Avi Asher-Schapiro: Working in the Coal MineApril 2015
In the 19th and 20th centuries, energy workers were at the forefront of progressive social reform. Is a similar union possible in the current age of fracking, oil sands, and climate change?
Michael Grabell: Alabama Bill Would Increase Workers’ Comp Benefits for AmputeesApril 2015
Alabama to have the lowest permanent partial disability benefits in the country.
Steve Fraser: Plutocracy the First Time AroundApril 2015
Revisiting the Great Upheaval and the first gilded age.
Robert Reich: The “iEverything” and the Redistributional ImperativeMarch 2015
New technologies aren’t just labor-replacing. They’re also knowledge-replacing.
Anne Boyer: Data’s Work is Never DoneMarch 2015
Boundaries of Gender: In medicine, the work of care and the work of data converge.
Just to Tell the TruthFebruary 2015
The journalist and teacher on a century of muckrakers, the pleasures and perils of reporting, and the golden age of investigative journalism.
Mahat Tattva: The Retail JungleJanuary 2015
Working conditions for part time employees is a national disgrace.
David Morris: Will Pope Francis’ Humanitarian Values Shape Church Policies?December 2014
The Pope’s statement is not a call to reflection but to action
Robert Reich: Taking on Walmart in Freedom Summer IIJune 2014
Confronting the crisis of minimum wage workers throughout the country.
Michael Grabell: A Modern Day Harvest of ShameMarch 2014
Today’s blue collar temp laborers face abuses similar to those of migrant farmworkers.
John Stoehr: What Obamacare ThreatensMarch 2014
It’s not Americans’ jobs, but big business’s supply of cheap, compliant labor.
Michael Grabell: U.S. Lags Behind World in Temp Worker ProtectionsFebruary 2014
Permatemping cases highlight lack of U.S. protections for temp workers.
Barbara Garson: Abracadabra! You’re a Part-TimerAugust 2013
How corporate America used the Great Recession to turn good jobs into bad ones.
Blair Hickman: ‘Lean In’ Nonprofit Called For an Unpaid InternAugust 2013
Though not illegal, Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In' organization is accused of exploiting women by offering an unpaid internship.
Michael Grabell: Taken for a RideMay 2013
Temp agencies and ‘raiteros’ in immigrant Chicago.
Barbara Garson: Down Is a Dangerous DirectionApril 2013
How the 40-Year “Long Recession” led to the Great Recession.
Meaghan Winter: Ever TemporaryMarch 2013
Congress and the courts have reached conflicting decisions on wage rules and protections for vulnerable temporary workers; nobody knows what happens next.
Robert Reich: The Non Zero-Sum SocietyJanuary 2013
America must unionize to combat rampant inequality.
Robert Reich: The Inequality Battle in the HeartlandDecember 2012
The fiscal debate distracts from the power struggle underlying American politics.
Robert Reich: Organizing McDonalds and Walmart, and Why Austerity Economics Hurts Low-Wage Workers the MostDecember 2012
Low-income workers will face even harder times if deficit hawks have their way.
David Morris: We’re the NFL. We Don’t Have to Care.September 2012
The NFL has made its fans complicit in Roger Goodell's union-busting.
Elizabeth Eberle: Picket AlbumSeptember 2012
As negotiations between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union continue, one teacher tells her school's strike story in pictures.
Ena Lupine: Young, Beautiful, and ReplaceableJuly 2012
The documentary Girl Model shows how the industry that promises young models financial freedom instead lands them in debt to their agencies.
Parts and PartialSeptember 2011
You thought feminists had to focus on empowering women? Stephanie Coontz on why, after a sustained assault on families and unions, that just isn't enough anymore.