Black Lung Disease is Still Killing Miners. The Coal Industry Doesn't Want to Hear It

Black Lung Disease is Still Killing Miners. The Coal Industry Doesn't Want to Hear It

Elyssa East

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Co-published with The Guardian. Today’s black lung rates are higher than 50 years ago, affecting men as young as their 30s, and in Kentucky their right to decent healthcare is being curtailed.

Who Can Afford to Get Pregnant? IVF 'Baby Scholarships' Raise a Class Issue

Who Can Afford to Get Pregnant? IVF 'Baby Scholarships' Raise a Class Issue

Anna Louie Sussman

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Co-published with The Guardian. Foundations are now helping couples and individuals seeking fertility treatments.

Professors are Selling their Plasma to Pay Bills. Let's Hold Colleges' Feet to the Fire

Professors are Selling their Plasma to Pay Bills. Let's Hold Colleges' Feet to the Fire

Alissa Quart

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Co-published with The Guardian. If you like your coffee fair trade, why not your children’s school ‘fair labor’? Here’s a simple but effective proposal.

General Motors, Sears & Toys R Us: Layoffs Highlight our Shredding Financial Safety Net

General Motors, Sears & Toys R Us: Layoffs Highlight our Shredding Financial Safety Net

Ross Barkan

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Co-published with NBC. Millions of Americans are in danger of entering their final decades unable to afford ballooning medical bills and cost-of-living expenses.

Forget Elections—Labor Needs To Get Back to Its Roots

Forget Elections—Labor Needs To Get Back to Its Roots

Tom Lewandowski

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Co-published with In These Times. At this point, betting our future on the next brutal mating ritual of Republicans and Democrats is not a bet most workers are willing to take.