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Low-wage workers news and analysis from The Nation
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The Latest Predatory Banking Practice You Haven’t Heard About: Auto Loans
The subprime auto-loan industry is now worth about $26 billion.
August 15, 2017
Could a Universal Basic Income Work in the US?
The idea is simple: The government gives out enough money for people to live on—and they give it to everyone.
July 31, 2017
500 Workers Staffing Facebook’s Cafeteria Just Voted to Unionize
Their victory builds on a movement to uplift rank-and-file workers on the margins of the tech boom.
July 27, 2017
Do You Drink Milk? Read This.
Over 60 New York dairy workers have been killed on the job just since 2006.
July 18, 2017
A Plan to Make Flying Less Awful
How would airports change if the workers who made them run earned a living wage?
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July 13, 2017
Walmart’s Sick Scheduling Policies
A new survey alleges that the mega-retailer punishes workers for medical absences.
July 7, 2017
In Israel, a New Tide of Labor Activism Is Fighting Inequality
But it’s up against the country’s powerful right-wing politics and institutional racism against Palestinians.
June 30, 2017
No, Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Is Not Hurting Workers
Contrary to what one unrepresentative study found, the city’s workers are actually benefiting from the wage hike.
June 22, 2017
Why Are America’s Suburbs Becoming Poorer?
Contrary to popular perception, it’s not just because poor people are moving out of the cities.
May 31, 2017
Your Phone May Have Been Built by an Intern
Factories in China are using cheap intern labor to staff production lines for companies like Foxconn and Honda.