Labor

The Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University, 1965.

The Education Factory The Education Factory

By looking at the labor history of academia, you can see the roots of a crisis in higher education that has been decades in the making.

Apr 22, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Erik Baker

Shawn Fain testifying before Congress on March 14, 2024.

“Nation” Interview: Shawn Fain on Volkswagen and the UAW's Southern Strategy “Nation” Interview: Shawn Fain on Volkswagen and the UAW's Southern Strategy

“These companies are more profitable than the Big Three ever dreamed of being, and the workers are paid even less.”

Apr 18, 2024 / Q&A / John Nichols

US Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito.

Samuel Alito Can’t Tell the Difference Between Sex Discrimination and Peanut Butter Samuel Alito Can’t Tell the Difference Between Sex Discrimination and Peanut Butter

A unanimous Supreme Court ruling on sex discrimination hides serious ideological differences, beginning with Alito’s long-standing hostility to women’s rights.

Apr 18, 2024 / Elie Mystal

Onesies hang on a clothesline in front of Capitol Hill, reading

The EEOC Has Released New, Much-Needed Protections for Pregnant Workers The EEOC Has Released New, Much-Needed Protections for Pregnant Workers

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act obligates employers to enable pregnant people to work safely and to grant them unpaid but job-protected leave for pregnancy-related absences.

Apr 15, 2024 / Bryce Covert

Trump Carrier Factory

Republicans Are No Friends to Working People Republicans Are No Friends to Working People

If you work for a living, or if you know and love people who do, there’s a lot on the line in this year’s election.

Apr 12, 2024 / Rebecca Gordon

Elon Musk profile in silhouette

Elon Musk Wants to Gut the National Labor Relations Act Elon Musk Wants to Gut the National Labor Relations Act

Elon Musk is challenging the New Deal legislation that established the National Labor Relations Board. Experts warn that this is “a serious threat.”

Apr 9, 2024 / Comment / John Nichols

The Toxic Culture at Tesla

The Toxic Culture at Tesla The Toxic Culture at Tesla

The factory floors at America’s top seller of electric vehicles are rife with racial harassment, sexual abuse, and injuries on the job.

Apr 9, 2024 / Feature / Bryce Covert

Hyundai workers on an assembly line at a plent in Montgomery, Alabama.

Can the UAW Finally Organize the South? Can the UAW Finally Organize the South?

Postwar failure to organize the South entrenched racism and corporate greed. Now there’s a chance to course-correct.

Apr 9, 2024 / Editorial / D.D. Guttenplan

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators call for a cease-fire in Gaza during a protest as part of the “People's White House Ceasefire Now Iftar” outside the White House on April 2, 2024, in Washington, DC.

What It Takes to Break Joe Biden’s Zionist Bubble What It Takes to Break Joe Biden’s Zionist Bubble

The president’s rigid ideological commitment has led him to shut out government dissenters—and his own voters.

Apr 5, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Hotel workers with Unite Here Local 11 march through downtown LA on October 25, 2023.

LA’s Forgotten Strike LA’s Forgotten Strike

Hotel workers have been demanding fair wages and benefits for months—and owners are starting to cave.

Mar 29, 2024 / Column / Sasha Abramsky

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