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  1. labor
    Fight for 15 Sets Its Sights on the White HouseActivists are teaming up with SEIU for a new get-out-the-vote effort.
  2. vision 2020
    For the Love of God, Ask the Candidates About UnionsModerators keep missing opportunities to ask candidates about one of the day’s most vital issues.
  3. labor
    The Writers Guild Has Filed an Unfair-Labor-Practice Charge Against HearstThe charge, filed on Thursday morning, escalates a conflict between the magazine giant and unionizing staff.
  4. democratic primaries
    A Labor Dispute Almost Disrupted Thursday’s Democratic DebateA labor dispute at the event venue had the party tied in knots. This probably won’t be the last time.
  5. labor
    Workers Making Fashion Nova Clothing Are Wildly UnderpaidL.A. factory workers who make garments for the online retailer report wages so low, it’s illegal.
  6. unions
    Did Hearst Plan a Social Media Campaign Against Its Union?Union busting comes to Instagram in the form of mysterious “@HearstUndivided” accounts.
  7. labor
    Union ‘Not the Right Direction for Hearst,’ Executive Says in Email to StaffHearst isn’t backing down from its anti-union campaign.
  8. media
    Employees Say Hearst Is Running a Classic Union-Busting Campaign“They told me, verbatim, that if I didn’t trust them, I didn’t have to work there.”
  9. labor
    Little Rock Teachers Refuse to Relive the Bad Old DaysDecades after the school district integrated, a state proposal threatens progress.
  10. politics
    Matt Bevin Was Unpopular Because of His PoliciesMatt Bevin was a uniquely unpopular governor. It’s important to understand why.
  11. labor
    Virginia Democrats Should Get Right to Work — by Repealing ‘Right to Work’Virginia is one of the most anti-labor states in the union. Democrats finally have the power to change that.
  12. labor
    Delta’s Flight Attendants Are Trying To Unionize, AgainThe campaign will be a major labor battle during a pivotal election cycle.
  13. the economy
    Two More Signs Trump’s ‘Great’ Economy Is Failing WorkersMost workers still can’t find a “good” job, and a growing number of middle-class families are turning to high-interest online loans to make ends meet.
  14. labor
    Why New York’s Minimum-Wage Increase Benefited RestaurantsEmployment and revenue are both up.
  15. workplace harassment
    Workers Making Lululemon Clothes Say They’re Beaten and Harassed on the JobA new report alleges workers in Bangladesh are underpaid and called “sluts” and “whores” by their managers.
  16. labor
    Here’s Why Chicago Public-School Staff Are on StrikeBy linking up with SEIU Local 73, the Chicago Teachers Union has put up an impressive display of force.
  17. vision 2020
    Warren Releases ’Ambitious’ Labor PlanAt a time of cautious optimism for unions in the fight against corporate power and the GOP, Warren and Sanders lead in addressing labor policy.
  18. vision 2020
    A to F+: Grading the Presidential Candidates on Their Labor PlansUnions and worker rights are shaping up to be more important in this election than they’ve been for a generation. Who has the best ideas?
  19. labor
    Democracy Dies When Labor Unions DoStrengthening unions should be at the heart of any agenda for reviving American democracy because labor’s weakness is at the heart of its decline.
  20. labor
    Yoga Teachers Are Unionizing to Heal the Wellness IndustryIn a historic first, YogaWorks teachers have come together to demand improved conditions across their entire industry.
  21. the french
    French Court Holds Company Liable for Worker’s Death During Business-Trip SexA French man died after committing adultery on a business trip. Now his employer must compensate his family for his “industrial accident.”
  22. labor
    Unions Have Won the War of Ideas. Will That Win Them Power?Unions are in material decline, but ideological ascent. Can newfound popularity with centrist Democrats and voters revive the labor movement?
  23. chicken
    Popeyes Has Finally Run Out of Chicken SandwichesOur national nightmare is over (for now), and exhausted workers will get a much-needed reprieve from the chaos.
  24. books
    In Her New Book, Emily Guendelsberger Makes The Case Against American CapitalismWhen employers treat workers like robots, everyone suffers.
  25. vision 2020
    Joe Biden Can’t Count On the Union VoteThe primary’s second union endorsement goes to Bernie Sanders.
  26. labor
    Ahead of 2020, Labor Is Seizing Its MomentBernie Sanders and Beto O’Rourke become the latest candidates to release formal labor plans.
  27. labor
    Barstool Sports Founder Throws Long, Possibly Illegal Twitter TantrumIn an incredibly ill-advised move, Dave Portnoy has threatened to fire any employee who tries to unionize.
