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Low-wage workers news and analysis from The Nation
April 10, 2018
Why Democrats Should Fight for the Right to a Good Job
With inequality reaching new heights, the idea of a government-guaranteed living wage is gaining steam among progressives.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
March 20, 2018
This Is the Most Dangerous Time in Decades to Be an American Living in Poverty
Republicans have launched a “breathtaking” assault on a range of safety-net programs—from health care to housing to legal aid.
March 14, 2018
Are Disney Workers Having a Hard Time Making Ends Meet?
At Disney’s resorts in Florida and California, workers are fighting for better pay and working conditions.
February 16, 2018
Austin Just Brought Paid Sick Leave to the South
Thanks to a savvy, progressive coalition, Austinites will no longer have to work through heart attacks, flus, and stomach bugs.
February 9, 2018
Trump’s Labor Board Is Making it Even More Difficult to Unionize Fast-Food Workers
Upending Obama-era precedent, the NLRB is threatening the ability of workers at franchise restaurants to organize.
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February 5, 2018
Millennials Are Keeping Unions Alive
Jobs are precarious, health-care costs are skyrocketing, and wages aren’t keeping up with the cost of living—no wonder young people are organizing.
January 19, 2018
Home-Care Workers Clocking 24-Hour Shifts Are Being Paid for Only 13 Hours
A New York State rule is standing in the way of home-care workers’ earning their rightful pay, and care recipients’ getting the attention they deserve.
January 12, 2018
How to End the Silence Around Sexual-Harassment Settlements
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, lawmakers are floating bills to ban confidentiality in workplace sexual harassment settlements. But advocates are divided over whether that would benefit all victims.
January 9, 2018
A Labor Battle at… Disney World?
Unionized workers across Disney’s Orlando properties are fighting for a living wage and a permanent place in the community.
January 2, 2018
Was Your Smartphone Built in a Sweatshop?
An investigation of two Samsung factories in Vietnam shows the darker side of the global tech supply chain.