Steven Greenhouse

Steven Greenhouse was a New York Times reporter for 31 years, including 19 as its labor and workplace reporter. He is the author of the new book Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor.


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The new Clean Slate report alerts the public and policymakers about the dismal state of worker power and worker voice. Read more

Working in America

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CEOs, Silicon Valley investors, and techno-academics talk to themselves about new technologies, but workers must have a say in these debates as well. Read more

Working in America


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A Labor Day look at the president’s continual attacks on America’s working men and women Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Hector Figueroa, 1962–2019 Read more

Working in America


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But unions were sharply divided about how to deal with the tech giant. Read more

Energy and the Environment

Confronted with a Supreme Court ruling designed to hobble them, the nation’s public-sector unions have increased in size and grown more militant. Read more

Working in America

This year, thousands of teachers, hotel workers, Google employees, and others walked off the job and won major gains. Which raises two questions: Why now? And will this continue? Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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The Supreme Court nominee showed more concern for overregulation than worker safety in a U.S. Court of Appeals case involving the death of a whale trainer. Read more

Law and Justice

Madeline Janis, who pioneered local hiring agreements, is now enlisting cities to have railcars and buses made in America—by union workers. Read more

Housing and Transportation


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Basically, nothing. But will that be sufficient to peel away voters? Read more

Economic Policy

If they ever get the bugs out, autonomous cars will put a lot of human drivers out of work. Read more

Economic Policy


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Donald Trump’s unusual deal with Carrier Corp. to keep 800 jobs in the U.S. alarmed many economists, but it points to the need for a corporate norm that doesn’t tilt toward outsourcing. Read more

Working in America


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The fear of Donald Trump's wrath may have been the biggest factor prompting Carrier to drop plans to move its Indianapolis plant to Mexico. Had President Obama gone that route, Republicans would have assailed him for meddling in the free market. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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While the Donald had a powerful message for white workers, Clinton failed to convey a robust pro-worker stance. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Gig workers in the Uber economy are organizing to win more say over their jobs—and writing a new chapter in American labor history. Read more

Working in America



A new paper suggests how to better regulate the gig economy, but the plan may only reinforce its worst abuses. Read more

Working in America

American computer software engineers go the way of factory workers. Read more