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The biggest news about labor, jobs, unemployment, and how America works.

Why Lyft and Uber drivers did their largest strike ever

How Boeing put profits over planes

We’re all addicted to cheap stuff — and Temu knows it

It’s just a tip

The long, long Hollywood strikes have ended

Why stop at the four-day workweek?

One down, two to go: Autoworkers get a tentative deal with Ford

Going on strike is a risk

The actors strike negotiations have broken down

The Hollywood writers’ strike is over — and they won big

Everything you need to know to feel smart about the UAW strike

What’s the state of the Hollywood strikes?

The myths we tell ourselves about American farming

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This summer is giving us a glimpse at the dangerous future of work

Nobody wins in the Hollywood strikes, including billion-dollar studios

“Going shopping” is dead

It’s not just famous actors and big-name writers the Hollywood strikes are hurting

Why thousands of LA service workers are on strike

Workers are mad as hell this summer

Telephone operation was a good career for women. Then it got automated.

Teachers are striking for more than just pay raises

Hollywood’s historic double strike, explained

Hollywood is staring down the barrel of a double strike

Why strikes might disrupt your summer Eurotrip

The Republican push to weaken child labor laws, explained

The massive Los Angeles public school worker strike, explained

Stop requiring college degrees for jobs that don’t need them

Child labor protections are the latest Republican target

The five-day workweek is dead

What Michigan Democrats will do now that they control a key swing state

What banning noncompetes could mean for the US workforce

America has an innovation problem. The H-1B visa backlog is making it worse.

Labor exploitation, explained by Minions

The case against SCOTUS

It’s harder than ever to get fired or laid off

A new era for the American worker

What the first Starbucks union means for workers everywhere

Hating work is having a moment

More Americans are taking jobs without employer benefits like health care or paid vacation

The death of the job

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