Labor

Big Data and the Worker

Listen to Democracy contributor Chelsea Barabas on how "big data" is transforming the workplace, including the way we are hired and fired.

By The Editors

Labor and Capital in the Global Economy

How three decades of technological change, globalization, and government policy made workers more at the mercy of concentrated capital.

By Kimberly Clausing

Data Dilemma

Big Data is used to determine everything from job offers to prison sentences. And it’s a lot less objective than it seems.

By Chelsea Barabas

It’s Still Not the Supply Side

Yes, workers should be able to move and work freely. But economics remains fundamentally about power. A response to the “What’s Holding Us Back” symposium.

By Mike Konczal Marshall Steinbaum

The Perils of a Partisan NLRB

Although recent decisions are worth celebrating, our labor rights are far too dependent on the political affiliation of National Labor Relations Board appointees. How did it come to this?

By Erik Loomis