Organizations working for social justice can become living examples of the world they're working to create, but only if they're willing to take the lessons of social movements to heart.
Lured from Mexico into forced labor at an American factory, Flor Molina’s human trafficking story was typical. What’s remarkable is what she did next.
The future of corporate responsibility means hearing firsthand from factory workers about their conditions.
While the days when every city paper had a labor beat may be gone, Hayes is finding new ways to get the issues facing workers into the national conversation.
To truly encourage widespread volunteerism, we’d need to make sure that everyone (not just the well-to-do) have the time to do it.
A movement to improve pay and work conditions in America’s fast food restaurants appears to be gathering steam.
What do we really trade for all of the cheap stuff we buy?
Seven out of the ten fastest-growing economies are in Africa. Behind that is a surge in healthy young people and an emphasis on local markets.
Traditional organizing makes opponents into “enemies,” but a new crop of activists is using love and empathy to create new alliances and possibilities.
Countries like Egypt and Switzerland have placed regulations on how much executives can earn. Here’s why the U.S. should consider doing the same.
The mine-ravaged communities of Eastern Kentucky have been increasingly abandoned by the coal economy. Could growing biofuels jump-start a new local jobs market—and renew the land in the process?
The Young Workers Committee of New York’s transit union was out on the streets in a vibrant march. This video shows the group rallying, taking over an official’s office, and using the Occupy-style “people’s mic.”
How manufacturers, retailers, restaurants, and others are doing business the cooperative way.
Before joining the Department of Labor, Mary Beth Maxwell was a top organizer for the workers’ rights organization Jobs With Justice. Here, she speaks with Amy Dean about the lives of workers who make minimum wage and why the time has come to raise it.
How residents who can’t afford to buy in still get the benefits of co-op work and housing.