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Finding meaning in their work is a new goal for employees, along with well-being and happiness. It’s an objective for companies as well. Shutterstock

Everyone wants meaning in their work — but how do you define it?

The search for meaning in their work is inevitable for employees seeking job satisfaction. Defining that meaning, however, can mean different things for different people.
Winning the support of workers may be key to Democrats winning the 2020 election. Reuters/Lucas Jackson

How Democrats can win back workers in 2020

Hillary Clinton arguably lost in 2020 because she took workers for granted. Will Democrats make the same mistake again?
Collective bargaining isn’t enough to revive labor unions. Reuters/Rebecca Cook

How organized labor can reverse decades of decline

Unions should move their focus away from traditional collective bargaining and instead embrace new ways to attract new members, such as by offering discounted benefits and engaging in more advocacy.
Uber drivers protest outside of the New York Stock Exchange. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Uber drivers strike and the future of labor: 4 essential reads

The Uber driver walkout raises questions about how workers can fight for better pay and benefits in the age of the gig economy – a topic frequently on the minds of Conversation scholars.

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