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Labor Market

The biggest news about unemployment, poverty, and how America works.

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

The death of the job

The five-day workweek is dead

What you’ve heard about people quitting their jobs might be wrong

What are you legally allowed to say at work? A group of fired Googlers could change the rules.

What should coal communities do when power plants shut down? Ask Germany.

The Supreme Court showdown over whether colleges should pay their athletes, explained

An unholy union

How Biden can rein in the Big Meat monopoly

The class of 2020 was full of hope. Then the pandemic hit.

Amazon employees fear HR is targeting minority and activism groups in email monitoring program

Poll: Most freelance workers still haven’t gotten unemployment or government loans

A Democratic plan to stretch expanded unemployment insurance through December

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How to get the coronavirus unemployment benefits, explained

Georgia’s unusual unemployment benefits rule lets some workers fall through the cracks

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How to apply for unemployment benefits if you’re a freelancer or self-employed

Getting unemployment has been a nightmare for millions of people across the country

How robots are transforming Amazon warehouse jobs — for better and worse

Meet the women suing America’s biggest companies over equal pay

A spate of lawsuits against giants from Google and Twitter to Nike and Goldman Sachs reveals the growing frustrations of women in pursuit of the C-suite.

Women are increasingly unhappy. This comic explains why.

To bring “prestige” back to education, make teachers tax-exempt, says Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman

Workers need to be part of the conversation about UBI, says “Beaten Down, Worked Up” author Steve Greenhouse

“Unions for all”: the new plan to save the American labor movement

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian: the Code Conference interview (transcript)

The Green New Deal is fracturing a critical base for Democrats: unions

McDonald’s workers are on strike. 3 presidential candidates joined them.

Connecticut is about to get a $15 minimum wage

Colin Kaepernick’s collusion grievance against the NFL, explained

Trump’s car deal with China is great — for other countries

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You have $8 billion. You want to do as much good as possible. What do you do?

Inside the Open Philanthropy Project, the group tasked with giving away Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz's massive fortune.

The gig economy isn’t going anywhere. 4 experts explain why.

The emerging plan to save the American labor movement

The big question about today’s economy — are wages going to start growing?

2017 was a great year for CEOs. Not so much for the average worker.

Why the gender discrimination lawsuit against Nike is so significant

Journalists at Thrillist vote to strike for “livable salaries” 

The Trump administration wants to make it easier for federal contractors to hide pay discrimination

More and more companies have monopoly power over workers’ wages. That’s killing the economy.

The official poverty measure is garbage. The census has found a better way.

There's no sign yet of a Trump boom in manufacturing or coal mining