The abysmal conditions of labor in the United States are exacerbated by the Great Recession, which we’re still very much in, despite what Obama says. But they reflect long-term trends and are having a devastating effect on many lives. What recovery there has been has been almost exclusively for those who were already doing just fine. Labor in the US hasn’t been this bad off since before World War II. In honor of Labor Day, I explore these issues this week in my column at Souciant.