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Low-wage workers news and analysis from The Nation
October 17, 2017
Have You Ever Had to Work When You Were Sick?
Then you know how damaging it can be, to both your physical and mental health.
September 28, 2017
How Would ‘Medicare for All’ Help Health-Care Workers?
Without robust worker protections built in to single-payer legislation, health-care workers will continue to be undervalued.
September 1, 2017
The Rollback of Pro-Worker Policies Since Trump Took Office Is Staggering
This Labor Day, don’t listen to his empty promises to protect working people.
August 18, 2017
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.
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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?
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.