If You Work, This Appointment Matters to You

If You Work, This Appointment Matters to You

Fast food CEO Andrew Puzder was recently tapped by Donald Trump to lead the Department of Labor. It’s easy enough to think of the Department of Labor as just another distant bureaucracy shuffling paperwork around in Washington. At any given time, in fact, most...
America’s Construction Carnage

America’s Construction Carnage

Try this the next time you find yourself standing on a Wall Street corner. Ask the first power suit you see why Wall Street’s finest deserve to be making $25 billion in bonuses a year. Wall Streeters actually have a ready response for impertinent questions like this:...
Great News for People Who Get Sick

Great News for People Who Get Sick

Getting time off when you’re sick, or need to care for a new child or ailing parent, shouldn’t be a luxury enjoyed only by those who are financially well off. Yet low-wage workers in the United States — the workers who need paid leave the most — typically have this...
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...
A 2-Pronged Assault on Women

A 2-Pronged Assault on Women

We heard a lot about the “war on women” during the 2012 election cycle — mostly over Republican attacks on abortion rights and birth control. While the phrase has faded in this election year go-round, the war on women has not. The only change is that now...
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