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July 27, 2015
Zero Waste Remains a Dirty Business
New York and Los Angeles are reforming their waste-management systems, but there’s still a ways to go to clean up the sanitation industry’s labor standards.
July 13, 2015
Scott Walker Campaigns Against Unions, Wages, and Weekends
On the eve of his presidential announcement, the governor signed an anti-worker budget. Now he wants to do to America what he did to Wisconsin.
July 13, 2015
What’s Next for the Domestic Workers Movement?
Five years after passing a breakthrough bill of rights, activists are building power and sharpening their legislative strategy.
Andrea Cristina Mercado
July 10, 2015
Jeb Bush Wants You to Work Longer Hours
His vision for the economy is out of step with reality: The US lacks good jobs, not productive workers.
June 29, 2015
Shouldn’t Home Care Workers Earn a Living Wage?
Massachusetts’s disability and senior care workers just got a major pay raise.
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February 26, 2015
Where the Leadership of Black Women Can Take Us
No economic opportunity agenda for women can be complete without Black women’s needs, experiences and dreams at the forefront.
February 13, 2015
How Do You Organize Workers Who Live and Sleep in Their Bosses’ Homes?
Hong Kong’s domestic workers face an uphill struggle to secure their basic rights against exploitation and abuse.
January 16, 2015
Judge Rules That Home Care Workers Are Really Just ‘Companions’
These workers have grueling jobs—but they’re still not eligible for minimum wages or overtime pay.
December 26, 2014
Homecare Worker Protections Thwarted in Court
Just before Christmas, a federal judge stuck down minimum wage and overtime protections for millions of homecare workers.