David Bensman

David Bensman is a professor of labor studies and employment relations at Rutgers University. He is the co-author of Rusted Dreams: Hard Times in a Steel Community.

The metropolitan region's progressive groups have come together in a union-led, community-based movement for a sustainable city. Read more

Working in America


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What will it take, economically and politically, to broadly regularize employment?   Read more


A great cultural transformation is driving demands for workers' control of job schedules. Read more


Payroll fraud and the shift to contingent employment are robbing workers of wages, benefits, and job security—and stealing revenues owed to government. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

How the government's policy to modernize trucks collides with its policies to promote high-wage jobs Read more

Special Report

Deregulation turned truck driving from a good job into a bad one. Now, thanks to local organizing and government action, there's a better road. Read more

Special Report