Articles in class & inequality tagged with labor

Brian Callaci

Monopoly power has certainly harmed workers, but the solution should be a wholesale rethinking of economic policy—not an embrace of perfectly competitive markets.

Madeline Lane-McKinley

Intrinsic to what we hate about work is that we can’t imagine life outside of it.

Nichola Lowe

To support the work of the future, we must promote workers’ skills as crucial to technological progress.

Charmaine Chua

Two timely new books unmask the colossal shipping industry behind global trade, whose monstrous pursuit of profit has long wreaked havoc on laborers and the seas they sail through.

Ruth Milkman

Non-college-educated U.S.-born workers have every reason to be enraged by declining wages and living standards, but more restrictive immigration policies won’t solve these problems.

Nantina Vgontzas

Unions are just one element of a broader push to transform the company. Coalitions forged during the pandemic point the way forward—with a radical vision of worker and community control.

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Mike Konczal

Labor activists once understood time to be a checking mechanism on market activity. In our own era of uncontrolled working hours, this is a vision of freedom worth recapturing.

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Barbara Dyer Emilio J. Castilla Erin L. Kelly Nathan Wilmers Paul Osterman Thomas A. Kochan

Workers deserve substantive policy reforms that point the way to a better future, especially in this year of unprecedented crisis.

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Astra Taylor Todd Wolfson

Astra Taylor talks with Rutgers faculty union president Todd Wolfson about organizing academic communities in the age of COVID-19.

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Julie Kohler

Neoliberalism rests on the myth that “good” families can provide for their own without public support. COVID-19 may finally change all that.