Labor

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Photo of the Month: September 2016

Farm workers tend a field in California, as the state passes historic legislation for agricultural overtime pay.

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Photo of the Month: July 2016

This photo shows the signing of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act signed two years ago, for which the final rules were revealed in July.

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Multimedia: 'A Big Leap of Faith' Hiring Organized Farm Labor

After learning to make a living growing organic strawberries, one farmer decided to invest in the economic conditions of his own workers by using a union.

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Thinking On: The Market Basket Revolution

A battle over the fate of a supermarket chain is emblematic of the dilemma facing business today, maximizing shareholder value or reinvesting in workers.

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Thinking On: Reshoring Jobs from China

Manufacturing jobs are coming back to the United States due to growing labor costs and strengthening currency in China, but it is unclear if it’s a win for workers.

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Multimedia: Employee Ownership

Today we share a documentary entitled “We the Owners” that examines models of worker-owned business and high-involvement work culture.

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Multimedia: Investing in Good Jobs Gets Good Returns

MIT’s Zeynep Ton shows us what a “good” job looks like, how to create one, and why it is important to all.

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Multimedia: The Tipping Point for Tipped Work

Watch this EPI panel discussion on why exempting tipped workers from the regular minimum wage creates unlivable conditions in the growing service industry.

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Multimedia: The Viability of a Sharing Economy

An Aspen Institute panel discusses the implications of the growing sharing economy on workers.

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Better Know a Deal: Packaging Jobs for the Environment

Julie Corbett, founder of packing company Ecologic, discusses their product, practices, and future plans for the company and what it has to with jobs.