Thursday, February 20, 2020

Tag: labor

‘Historic day for American unions:’ Los Angeles teachers strike earns victory...

"This fight was won with union power AND community power."

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.

Marriott hotel strikers set a new industry standard

Their common demands focused on three areas – job security, workload, and wages and benefits – and the slogan, “One Job Should Be Enough.”

Jeff Bezos has enough! It’s time for a maximum wage.

A Q&A with author Sam Pizzigati.

How to hold corporations accountable

It’s time to demand that the economic system work for all of us.

Eight holiday gifts American workers need

Here are eight gifts that would convert workers’ blue, blue, blue, blue Christmases to white.

Trump takes on General Motors (and guess who wins?)

If Trump were serious about his aims, he’d try to reduce the chokehold of Wall Street investors on American corporations while strengthening the hand of American labor unions.

Labor’s challenge to the new Democrats in Congress

Far too many so-called representatives of the people forget the working men and women who volunteered their valuable time to canvass and call and convince for them.

Disneyland Resort raises minimum wage to $15 for thousands of more...

The resort, located in Anaheim, California, and hotel cast members from United Here! Local 11 "ratified a five-year term" increasing the minimum wage to $15 effective January 2019.

Why labor is holding its applause for Michigan’s latest ‘workers’ rights’...

Even as they passed the measures, lawmakers made it clear that they did so not to enshrine them in law, but to create an opportunity to water them down later.

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Sander’s monumental mistake: failing to explain exactly what a democratic socialist government is

It’s time that Sanders speaks out, explains what democratic socialism is and reminds Americans that it is a central part of this country, and that’s why he espouses that political ideology.

Factchecking NPR’s attempted takedown of Bernie Sanders

Their ignorance is willful, and finds its roots in a profoundly ideological position, an ideology adopted by journalists who favor and are rewarded by corporate arguments promoted by corporate Democrats.
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Yale study says Medicare for All would save US $450 billion, prevent nearly 70,000...

The study in The Lancet found that Medicare for All, supported by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, will save money and is more cost-effective than “Medicare for All Who Want It."

New study shows Medicare for All will save Americans billions and prevent thousands of...

This study helps quiet several attacks made on Medicare for All from the private healthcare industry.

Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to fight the climate crisis

"We applaud Jeff Bezos' philanthropy, but one hand cannot give what the other is taking away."