Before the Civil War, US activists sought to combat slavery through sugar boycotts. Instead, consumption grew.
Union membership has dwindled over the past five decades. But could a flurry of positive headlines over union drives help reverse this trend?
Employment and wages soared in the latest labor report, but that’s small comfort for the many workers with a job that doesn’t pay a living wage.
While women felt more included when they perceived male colleagues as allies, men who saw themselves that way reported more personal growth as a result.
The president is asking the Federal Trade Commission to ban or limit their use as part of an executive order promoting competition.
Workers who filed complaints faced retaliation and rarely got a favorable result from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
An experimental study found that the vast majority of women didn’t support a pay policy that corrected for an advantage they received, slightly more than men in the same position.
The wealthy textile manufacturer harbored ambitions that went far beyond the well-being of his own workforce and depleted his fortune.
Polls have consistently found robust support for this benefit, with a growing share of the public approving of paid time off for dads.
Can companies legally require workers to get vaccinated? Employers have gotten so good at finding ways to get employees to comply with their policies that it may not matter.
Single mothers need more of a break than they get under current laws.
Not all Americans can take paid leave, and some workers can’t take any time off at all if they or their loved ones get sick. Those are big problems during pandemics.
A scholar of the American safety net explains how, through her own brother, she’s getting a personal window into what it means to face COVID-19 as a worker in the gig economy.
Forty percent of US babies are born to unmarried parents. But the new paid leave policy for most federal workers disadvantages single parents.
Research suggests that kids benefit when there are fewer of them in a classroom. But quickly reducing class size can cause new problems as schools scramble to hire new teachers.
What it means to be a good teacher has changed over time, along with prevailing views on what constitutes appropriate behavior.
Teachers’ unions often say they go on strike to improve conditions for students. A closer look at recent walkouts suggests they are also fighting for something else: membership.
Governments should heed the expertise of the grassroots nonprofits that witness this scourge firsthand.
Teachers’ unions often claim they are striking for better schools on behalf of students. A closer look at recent strikes suggests they are fighting for something else: membership.
Mexico’s new president has reduced his own salary and demanded that all federal workers
– including lawmakers and judges – take a massive pay cut, too. That may be illegal.