Happy Labor Day. Are Unions Dead?
August 31, 2014
No, says an expert and former labor official. But they're in trouble.
And an important new court ruling could change that.
It's Time to Pay Prisoners the Minimum Wage
August 15, 2014
Giving convicts labor equality will help our conscience and our bottom line.
Victims of the Machine
July 15, 2014
An essay on Labor's response to machines in 1927.
The Harris v. Quinn decision may have done irreparable damage to a long-standing precedent.
Joshua Ferris's New Novel Is as Boring as it Sounds
May 13, 2014
What would it take to get me to reread To Rise Again at a Decent Hour? You’d have to hold a gun to my head.
Republicans Suddenly Can't Stop Talking About "Mobility"
February 19, 2014
The unpleasant truth: When the government keeps slashing its safety net, climbing the economic ladder gets harder.
Just as it became unacceptable to fire some due to race, it became OK to boot them for organizing a union. Let's change that.
Northwestern college football players have to work. They get paid to work. Now, they want a union. The NCAA is fighting it.
How Does Your State Rank on the Minimum Wage?
January 13, 2014
This map shows who makes how much....and how little.