Issues / Labor
Despite years of pressure on Hershey’s, Nestlé, and other chocolate heavyweights, thousands of kids under 14 are still doing the tough work of harvesting cocoa beans.
The need for jobs, and the ecological limits to growth
Migrant domestic workers from Bangladesh enjoy little protection from their government, but they’re not alone.
While the restaurant giant’s workers face heightened economic uncertainty, three top executives are sailing away with gilded fortunes
The tipping initiative by Maria Shriver sidesteps Marriott's responsibility to pay its housekeepers a living wage.
As climate activists converge on New York, world leaders will meet behind closed doors with corporate honchos who bank on fossil fuels.
The big-box giant is upending people's lives by subjecting its workers to unpredictable scheduling.
Why does Wall Street tank on news portending economic gains for most Americans?
By reducing inequality, boosting consumer spending and reducing underemployment, Maryland’s new Minimum Wage Act could generate over $2 billion a year in economic benefits for the state.
An IPS intern offers her unique perspective on low wage work, tipped minimum wage, and the insurmountable burden of student loan debt