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Low-wage workers news and analysis from The Nation
December 7, 2017
Stopping Sexual Abuse on the Job Begins With Empowering Workers
Across the world, workers are unionizing to hold corporations accountable for sexual harassment and assault in the workplace.
November 14, 2017
Republican Tax Bills Would Be Paradise for Plutocrats
Americans may have voted to “drain the swamp” in 2016, but neither the Trump administration nor the Republican-led Congress got the message.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
November 9, 2017
How Temporary Work Visas Hurt Migrant Women
By linking the ability to be in this country with obedience to an employer, temporary visas put women migrants in a bind.
November 8, 2017
Democracy Needs a Reboot for the Age of Artificial Intelligence
A revolution in machine learning will transform society. We can’t let tech companies use it to usurp power.
November 7, 2017
A Chicken-Nugget Theory of Capitalism
One breaded snack can tell us so much.
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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.