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Why the repeal of anti-union laws in Michigan boosts workers nationwide

Michigan's victory represents the latest in a string of victories for workers mobilizing to build strength across the country.

How leaders in the Department of Labor are fighting for workers’...

“We have an opportunity right now to buy American and build America like never before.”

Michigan opens the door to restoring union power

For the first time in nearly 60 years, a state is poised to reverse its “right to work” law and begin to undo the damage of a corporate-driven anti-union trend.

What Kevin Alexander Gray taught me

The late civil rights activist and author didn’t let elected officials off the hook, no matter how liberal. He understood the importance of intersectionality and what it takes to achieve progressive change.

‘Class war’ erupts at hearing as union leader and GOP senator...

Bernie Sanders declared at the conclusion of Wednesday's hearing that "there's a class war going on whether we want to recognize it or not."

Debunking ‘no one wants to work anymore’

Instead of saying “no one wants to work anymore,” we should be saying, “no one wants to be exploited anymore.”

How GOP lawmakers are putting teen workers in harm’s way

“Why would you want to weaken the law when you can see companies already taking advantage?”

Sanders, Democrats, and a lone Republican revive PRO Act to strengthen...

"With CEOs spending $340 million a year on union-busting tactics to intimidate and silence workers seeking to form unions, the deck has never been more stacked against workers speaking out."

How Howard Schultz made Starbucks the poster child of corporate abuse

The billionaire CEO returned to Starbucks to curb union activity. His union busting has been so egregious that the company’s already poor reputation is now in tatters.

How unions safeguard workers’ sweat equity

When companies do threaten to close worksites, unions step up to preserve jobs and protect communities.

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The Medicare Advantage Paradox: How private insurers cost taxpayers billions

Recent studies and reports from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) reveal that MA overpayments have significantly burdened taxpayers.

Clarence Thomas faces fresh scrutiny over undisclosed luxury trips funded by billionaire

This has prompted renewed calls for his resignation and demands for stricter ethics reforms for the highest court in the land.

Trump’s $48 billion corporate tax cut proposal exceeds annual K-12 education budget

The proposed reduction in the corporate tax rate from 21% to 15% would result in massive tax savings for the largest U.S. companies, benefiting wealthy shareholders while neglecting workers and public investments.

Russia’s war on Ukraine generates more emissions than 175 countries: $32 billion climate bill...

The first two years of Russia’s invasion resulted in greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the annual emissions of 175 individual countries, further intensifying the global climate emergency.

Navigating the energy transition: Renewables abound, but grid challenges loom

Renewable energy doesn’t matter if we can’t distribute it.