Tag: labor

  • Why do Unions matter?

    I’ll be asking some distinguished members of the Brandeis community to weigh in on this. For now, please read this article. It’s a magnificent look at the past, present, and future of organized labor in America. The article is four pages long, written by Kevin Drum of Mother Jones, and it’s a great primer on […]

  • Labor Laws and Unpaid Internships

    There was a good article in yesterday’s New York Times about an issue I’m surprised has taken this long to be investigated: the possible illegality of unpaid internships. Apparently some people are finally getting concerned that unpaid internships at for-profit companies constitute free labor, and are therefore a violation of minimum-wage laws. As it turns […]