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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: College Athletes, Unite

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: College Athletes, Unite

by Carla Murphy on November 12 2014, 11:30AM

Calls college athletes’ effort to unionize “a necessary step”

Topics: Labor, /NOW

Black and Latino Engineering Graduation Rates Don't Match up With Tech Industry Hiring

Black and Latino Engineering Graduation Rates Don’t Match up With Tech Industry Hiring

by Julianne Hing on October 14 2014, 4:28PM

Where are the black and Latino tech graduates going?

Topics: Labor, /NOW, Schools & Youth

A New Labor Issue: Control Over Time

A New Labor Issue: Control Over Time

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on October 6 2014, 7:00AM

In a new sociological study of four medical-health professions, Naomi Gerstel and Dan Clawson explore how control over time in employment scheduling impacts workers.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Labor

Organized Labor Takes on Race and Michael Brown

Organized Labor Takes on Race and Michael Brown

by Carla Murphy on October 2 2014, 7:00AM

For workers of color, traditional labor issues such as benefits and wages are only part of what unions must grapple with.

Topics: Labor

Big Labor Steps Up Around Ferguson and Race

Big Labor Steps Up Around Ferguson and Race

by Carla Murphy on September 17 2014, 4:41PM

“Our brother killed our sister’s son,” AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka says of Darren Wilson and Michael Brown

Topics: Ferguson, Labor, /NOW

This is How the South Organizes [Photos]

This is How the South Organizes [Photos]

by Carla Murphy on August 12 2014, 7:00AM

An estimated 200 low-wage workers from different industries met in eastern North Carolina to share workplace struggles and get organized at a conference they called Solidarity City

Topics: Labor

When the U.S. Nearly Had Universal Child Care

When the U.S. Nearly Had Universal Child Care

by Carla Murphy on August 6 2014, 2:54PM

A new national conversation around the “family friendly” workplace and universal childcare is gaining steam

Topics: Labor, /NOW

Rinku Sen: On the Civil Rights Act's 50th, Workplaces Remain Segregated

Rinku Sen: On the Civil Rights Act’s 50th, Workplaces Remain Segregated

by Rinku Sen on July 2 2014, 7:00AM

Fifty years after the Jim Crow-busting Civil Rights Act became law, occupational segregation runs rampant in the United States.

Topics: Economy, History, Labor

California's 'Ban the Box' Law Could Aid 7 Million Job Seekers

California’s ‘Ban the Box’ Law Could Aid 7 Million Job Seekers

by Julianne Hing on July 1 2014, 4:01PM

Twelve states have adopted legislation to stop the automatic exclusion of job seekers with criminal backgrounds.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Labor, /NOW