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Dave Jamieson

Worker Blames Supermarket Chain Chain For Death Of Her Baby | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.27.2013 | Business

A grocery store worker in California has filed a lawsuit against the Albertsons supermarket chain, claiming the company refused to accommodate her pre...

America's Class War: A Dispatch From the Front

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Once again, the facts speak for themselves: Unions are the first and last line of defense for America's workers.

Apple to American Workers: 'Scr__ You!'

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 08.18.2013 | Business
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Never has there been a bigger "Scr__ You" to American workers and manufacturing than tax-avoider Apple's tag line on all of its national advertising: "Designed by Apple in California"

LOOK: Worker Savages Former Boss In Epic Letter To The Editor

Posted 06.16.2013 | Good News

A former employee of a restaurant in Crested Butte, Colo. has a bone to pick with her erstwhile boss. In a letter to the editor of the Crested But...

A Voice at the Top

Cathy Youngblood | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Cathy Youngblood

The odds are stacked against anyone who challenges corporate hierarchy. Changes affecting the workforce are implemented without asking what their workers think. This is the precise reason why American workers have begun to fight back.

Dave Jamieson

Workers Pay A Steep Price For Your Cheap Chicken | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.06.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A recent government study of workers at a poultry plant in South Carolina determined that four out of 10 showed signs of the painful han...

How To Fight Age Discrimination In The Workplace

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Ph.D. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Fifty
Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Ph.D.

Around the world, older adults are exposed to negative stereotypes and, sometimes, outright discrimination. These vulnerabilities are especially worrisome today, given older workers' increasing demand for employment.

The Right's War Against Hispanics

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Demographics are destiny, and if Republicans keep attacking core values and interests of Hispanics, the GOP destiny in coming elections will be as bleak as the GOP destiny in recent elections.

Get a Bucket of Feelings: Smuggling KFC in Gaza

Pam Murtaugh | Posted 07.20.2013 | Science
Pam Murtaugh

If you lived in a perpetual blockade, imagine the lengths to which you would go for feelings of freedom, optimism, boundless opportunity.

Stand With Low-Wage Workers

Edwin D. Hill | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
Edwin D. Hill

We have everything to gain by supporting men and women who are putting a human face on the statistics about growing inequality in America. We all lose because the polarization of wealth threatens our economy and our democracy.

Goodwill Minimum Wage Loophole Will Shock You

John Hrabe | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
John Hrabe

A majority of Goodwill entities in the United States pay people with disabilities less than the federal minimum wage, while these same Goodwills simultaneously spend tens of millions of dollars per year on executive compensation and travel-related expenses.

Big Retailers Vow To Improve Factory Safety

AP | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Four of the world's biggest retailers agreed to sign a pact to improve safety at garment factories in Bangladesh nearly three weeks after ...

What Shameful Postville, Iowa Immigration Raid Teaches Five Years Later

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

Five years later, the national push for commonsense immigration reform threatens to come undone at the hands of one of Postville's own senators.

Dave Jamieson

H&M Makes Big Move On Factory Safety | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business

Fast-fashion retailer H&M has agreed to sign onto a binding accord to improve working conditions in Bangladesh garment factories, a move that labor ad...

Meet a New Endangered Species: The Coal Miner

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 07.06.2013 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

If we allow Patriot, Peabody and Arch to renege on their promises to their workers, retirees and widows, we'll be failing our fellow Americans.

An Open Letter to Frustrated 20-Somethings and Struggling Entreprenuers...

Daniel DiPiazza | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Daniel DiPiazza

So, I'll be 25 this Saturday. I've gone through a huge evolution in thought regarding careers, passions, the concept of "work" and life direction in the past 10 years.

Workers Memorial Day

Sen. Bob Casey | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Sen. Bob Casey

On Sunday, April 28th, we observe Workers Memorial Day. It is a day to honor those workers who have died, been disabled, injured or made sick by their work. It is also a day to recommit ourselves to the fight for safe and healthy workplace for all workers.

Accountability for the Bangladesh Building Collapse: Blame Game or Real Change?

Beth English | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Beth English

If history is any guide, progress on workplace standards in Bangladesh and in other developing countries will be difficult to achieve and slow in coming.

When -- and How -- Did Business Become the Enemy?

John Friedman | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
John Friedman

Is this just rationalization for not advancing people (or shipping jobs overseas), a justification to avoid feeling guilty about not passing the reigns to a generation champing at the bit for their turn to be in charge, or something more?

Bangladeshi Garment Factory Collapses: The Price of Your Cute Clothing

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Katy Wolk-Stanley

If you have ever needed a reason to stop buying new foreign-made clothing, this is your moment. Buy used, buy made in America, but please, I beg of you, make a choice to stop being part of the cycle that keeps these unsafe factories in business!

Calling Out the Corporate Charade

Sarita Gupta | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Sarita Gupta

Shareholder season is upon us, marking the beginning of another round of corporate America's dog-and-pony shows held to placate their cronies and pat each other on the back for another profitable year.

The Complete Guide To Procrastinating At Work

Quartz | Anna Codrea-Rado | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business

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Overweight Can Leave You Underpaid

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

It's official. The United States is switching from getting well to staying well. And the reason for this sudden burst of transformation: It's not only better to stay well than to get well -- it's cheaper.

Who Works? Stick Figures, Gender and Illustrating the Workforce

Lisa Wade | Posted 06.10.2013 | Women
Lisa Wade

Men are the "neutral" sex in contemporary Western cultures. This means that (1) the image that pops up in our minds when we say "person" or "human" or "worker" is usually implicitly male, (2) non-sexed representations of people are usually assumed to be male.

Down Is a Dangerous Direction

Barbara Garson | Posted 06.09.2013 | Business
Barbara Garson

If you had to date the Great Recession, you might say it started in September 2008 when Lehman Brothers vaporized over a weekend. By 2008, however, the majority of American workers had already endured a 40-year decline in wages, security, and hope -- a Long Recession of their own.