February 21, 2014 -
This week the Congressional Budget Office released an analysis that claimed raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would reduce total employment. But many economic experts disagree -- including seven Nobel Prize winners and eight former presidents of the American Economic Association.
February 7, 2014 -
As workers at Nissan's plant in Canton, Miss. fight for the right to an intimidation-free union election, workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. prepare to vote in a secret-ballot election beginning Feb. 12.
August 30, 2013 -
Fast food workers in cities across the South and elsewhere in the U.S. went on strike this week as part of a campaign to raise wages. We take a by-the-numbers look at why they're taking action.
February 5, 2013 -
Attempts to unionize Walmart stores have been met with firings, outsourcing, and even closings. Now employees of the Arkansas-based retail giant are exercising their rights to redress grievances together -- whether or not a majority can be rallied to support the effort.
December 7, 2012 -
A proponent of abolishing the minimum wage and corporate income taxes, Dan Forest is quite likely the most conservative statewide elected official in North Carolina. But his work with a nonprofit that criticizes retailer Sears for promoting pornography by showing photos of women in lingerie crosses the line into wacky.
August 1, 2012 -
Organizing projects underway in Nashville and Memphis bring together labor, community and faith groups to challenge a status quo that keeps the state and region near the bottom of the economic ladder.
March 30, 2012 -
As Florida's tomato pickers turn their attention to grocery chains, they're training farmworkers to form committees and stand up for themselves on the job -- and reporting notable success.