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Students Score Victory for Honduran Workers Students Score Victory for Honduran Workers
by Valerie Schloredt
How the "Just Pay It!" campaign on college campuses leveraged $1.5 million for Nike garment workers.
10 Ways to Solve the Jobs Problem 10 Ways to Solve the Jobs Problem
by Fran Korten
Imagine a no-holds-barred “summit” that comes up with ideas to solve both our job and environmental problems. What might it come up with?
Sticking Together in Tough Times Sticking Together in Tough Times
by Chuck Collins
With more workers facing long-term joblessness, the unemployed are working together for change.
The Work-Sharing Boom: Exit Ramp to a New Economy? The Work-Sharing Boom: Exit Ramp to a New Economy?
by Juliet Schor
To cope with the recession, some companies are cutting hours instead of employees. Will the trend have long-term effects?
The Case for a New WPA The Case for a New WPA
by Kate McCormack
Is it time to bring back this Depression-era program?
First Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights Passes First Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights Passes
by Elizabeth DiNovella
The successful campaign to pass the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in New York is cause for celebration at 2010 US Social Forum.
Update: Post-Prison Garden Project Grows Earth Stewards Update: Post-Prison Garden Project Grows Earth Stewards
by Berit Anderson
Ten years ago YES! Magazine reported on Cathrine Sneed and her Garden Project. Today there are 37 Earth Stewards and seven full-time Garden Project employees.
The Work Ahead The Work Ahead
by Shannon Hayes
Growing renewed relationships with our food, homes, and communities requires getting our hands dirty.
Replacing Coal with Green Jobs in Navajo Nation Replacing Coal with Green Jobs in Navajo Nation
by Yvonne Liu
Shutting down coal mines was a first step. Now Navajo activists are working for a new, green-jobs economy. 
Jobs, Not Handouts
by David Korten
David Korten: Wall Street's plunge shows what's wrong with phantom wealth. Why support that system when we could be creating jobs in the real economy?
Green-collar Jobs in Newark, New Jersey Green-collar Jobs in Newark, New Jersey
A weatherization program in Newark, New Jersey, is creating jobs and helping low-income residents save money.
United by Hard Times: Workers Organize Across Race Lines United by Hard Times: Workers Organize Across Race Lines
by Carlos Jimenez
A tough economy makes cross-race organizing more important than ever.
Colors in New York: A Restaurant Cooperative Colors in New York: A Restaurant Cooperative
by Berit Anderson
Mamdouh founded the worker-owned Colors as a tribute to those who’d lost their lives in the World Trade Center.
Protecting Workers, Not Corporations Protecting Workers, Not Corporations
by Mark Engler
Amid the disappointments of Obama's first year in office is one bright spot: a Department of Labor that stands up for workers' rights.
A Green and Fair Recovery A Green and Fair Recovery
by Yvonne Liu
If equity factors prominently into the equation, an expanded green economy has tremendous potential to positively transform our communities, sustain the environment, and lift the quality of all our lives. But this won’t happen by chance.
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