Companies cut corners across a variety of public goods and services, often with tragic consequences. For example, in 2010, United Care, a company contracted by Los Angeles County to coordinate foster care, lowered standards for selecting foster parents to cut costs.
World soccer body FIFA's creation of a watchdog to monitor the living and working conditions of migrant labour employed on World Cup 2022-related construction sites constitutes the second time in a month that Qatar has been warned that it needs to demonstrate sincerity in its reform of the Gulf state's controversial labour system.
Maybe it's an extreme version of our ego, but by creating intelligent beings perhaps we're not only questioning what it means to be human, but also showing how powerful and godlike we are.
As the Democratic candidates prepare to debate on the same day tens of thousands of low-wage workers walk off their jobs across the nation asking for "$15 and a union," Hillary Clinton needs to tell us whether she would use the power of the pen to help workers advance again.
Usually if we hear people complaining about Verizon, it's because they've just gotten a bill with a number they really don't like. Verizon isn't in the news for high phone bills right now, though -- they're being accused of mistreating their workers.
A culture that holds laboring women more or less to the usual social norms and stifles their full expression during birth is one that limits women's coping mechanisms.
North Carolina's governor Pat McCrory has repeatedly used a form of political dishonesty that lacks a well-recognized label. Lacking such a label, this tactic often goes unnoticed and unaddressed. To remedy this, I suggest a precise and well-earned label: a "McCrory."
Los Angeles' wage increase to $15 an hour by 2020 is an important victory. But that is four years in the future. Wage theft, however, is an entrenched system of doing business today.
When I work in therapy with heterosexual couples, the disparity of training each gender receives in management is stark. Often, the woman is aware of her male partner's needs and feelings at the expense of her own, whereas the male partner struggles to identify and understand both his own and his partner's emotions.
As Americans continue to face flat wages and shrinking family incomes, President Obama can act on his own to boost take-home pay and job quality for millions of working families.
I used to work part time in England, and I've traveled around the world a good bit speaking about evidence-based reform in education and related to...
The Court is just one of the battle lines in what should be seen as a multifaceted program to weaken the voices of everyday people in favor of the powerful that is also taking place in statehouses and in Congress.
Our country's "free trade" agreements have followed a framework of trading away our democracy and middle-class prosperity in exchange for letting the biggest corporations dominate.
Bernie Sanders's problem with exports, "because they benefit large corporations," is more than somewhat astounding. Who does he thinks works in all the Boeing plants? Doesn't he realize that a large percent of Boeing shares are owned by various American retirement funds and individual American 401k plans?
When a person working 40 hours a week can't cover the basic costs of living, there's something deeply wrong with our economic system. Paying workers fairly isn't just the right thing to do, it's what makes our communities and businesses thrive.
Black women who care are the backbone of the American economy, and yet little attention is given to the conditions that Black women who care face. If Black futures are to matter in our economy, we must, at minimum, ensure that the Black women who care for us are cared for in return.