Working Conditions

Nurse understaffing strike

Can Mandated Nurse-to-Patient Ratios Fix Hospitals’ Staffing Crisis? Can Mandated Nurse-to-Patient Ratios Fix Hospitals’ Staffing Crisis?

The nurse staffing crisis isn’t new, but the situation has only intensified since the Covid-19 pandemic. “Our hospitals are at risk if they don’t have enough nurses."

Nov 27, 2023 / StudentNation / Kayla Yup

Pierre Omidyar, the chairman and founder of eBay, looks on during the final session of the annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York, on September 23, 2010.

Why “Liberal” Donors Love Giving Money to the Extreme Right Why “Liberal” Donors Love Giving Money to the Extreme Right

Many purportedly progressive plutocrats turn reactionary on Israel and labor.

Nov 24, 2023 / Jeet Heer

You Deserve a 4-Day Workweek

You Deserve a 4-Day Workweek You Deserve a 4-Day Workweek

It’s time for Americans to claw their lives back from work.

Nov 24, 2023 / Editorial / Bryce Covert

Hannah Arendt, in a black and white photograph, sits in front of a wood paneled wall wearing a white jacket

Tomorrow’s Antisemitism Today Tomorrow’s Antisemitism Today

While real antisemitism is rearing its head, the assurance that “anti-Zionism is not inherently antisemitic” can feel like gaslighting.

Nov 21, 2023 / Barry Schwabsky

“MADE IN USA” clothing labels sit in a pile at the 5 Thread facility in Los Angeles.

“Made in America” Never Meant More Ethical “Made in America” Never Meant More Ethical

Garment workers in the US are paid far below minimum wage. New legislation, if implemented successfully, would change that.

Nov 20, 2023 / Derek Guy

Biden Doesn’t Need Congress for His  Plan to Support Domestic Workers

Biden Doesn’t Need Congress for His Plan to Support Domestic Workers Biden Doesn’t Need Congress for His Plan to Support Domestic Workers

For the first time, the Department of Labor is offering sample agreements for domestic workers and their employers to clarify expectations and protect workers’ rights.

Nov 17, 2023 / Highlights / Sara Luterman

SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher and the union's executive director and chief negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland announce the end of the actors' strike.

The Settled Actors’ Strike Brings Hollywood Back Online The Settled Actors’ Strike Brings Hollywood Back Online

SAG-AFTRA agreement addresses key issues, but future struggles await the entertainment industry. 

Nov 15, 2023 / Ben Schwartz

Signage outside an Amazon Go store at the company headquarters campus in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, U.S.

The FTC Lawsuit Against Amazon Is the Biggest Antitrust Fight of Our Time The FTC Lawsuit Against Amazon Is the Biggest Antitrust Fight of Our Time

It’s also a test of whether even the federal government has the power, and the political will, to rein in corporate monopoly power.

Nov 10, 2023 / Ron Knox

Worker holds a UAW picket sign

The UAW’s “Stand Up Strike” Strategy Led to a Huge Win—and Not Just for Autoworkers The UAW’s “Stand Up Strike” Strategy Led to a Huge Win—and Not Just for Autoworkers

The question now is whether that victory provides a launchpad for rebuilding worker power in the auto industry and beyond. Or is just a blip in labor’s steady generational decline...

Nov 3, 2023 / Jonathan Rosenblum

David Velasco on April 18, 2018, in Milan, Italy.

Once Upon a Time in “Artforum” Once Upon a Time in “Artforum”

Artists and critics are polarized—and under great pressure from both sides of the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Nov 2, 2023 / Barry Schwabsky

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