Thursday, June 30, 2022

Tag: labor force

‘Becoming a green, sustainable society:’ Shorter work weeks is one of...

"This new paper from Autonomy is a thought experiment that should give policymakers, activists and campaigners more ballast to make the case that a Green New Deal is absolutely necessary."

Again, the US is a no-vacation nation

Nearly 1-in-4 Americans receive no paid vacation or holidays.

American workers are not happy

Americans clearly are working harder and longer and better. The solution is to change the system, which is stacked against workers.

Public workers’ trump card

The larger story is that public workers who lack any formal power to strike – but have the informal power not to work – are becoming a new force in American politics and labor relations.

Federal employees’ union sues Trump administration as 420,000 work without pay...

The American Federation of Government Employees, or AFGE, says it’s illegal for federal workers to be forced to work without pay.

Why domestic workers are fighting like hell to stop Brett Kavanaugh

“Every day, I hear stories of working women just like me, stories full of pain, fear, silence and same.”

Americans work too much already

The Save American Workers Act would do nothing of the sort, but it would force many employees to log more hours.

The Morality of a $15 Minimum

A national movement is growing for a $15 an hour minimum wage rase—workers at fast-food and big-box retail establishments are striking for a raise. So when will corporate America start moving toward this goal?

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China will decide the outcome of Russia v. the West

Is Putin the face of the future or the final gasp of the past?

Extremism exposed, handing off golden midterm levers – IF only Democrats push systemic changes

The tragic irony is that the volcanic extremism on display is anything but invisible or mysterious or unexpected.

Why we’ll fix the climate crisis

Humanity has always been resilient. When our backs are against the wall, we will stand up and fight against whatever is trying to hold us down.

‘Bombshell after bombshell’ dropped as Jan. 6 testimony homes in on Trump guilt

"Hutchinson's testimony of the deeply detailed plans of January 6 and the inaction of those in the White House in response to the violence show just how close we came to a coup," said one pro-democracy organizer.

Viruses can remain infectious on microplastics for three days

“It doesn’t take many virus particles to make you sick.”