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Working Conditions news and analysis from The Nation
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 15, 2018
Does Monopoly Power Explain Workers’ Stagnant Wages?
As industries get more concentrated, workers have fewer employment options—and less leverage to get a raise.
February 13, 2018
The Clothing Industry Is Set to Consume a Quarter of the Global Carbon Supply by 2050
What would it take to make the fashion industry truly sustainable?
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.
February 7, 2018
When Harassment Is the Price of a Job
As decades of activism meet the #MeToo moment, could the food-service industry be poised for sweeping change?
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February 7, 2018
‘It Becomes Your Job to Provide the Girlfriend Experience’: Women’s Stories of Work in Food Service
Whether they’re waitresses, bartenders, hostesses, or fast-food workers, the women who serve our food and drinks face routine sexual harassment.
January 29, 2018
White-Collar Unionization Is Good for All Workers
Some have argued that it creates a class divide in labor—they’ve got it backward.
January 18, 2018
What Farmworkers Can Teach Hollywood About Ending Sexual Harassment
A proven model for creating a safer workplace exists in Florida’s tomato fields.
January 15, 2018
Florida’s Prison Laborers Are Going On Strike
Demanding fair pay for their work and an end to brutal conditions, the inmates are putting pressure on the Florida prison system’s bottom line.
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.