Labor

Happy Labor Day. Are Unions Dead?
An interview with Rich Yeselson, labor strategist and expert
August 31, 2014

No, says an expert and former labor official. But they're in trouble.

FedEx Refuses to Treat Your Friendly Delivery Guy Like a Real Employee
And an important new court ruling could change that
August 28, 2014

And an important new court ruling could change that.

It's Time to Pay Prisoners the Minimum Wage
Paying just $2 a day hurts our economy and punishes families
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 Supreme Court Has Created an Impossible Standard for Unions to Meet
The Harris v. Quinn decision may have done irreparable damage to a long-standing precedent
June 30, 2014

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
The author of 'Then We Came to the End' fails to make the NYC Everyman interesting
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"
Too bad GOP policies are undercutting it
February 19, 2014

The unpleasant truth: When the government keeps slashing its safety net, climbing the economic ladder gets harder. 

Want to Realize the Civil Rights Act's Dream? Apply it to Union Rights, Too.
February 16, 2014

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.

College Football Players Are Paid Professionals Who Absolutely Should Unionize
January 29, 2014

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.

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