Michelle Chen is a contributing writer for The Nation. She is also a contributing editor at Dissent magazine, a contributing writer at In These Times, and a co-producer of Asia Pacific Forum podcast and Dissent’s Belabored podcast. She studied history at the City University of New York Graduate Center.
A new study exposes the hidden consequences of government contracting for workers and communities
The European Union’s new plan for restricting conflict materials in global trade starts with good intentions, but basically ends there.
On-call work schedules force part-time laborers to work erratic shifts for little pay, raising the question, “Is it even worth it?”
Preventing further sexual and economic violence will require a more equitable distribution of resources within the country and the hemisphere.
A crisis of gender-based violence is festering–and foreign aid efforts are still failing to protect women from harm.
It’s not just Newt Gingrich’s crazy idea. Right-wing legislators are busy chipping away at restrictions on youth employment.
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.