Friday, September 25, 2020

Tag: labor

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.

Who wants to join a union? A growing number of Americans

Unions and these new forms of advocacy can’t get workers the voice they expect on their jobs until U.S. labor laws become stronger.

Trump betrays workers – again and again and again

Despite all the posturing, this is an administration and Congress beholden to deep-pocket donors and entrenched corporate interests, that is acting relentlessly and systematically to undermine working people.

Exposed: Undercover reporter at Amazon warehouse found abusive conditions & no...

Journalist James Bloodworth spent a month working undercover as a “picker” in an Amazon order fulfillment center and unveils abusive conditions.

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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.