Labor Conditions

AFL-CIO Praises Obama's Perez Pick

President Obama announced Monday that he would nominate Thomas E. Perez, who heads the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department, to be the next secretary of labor.

Walmart Admits Goods Were Made at Bangladesh Factory Before Fire

Walmart has admitted some of its products were made at the Bangladesh garment factory where a weekend fire killed at least 112 people.

Forever 21 Withholds Labor Records After Feds Ask About Sweatshops

The Department of Labor is going after Forever21 because the company refuses to open up its labor records.

A Chicago Teacher Explains: Why I'm Striking

Chicago schoolteacher Xian Barrett says classroom conditions are unfair to teachers–and students.

Amazon.com on Pace to be Bigger Than Walmart by Decade's End

Amazon.com is already the world’s largest online retailer and if they continue growing at the current pace they’ll be bigger than Walmart by the end of the decade.