Labor

Labor’s Janus-Faced Juncture

Janus was the god of turning points and transitions. Now a Supreme Court case that bears this name threatens to mark a watershed for organized labor, and not a good one.

By Joseph A. McCartin

When the President Is King

As the French opposition has failed to oppose Macron, can the resistance on the streets find its way back into the institutions of power?

By Daniel Nichanian

Canada's NAFTA Labor Plank

What does it portend for the future of progressive trade?

By Dean Baker

How Should We Think About Inequality?

Research on Seattle's new minimum wage has cast doubt over whether $15 an hour really gave a raise to low-wage workers. An article in Boston Review offers unconventional advice for progressives arguing over that finding: Change the subject.

By Nathan Pippenger

Trump Taking Us Back in Time on Labor Rights

A Trump NLRB may well overturn most of the major precedents of the Obama era, as this week's appointments have further elucidated.

By Sharon Block