Public education and its traditions united communities. But “school choice” could put that legacy at risk.
Conservatives and liberals, feminists and anti-abortion activists have teamed up to advocate for pregnant women’s rights in the workplace—but their reasoning is very different.
A new book explores the fascinating medieval history of a word whose current meaning has little to do with skill or labor.
The private sector doesn’t compensate women fairly. Can it learn anything from the federal hiring process?
According to a new federal ruling, those who work as teaching or research assistants at private universities can now collectively bargain.
Breaking with Republican orthodoxy, a right-leaning think tank has proposed new federal benefits for the working poor when they take time off to care for a newborn or manage an illness.
Fairness on the job isn’t something that happens naturally. It has to be built.
The problem isn’t so much not having it all, but having way too much.
A court case in New York City between McDonald’s and its workers could change the way employees negotiate their pay.
Hispanics and Asians, more than might be expected, tend to trust that they have a fair shot at getting ahead.
The satirical website Rent-A-Minority is a biting indictment of how people in business often talk about diversity.
In Chicago, a few undocumented immigrants find shelter and work as they wait, sometimes years, for a court date.
With Tesla and Switch moving to town, the city unveils its tech ambitions.
The case against your dad’s favorite social-media platform being used to “connect” with younger women
Labor Day is as good an excuse as any to catch up on a case that’s been drawing a lot…
The latest action in the Democrats’ push for paid sick leave takes place today: President Obama is signing an executive…
A roundup of recent stories on the changing nature of work in America
The poor production values and overly emphatic voiceovers define an art form that is timeless, sometimes terrifying, and quintessentially American.
"9.1 percent" doesn't begin to tell us how deep and widespread the jobs crisis truly is
What's really behind the 30-year collapse of the middle class? One statistic, often ignored, begins to provide a clearer picture.