Viewpoint: Rerum Novarum is the starting point of an important tradition of Catholic social teaching that has served as alternative to secular politics.
An emerging social class called the "precariat" is defining the new normal in societies across the world. Its growth is already influencing politics, including the current U.S. presidential race.
"The efforts to stand together on behalf of all human development ... are the new picket lines of today," the cardinal said at a conference at AFL-CIO headquarters.
It's easy to make AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka go almost schoolkid giddy. Just say, "Pope Francis."
The fact of the matter is that working people deserve a higher minimum wage, and wages that go even higher, for their work.
John Oliver, host of HBO’s comedic news program Last Week Tonight, explored the dark underbelly of the fashion industry and American consumer culture on his show this Sunday.
"Trendy clothing is cheaper than ever, and cheap clothing is trendier than ever," Oliver said, citing a study showing that Americans purchased 64 clothing items per person in 2013.
More than 200 rallies held Wednesday across the U.S. marked Tax Day with calls for fair wages for a diverse cohort of labor groups.
If you’ve been convicted of a felony, it is hard to get a job. Most applications ask, usually with a check-off box, if you’ve ever been convicted.
First it was Wal-Mart.
Now it’s TJX, owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods.
Two weeks ago, General Motors announced it would be offering workers record bonuses despite an exceptionally rough fiscal year, with 30 million vehicle recalls and $3 billion in compensation to accident victims.