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Jobs news and analysis from The Nation
September 23, 2015
In America, You Can Work Hard, Play By the Rules, and Still Get Screwed
According to Barbara Ehrenreich, being steadily employed ain’t what it used to be.
James M. Larkin
September 22, 2015
Union Busting Was a Bust for Scott Walker’s Presidential Run
The failed candidate’s core message did not resonate, and he had nothing else to offer.
September 11, 2015
Yes, Your T-Shirt Was ‘Made in LA’—and the Worker Got 4 Cents For It
Why the sorry state of Los Angeles garment manufacturing should put serious attention on sweatshops—here in the US and across the world.
September 9, 2015
Tennessee Higher Education Talks Big, Acts Cheap
Statewide austerity measures leave campus workers doing more work for less pay.
September 7, 2015
September 7, 1979: Chrysler Asks the US Government for a Bailout
“The lesson is that the failure of U.S. industry derives from the failure of corporate-government policies that equate the interests of the American citizen with political and economic control by large corporations.”
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September 1, 2015
Memo to Fed: Don’t Raise Interest Rates
The Fed needs to stop worrying about stemming inflation that doesn’t exist and keep the focus on the jobs we need.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
August 31, 2015
The Trailer for ‘Concussion’ Should Give Roger Goodell Night Sweats
The forthcoming film
, starring Will Smith, is coming for the NFL.
August 27, 2015
What Amazon Didn’t Understand About Overwork
Whatever doesn’t kill you, makes you… slower.
August 26, 2015
Longer Hours, More Stress, No Extra Pay: It’s Not Just Amazon, It’s the Modern Workplace
It may look like more and more workers are workaholics. In fact, they are just powerless.
August 25, 2015
You Can Wipe Out Coal, but You Can’t Bring the Mountains Back
The coal industry in West Virginia is collapsing, leaving uncertainty and a drastically altered skyline in its wake.