Economists love to talk about incentives. In this case, such limits would motivate CEOs to augment the pay of their janitors, secretaries, and cashiers for a simple reason: Their own raises would depend on it.
The Dodge Superbowl ad celebrates a type of farming that corporate agribusiness has all but obliterated in the past fifty years.
Wal-Mart claims to respect its employees' freedom of association. Yet, of more than 4,500 "Supercenters" and other retail locations in North America, not one is home to a unionized workforce.
The death of Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs, a fresh wave of investigative reports, and protests by Chinese workers themselves have reopened discussion of a reality we regularly prefer to ignore.
Talk to Ai-jen Poo about her work and it won't be long before you hear language you don’t often hear in the midst of intense social movement campaigning.
There are no palm trees in Wisconsin. And public fiscal problems were not caused by union greed.
Doesn’t supply and demand dictate that new immigrants will steal jobs and drive down wages for U.S. citizens? A leading immigration economist explains why not.
The contested legacy of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers.
Amid the disappointments of Obama's first year in office is one bright spot: a Department of Labor that stands up for workers' rights.
Along with political challenges, the past year offered some hopeful advances-- many of which came just in last few weeks.