  28. politics
    How Do You Host a Debate in Detroit Without Asking About Labor Rights?CNN moderators missed a major opportunity.
  29. life in pixels
    Can This Slingshot-Building German Unionize YouTube?An upstart “YouTubers Union” is now allied with Europe’s biggest industrial union. Will YouTube listen?
  30. labor
    Leave Scabby The Rat AloneThe venerable union mascot is a call to action, and that’s why the NLRB’s conservative general counsel hates him.
  31. politics
    There’s New Evidence That Raising the Minimum Wage Won’t Cost JobsConservatives said that raising the minimum wage would lead to ruin. It hasn’t.
  32. vision 2020
    Raise Wages, Bernie Sanders Tells Walmart ShareholdersThe 2020 candidate joined Walmart associates at the company’s annual shareholder meeting, saying it still pays many employees “starvation wages.”
  33. vision 2020
    In Appeal to Moderates, Bernie Calls for Worker-Ownership of Means of ProductionSanders’s new plan for increasing labor’s share of profits is both more socialist – and more popular – than some of his more conventional policies.
  34. vision 2020
    McDonald’s Workers Are Striking, and 2020 Candidates Are Paying AttentionSeveral candidates are joining picket lines, and Fight for $15 is launching a push to make unionization a 2020 presidential issue.
  35. immigration
    Trump: E-Verify Would Make It Too Hard to Hire Undocumented WorkersTrump admits he’s fine with undocumented workers “taking” American jobs — he just wants those workers to have no rights and live in constant fear.
  36. so you want to be president
    Elizabeth Warren Wants to Put a Former Public-School Teacher in Her CabinetThe candidate has pledged to nominate a former public-school teacher to be Education secretary.
  37. politics
    Elizabeth Warren Wants to Put a Former Public School Teacher in Her CabinetThe candidate has pledged to nominate a former public school teacher to be Education secretary.
  38. open letter
    Dear Gamers of Delta Air Lines, You Have Nothing to Lose But Your ChainsDelta Air Lines is using video games to try to dissuade workers from unionizing.
  39. business
    Global Drivers’ Strike Shows Tide May Be Shifting for Uber and LyftWith both companies going public this spring, the demonstrations are drawing more attention, and Democratic politicians are echoing drivers’ concerns.
  40. politics
    With PRO Act, Democrats Commit to Dramatic Labor ReformsMany Democrats, including 2020 hopefuls, backed a bill that would greatly improve workers’ rights. The labor movement will hold them to it.
  41. politics
    Educators Leave Their Mark on International Workers’ DayAround 10,000 public educators in South Carolina marched in the state capital, and there were other rallies linked to RedforEd across the country.
  42. labor
    Now We Can’t Eat Nutella AnymoreA damning New York Times investigation sheds a light on Turkey’s exploitative hazelnut industry.
  43. vision 2020
    Biden Boasts Strong Support From Unions, Union BustersBiden’s campaign launch will take him to a union hall — and a high-dollar fundraiser hosted by a union-busting lawyer and lobbyist for Comcast.
  44. not mueller time
    All the News That Was Buried by the Mueller ReportToday was a good day to hide bad news, if you had it. But we excavated it.
  45. elizabeth warren
    The Labor Movement’s Resurgence in Democratic PoliticsIntelligencer staffers discuss which candidate might win over newly empowered unions in 2020.
  46. politics
    Massive Stop & Shop Strike Raises the Stakes for 2020 DemocratsAs a national strike wave continues, Democratic candidates will have to work hard for labor’s vote.
  47. vision 2020
    Labor Unions Aren’t Throwing Their Weight Around in the Democratic PrimariesAfter an unhappy experience in 2016, most unions are reluctant to choose a Democratic candidate early, and are preparing for holy war against Trump.
  48. poverty
    Trump Economic Team: Welfare Cuts Poverty. So, Let’s Cut Welfare.A White House report argues that the safety net has nearly eliminated poverty — so we should slash it to teach the poor “self-sufficiency.”
  49. vision 2020
    America’s Second-Largest Teachers Union Is Trying Not to Make 2016’s MistakeThe American Federation of Teachers has rolled out its endorsement process for candidates, and says that it’s prepared to hold Democrats to account.
  50. transportation
    Flight Attendants Are Ready to Protest Over Frontier’s Low PayAfter fighting to end the shutdown, flight attendants are taking on another kind of wage insecurity, which they say makes a vital job more difficult.
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