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April 4, 2014 | Blog

The vast majority of restaurants across the country pressure their employees to work while sick or injured, writes activist Saru Jayaraman in this book excerpt. Continue reading

map of the United States displaying the 21 states that have raised state minimum wage over the federal minimum in recent decades.
March 26, 2014 | Blog

Dig into the debate over dollars and cents in this interactive explainer, produced by Newsbound. Continue reading

Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., gives a thumbs-up at a rally. August 2012. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek)
March 24, 2014 | Blog

The conservative assault on food stamps — authored by Reagan, updated by Ryan — is really an attack on the middle class. Continue reading

Demonstrators hold signs and banners during a protest outside a McDonald's restaurant on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Huntington Park, Calif. Protesters were set to rally outside McDonald's restaurants in cities including Boston, Chicago and Miami to call attention to the denial of overtime pay and other violations they say deprive workers of the money they're owed. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 19, 2014 | Blog

More than 1,600 current and former employees will receive payment. Continue reading

Workers check VW Golf cars at the assembly line of the Volkswagen plant in Zwickau, eastern Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008. (AP Photo/Eckehard Schulz)
February 20, 2014 | Blog

Volkswagen workers in Germany are considering how to respond to last week’s UAW vote in Tennessee. Labor leaders may block future expansion in the southern United States. Continue reading

President Barack Obama greets an employee in the bakery at a Costco store in Lanham, Md. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, where he spoke about raising the minimum wage the morning after his State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
February 12, 2014 | Blog

President Obama is set to sign an executive order raising contractors’ wages today. Continue reading

Farmworkers pick tomatoes at Taylor & Fulton Tomatoes in this March 30, 2006 file photo, in Immokalee, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez, File)
January 5, 2014 | Activism

We asked some of the people trying to change the world for the better to tell us what made them proud in 2013, and what their hopes and dreams are for 2014. Continue reading

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December 11, 2013 | Blog

The globalization of American labor practices is hurting European workers’ economic security. Continue reading

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November 20, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

Anti-union conservatives are worried that if the UAW successfully organizes Volkwagen's Tennessee plant, it will create a domino effect in the South. Here, protesters lift a sign supporting a UAW organizing campaign at a Nissan plant in Canton, Miss. (Photo from United Auto Workers on Facebook)
November 14, 2013 | Activism

Anti-union forces are dissuading workers from joining the United Auto Workers at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant that supports the unionization of its workers. Continue reading

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November 5, 2013 | Blog

New report reveals a multi-faceted, national campaign to keep low wage workers poor. Continue reading

Jobs with Justice National Conference, Day 1 including a demonstration outside the Washington offices of Walmart, Aug. 5, 2011   © Rick Reinhard 2011
October 25, 2013

Historian Peter Dreier explains why Gupta is a part of a new wave of grassroots activists changing America. Continue reading

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October 25, 2013

Historian Peter Dreier explains why Cheng is a part of a new wave of grassroots activists changing America. Continue reading

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October 24, 2013

Historian Peter Dreier explains why Poo is a part of a new wave of grassroots activists changing America. Continue reading

An automated production line with robots at the Opel factory in Ruesselheim is shown on this undated handout photo. (AP Photo/Opel, HO)
October 16, 2013 | Blog

The question that haunted the post-war industrial tech boom of the 1950s is rising again: Have we reached a stage at which technology is destroying more jobs than it’s creating? Continue reading

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