Preying on Our Paychecks

Preying on Our Paychecks

Labor Day weekend should be a time for Americans to celebrate the economic achievements of workers with barbecues and beach trips. But with U.S. corporations routinely taking advantage of their low-wage employees, we might as well rename it Labor Exploitation Day. The...
In OtherWords: A Labor Day Special Edition

In OtherWords: A Labor Day Special Edition

This week in OtherWords, we’re running a Labor Day special edition in which Sarita Gupta writes about the labor movement’s efforts to make employee schedules more consistent and Donald Kaul weighs in on Donald Trump’s passion for pitting workers against each other....
Making America Work for Working People

Making America Work for Working People

For millions of working parents like me, the juggling act between our homes and offices gets even more frantic as our kids head back to school. My daughter just started kindergarten. Some days, I’m proud of how my husband and I manage the demands of our jobs while...
A Big Win for Fast Food Workers

A Big Win for Fast Food Workers

For many Americans, the only connection between Labor Day and labor is that you don’t have to do any of the latter as a result of the former. In other words, it’s just a day off work — an occasion to barbecue or go out of town for a three-day weekend. But...
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