Manufacturing jobs were supposed to be the good jobs. They are, as the subtitle of a devastating new report from the National Employment Law Project points out, the jobs that “built America’s middle class”—enabling generations of workers without a college degree to raise their families with dignity...
What does it take to change the business model of a multinational corporation that brings in nearly half a trillion dollars in revenue each year?  You’d have to ask Walmart workers. In the last week alone, workers organizing with OUR Walmart claimed victory on two major fronts, shifting the...
Two major stories of corporate misconduct toward employees hit the headlines yesterday: in the morning, low-wage federal contract workers filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor alleging that more than 100 employees in the food court of federally-owned Union Station had been victims of...
In today’s New York Times, Paul Krugman takes on the plight of low-wage retail and fast food workers, who have seen their real wages fall almost 30 percent since 1973 even as this sector has become a larger part of our economy. During a season when Americans flood the stores for holiday...
As usual, comedian Stephen Colbert hit the nail on the head. “Walmart is taking care of its employees... Not living wage care, but can of peas care.” The late-night satirist was responding to a Cleveland Plain Dealer article finding that Walmart set up a Thanksgiving food drive to benefit its own...
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