In his Annual Message to Congress in 1944, President Roosevelt went further in joining the vaunted American ideal of freedom and liberty to economic rights: by proposing an Economic or Second Bill of Rights.
As we celebrate International Human Rights Day this December 10, we need to realize how far we must go compared to the promise of 1948.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is about to be finalized. Or is it?
After paying for housing, utilities, transportation, food -- and Walmart's most basic health insurance -- a single person living in a relatively low-cost community would have about $395.50 to cover the rest of the month's expenses; a parent with a 6-year-old, about $143.10.
In some ways, my decade of professional nomadism has been about trying to find a job that will admit the highest percentage of me through the door. Teaching is about as close as I've come, and that's still only 40 or 50 percent. There's very little time for anything else, and if I had a girlfriend, there'd probably be none at all.
Rosa Ramirez, a 49-year-old Mexican immigrant and mother in Illinois, knew something was odd about the plastics factory where her temporary-labor agen...
You don't look at the clock. You don't sit down. You don't look tired, or impatient, or frustrated. You act as though there's nowhere else you'd rather be than here, like nothing is more important than this moment.
While many large restaurant chains and other sectors of the food industry bear responsibility for mistreating their workers, recently, McDonald's has engaged in a series of jaw-dropping and idiotic communications with its workforce. Each one is a painful reminder of how impossible it is to live on fast-food wages.
The opportunity structure that fueled the American Dream had elements of reality and elements of myth, but today the dream is over.
As I sit down to a Thanksgiving feast I ache and pray for millions of Americans who won't be able to obtain health coverage because, as Pope Francis notes, we treat people as "leftovers."
Working on shows like "Real Housewives of Atlanta" often means working exhausting schedules without breaks or even overtime pay.
Qatari authorities, in a bid to counter criticism that the Gulf state lacks a soccer culture as well as a sense that low attendance of matches could constitute a form of protest, has launched a politically sensitive survey to gauge reasons for its empty stadia.
It's International Food Workers Week, November 24-30, 2013. This is the second annual week, organized by the Food Chain Workers Alliance every year around Thanksgiving, to lift up the importance of workers in our food system.
The big controversies surrounding Qatar as the site of the 2022 World Cup have been the shady bidding process and fears that the desert heat will ru...
In honor of our centennial this year, the U.S. Department of Labor, in partnership with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, has created an exciting project called Books that Shaped Work in America.
Qatar's failure to confront appalling working and living conditions of its foreign workers is undermining the very purpose of its staging of the 2022 World Cup.