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Michelle Obama Is Leveraging Her Power As "Mom-in-Chief"

She's using her influence to promote change for working families.

Taking a Vacation May Actually Save Your Career
Workaholism is hurting the American economy
June 23, 2014

Workaholism is hurting the American economy.

Welcome to the Future of Work
June 23, 2014

Today we launch a new content series, which will run over the next six weeks, on this sweeping theme.

Why We Still Don't See Working Men as Fathers
June 23, 2014

The “Leave It To Beaver” days still haunt us. 

Why We Should All Be Working Less
April 11, 2014

In France, unions and employers’ federations just signed a legally binding deal stipulating that workers should not have to check their work emails after they leave the office. Should we all follow suit? 

Can't Work, Must Chat
Do you gossip too much on Gchat? Blame the open office
March 05, 2014

How Internet chat made everyone's jobs impossible.

Obama's Minimum Wage Raise for Federal Contractors Is a Shot Across the GOP's Bow
January 28, 2014

Janitors in federal office buildings, food servers at veterans' hospitals, and other workers with low-paying jobs for the federal government may get paid more in the future—at least if President Barack Obama has anything to say about it.

"Full Employment": The Two Words Obama Needs to Say Tonight
January 27, 2014

Presidents used to promise full employment. A generation ago, they abruptly stopped. Bringing back the term could change our politics.

How Does Your State Rank on the Minimum Wage?
January 13, 2014

This map shows who makes how much....and how little.

Step Aside, New York City. Los Angeles's Populism Is for Real.
City to consider the highest minimum wage in the country
January 13, 2014

In Los Angeles, the conditions are ideal for populist proposals—like the highest minimum wage in the country.

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