It’s time to catch up with the global community in enacting a permanent national paid leave policy and other caregiving supports.
It’s going to require government investment in both women employees and entrepreneurs.
Biden’s infrastructure plans promise not just to boost the economy, but to fundamentally redefine the role of government.
An attempt by thousands of mostly Black workers to unionize at a fulfillment center gives new life to the labor movement.
New federal legislation makes the same mistake a California law did, which cost thousands of jobs.
There’s an easy way for Biden to help restart the U.S. economy, invest in infrastructure, and repair environmental damage: Revive the Civilian Conservation Corps.
History has shown that people-power is one of the best ways to advance rights and win protections, especially when the courts are unreliable.
If signed into law, California's AB-1993 would extend unemployment eligibility to more than 119,000 family caregivers, most of whom are low-income women of color.
In California’s most catastrophic wildfire season yet, an organization is challenging the state to hire firefighters who were previously incarcerated to help meet public safety needs.
It’s all about the incentives and weighing risks: Staying home has to be more attractive than going out.
The pandemic is the gravest crisis for tipped workers and the service sector in U.S. history, but also the greatest opportunity for transformation.
The nation’s only state-owned bank serves as a model for how the U.S. is fighting the economic damage of the coronavirus pandemic.
The civil rights icon fiercely advocated for redistributive wealth and social democracy.
Our social safety net and the government’s response so far have been woefully inadequate for addressing a national emergency.
Sustainable examples of a new system are emerging.
Flu infection rates dropped in cities that implemented mandatory paid sick leave.
The trans and undocumented Latinas who started the Mirror Beauty Cooperative want it to be a model for equal pay and worker-ownership.
The growers have the money but . . . the farmworkers have the time. —Cesar Chavez From 1962 to 1993, more than 2,200 people—all ages, all walks of life, and
The old exploitative images are indelible: out of work, White, needy. They obscure the region’s diversity and long tradition of activism.
As the coal industry declines, rural communities are seeking new economic stability—but prisons may not be the answer.
No ruling, even from the highest court in the land, will invalidate state and city-level protections.
A huge share of U.S. employment is in low-wage jobs where workers are pushed to their limits to maximize profits for massive corporations.
A Bay Area market and cafe aims to build wealth for local food entrepreneurs and local community.
Entrepreneurs in all walks of life are showing that it’s possible to create companies with business models driven by social purpose.
A radical pessimist’s glossary of exploitative economics.
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