Alexandra Bradbury

Hospitals are adopting Toyota's methods for squeezing more out of each worker. The result? Management by stress—and worse care for patients.

Thousands marched and danced across the Brooklyn Bridge to the strains of a brass band in a jazz funeral for Brooklyn health care. Fierce workers are keeping two threatened hospitals alive.

Workers rushed to a Brooklyn hospital for an emergency rally to keep it "Open for Care"—after administrators began diverting patients away. In New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, unions are battling shadowy operators with dollar signs in their eyes.

Faculty members who work on short-term contracts have launched citywide, cross-college organizing drives in Boston and Pittsburgh. Most teachers and students in higher ed today are working-class.

A new program uses Bluetooth-enabled cell phones to report letter carriers’ progress.

Unions are pitching in to stop evictions. “Anyone who’s facing a housing crisis will also have a job crisis story to tell you,” said Tony Romano, part of a coalition that fights foreclosures.