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Obama Shuts Jim Crow Era Labor-Law Loop Hole for Home Care Workers

Obama Shuts Jim Crow Era Labor-Law Loop Hole for Home Care Workers

by Jorge Rivas on December 16 2011, 10:35AM

President Obama and Secretary of Labor Solis announced nearly 2 million homecare workers will soon have federal overtime and minimum wage protections. These workers, among others, were left out of 1930s laws at behest of Southern white lawmakers.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

What Now? The Next Stage in the Public Sector Unions Fight

What Now? The Next Stage in the Public Sector Unions Fight

by Lindsay Beyerstein on March 11 2011, 1:50PM

Wisconsin has killed collective bargaining, but there and in other states, the battle is still building.

Topics: Economy, Wisconsin

Send Us Your Photos From Wisconsin Solidarity Rallies

Send Us Your Photos From Wisconsin Solidarity Rallies

by Kai Wright on February 26 2011, 10:41AM

Help us show the world there remains a progressive movement for economic justice in America.

Topics: Kai Wright, Wisconsin

King's Fight for Unions Is Still Essential

King’s Fight for Unions Is Still Essential

by Michael Honey on February 23 2011, 9:22AM

MLK died fighting for the very rights that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and a growing number of his GOP counterparts want to take away.

Topics: Economy, History, Jobs Crisis, Wisconsin

Five Workplace Reforms to Fight for This Labor Day Photo

Five Workplace Reforms to Fight for This Labor Day

by Rinku Sen on September 3 2010, 1:39PM

More workers than you think don’t enjoy the protection of labor laws. A look at their jobs, and the burgeoning movements to get them rights.

Topics: Economy

Domestic Workers Lead the Way to 21st Century Labor Rights

Domestic Workers Lead the Way to 21st Century Labor Rights

by Rinku Sen on September 2 2010, 11:31AM

An historic New York victory demonstrates what today’s labor movement needs to look like.

Topics: Economy

Student Activists Find Winning Strategy in Nike Dunk

Student Activists Find Winning Strategy in Nike Dunk

by Jamilah King on July 29 2010, 2:56PM

In These Times profiles the student-led movement to support garment workers.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Domestic Workers Get Overtime Pay But No Union

Domestic Workers Get Overtime Pay But No Union

by Karina Hurtado on July 29 2010, 9:45AM

A new law in New York grants basic human rights like a day off per week, but no collective bargaining.

Topics: Economy

Who is New SEIU President Mary Kay Henry?

by Yvonne Yen Liu on May 14 2010, 10:26AM

Mary Kay Henry has been appointed the new president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the fastest-growing union, and the one representing janitors, homecare workers, and security guards—a huge number of whom are people of color. Her predecessor Andy…

Topics: Immigration

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