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Low-wage workers news and analysis from The Nation
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.
May 23, 2017
Is Banning Child Labor Really That Controversial?
Child labor can’t be outlawed by fiat—it needs to be defeated by economic empowerment for whole communities.
May 19, 2017
It’s Time for the Government to Give Everyone a Job
A new plan from CAP is a promising first step.
May 16, 2017
The Workers Who Answer Your Customer-Service Calls
The worsening conditions at offshore call centers has become a central part of AT&T workers’ fight for workplace justice.
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May 1, 2017
The Day Without Immigrant Workers Has Begun
Immigrant workers and fast-food workers across the country are saying no to exploitation in their workplaces and Trump’s attacks from the White House.
April 26, 2017
The People Have Spoken: They Want More Government
So let’s give it to them, by building a high-wage economy that protects workers, not banks and corporations.
April 24, 2017
Trump’s Attacks on Immigrants Are a Gift for Bad Bosses
Protecting the rights of the most vulnerable workers is about to get significantly harder—and that’s bad for all workers.
April 19, 2017
Donald Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Initiative Is a Lie
His executive order is full of loopholes designed to protect Wall Street and multinational corporations—at the expense of American workers.
April 13, 2017
Silicon Valley Sweatshops
How a visa program is keeping immigrant workers poorly paid and tied to their employers.