, Messy Realities
He hit all the right notes, but wouldn’t it have been wonderful if he could have used the past tense to describe the crisis of inequality?
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January 8, 2016
Were 180 Workers Fired Over Prayer Breaks?
At a Cargill plant in Colorado, religious liberty has come up against the hard requirements of profitability.
January 7, 2016
What the Pathetic Case Against Rentboy.com Says About Sex Work
Without victims or allegations of trafficking or coercion, the case against Rentboy is particularly weak. It’s also drawn new groups into the movement to decriminalize sex work.
January 4, 2016
Michael Moore Has a Plan to Make America Great Again
A necessary antidote to buffoonery and cynicism.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
December 29, 2015
Who’s Fighting the Mental-Health Crisis on Campus? Unions.
Grant Mao wanted to get back on track. Yale wanted to get rid of him.
December 28, 2015
Adjuncts at Loyola University Chicago Want a Union. Will the Jesuit University Respect Their Demands?
Over the past 10 years, the proportion of adjunct and contingent faculty at Loyola has tripled—as tuition has ballooned.