For workers in America, it can be hard to know where to turn when a boss pays you late or not at all, doesn't provide benefits, or just yells at you for no good reason. That's why a Working America launched a website last month that makes it easy to get that kind of information.
Corporations don't do well with songs. Check out Ernst and Young's recruitment song Oh Happy Day, which demonstrates that none of the whitebread dweebs at E&Y ever had a date in high school.
The cast of the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Marc Blitzstein's once highly controversial first musical The Cradle Will Rock are dressed i...
There is a tension between how it was -- being advocates for women, thereby fighting with the industry against prejudice and for job access -- and now, helping the industry, assuring the unions can find good women members.
Not counting all the other bad things that have happened recently, two ambitious AFL-CIO endeavors have failed spectacularly: Organizing Wal-Mart Stores and gaining a significant foothold in the Deep South.
Many workers struggle to hold onto their job, but when you're feeling especially insecure about your employment situation, you might want to try to ho...
America is the land of the "American Dream." And yet, recent research shows that social mobility is not a vibrant as a Horatio Alger novel implies.
When you're the only institution dedicated to the welfare of working folks, you have to make that fact abundantly clear.
The United States may lead the world in some measures of national wealth, but it is fiercely regressive when it comes to protecting the workers whose ...
It has been amazing to witness the fast food-worker strikes that have swept the country in the past few months. One of the most shocking things that the workers have complained about is that their employers have been cheating them out of their full pay. These aren't isolated incidents.
You'd have to be pretty desperate to offer to work for free, right? Or you could be just an enthusiastic young student who believes that toiling for l...
If you're interested in figuring out the roots of our current economic, social and political crisis, what it will take to fix it, and how you can be part of the solution, here's a list of 15 recent books you might want to take with you.
As a country that counts equality among our basic values, we should never single out one group for harsher treatment. We're better than that.
Once again, the facts speak for themselves: Unions are the first and last line of defense for America's workers.
It's an event that that will feature a land, sea and air protest that matches a triad of reasons to oppose the Keystone project - for health, economic, and, of course, environmental imperatives.
All justice-loving citizens need to support regulatory and legislative efforts to more equally balance the playing field between employers and workers who -- like Dan Lee and his co-workers -- seek to turn today's sweatshops into decent, productive and family-sustaining places of work.