Friday, September 25, 2020

Tag: labor

Why rebuilding America’s manufacturing muscle is essential

Decades of industrial decline left America unprepared for the pandemic. COVID-19 simply caught America flat-footed.

Why America cannot afford to let the US Postal Service go...

The agency’s importance is growing. Come November, American democracy may depend on it.

Why Mitch McConnell’s refusal to help states with pandemic costs is...

McConnell is focused on one thing—capitalizing on the crisis at the expense of working Americans.

‘Terrified to go to work’: Hundreds of workers in meat &...

Meanwhile, deaths of slaughterhouse workers have been reported in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Colorado.

Why lifting tariffs during the COVID-19 crisis is bad for America’s...

Congress must leave the steel and aluminum tariffs in place and redouble efforts to find new uses for American products.

Why retirement insecurity is the new American epidemic

Under the current, broken system, the rich feather their own nests at everyone else’s expense.

Why is Trump trying to kill a small agency with a...

Many Americans probably have never heard of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. But they’re safer because of it.

How 1.3 million Americans risk losing their pensions

Pensions aren’t perks or “extras.” Workers earned these benefits, and they rely on that money being there during their golden years.

A veteran’s case for canceling student debt and making higher education...

The G.I. Bill helped millions realize a future they otherwise may not have ever known. We can do the same again—on an even larger scale.

The PRO Act will help rebuild the middle class

The PRO Act finally would protect workers from the threats and mind games of corporate bullies.

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10 things you need to know to stop a coup

Because the best way to stop a coup is to deter it.

The (flawed) case against Julian Assange

The many mainstream journalists cheering on his extradition may come to regret in the future when the American government comes for them or their sources.

A new Supreme Court nominee before the election may spark a crisis of legitimacy

If the institutions of government are deemed illegitimate, preserving democracy may well be left to the people demanding justice.

Trump’s EPA dismisses dangers of chlorpyrifos on children’s brain downplaying agency’s own findings

“The EPA is ignoring decades of science by leading universities and in doing so, it's neglecting its duty to protect children from pesticides.”

We’ve got our own reasons to elect Biden — and he isn’t one of...

With so much at stake Autumn 2020 is a time when people have the decisive opportunity to prevent the consolidation of illegitimate power by an authoritarian regime.