Saturday, July 13, 2024

Tag: labor

How unions safeguard workers’ sweat equity

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

How books can be used to build up America or to...

The assault on classroom libraries represents one front in DeSantis’s scorched-earth campaign to divide communities and marginalize certain Americans.

How corporations hope to eviscerate workers’ right to strike

Corporations so fear this kind of worker power that they’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rig the scales and help them kill future strikes before they even begin.

Why union workers are a first line of defense to protect...

Is the Republican plan to move the goalposts on those already paying into Social Security going to force younger Americans to work themselves into the grave?

Google’s stock climbed after it fired 12,000 employees—but what did they...

The tech sector is laying off tens of thousands of workers, making it clear that economic growth is currently valued above all else.

Public libraries continue to thrive despite defunding and privatization attacks

Efforts by governments and cities across the nation to defund the public library indicate a misunderstanding of the essential role that libraries play.

The federal program that can protect workers when foreign trade kills...

The importance of the program only continues to grow because of the war in Ukraine, foreign competitors’ efforts to subvert fair trade laws and other factors outside workers’ control.

New York Times Strike: From reporters to rabble-rousers

Workers at the “newspaper of record” stopped working to demand better pay and labor rights—but only for a day. What would happen if they actually flexed their power?

How a federal agency’s funding crisis imperils workers’ rights

Workers need a robustly funded and staffed NLRB now more than ever as employers invent new ways to subvert union drives and deny workers a voice on the job.

Why Raphael Warnock’s reelection could tip the balance for America’s economic...

“He’s there to work. He’s not there to make the backdoor deals. I wish we could have more senators like that.”

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IRS reclaims over $1 billion from wealthy tax evaders in under a year

New IRS funding from the Inflation Reduction Act targets wealthy tax dodgers, reclaiming over $1 billion in unpaid taxes.

Only a despot-friendly Supreme Court, instead of reigning in WH crimes, opens the gates

The right’s ferocious war on the Constitution has now super-powered the executive, leaving Congress, the judiciary, regulators, and ordinary, law-abiding citizens in the lurch.

Two-thirds of Americans, including majority of Biden supporters, urge President to withdraw from 2024...

New poll reveals widespread belief that Biden should step aside, as Democrats consider alternatives.

Tariffs don’t protect jobs. Don’t be fooled.

When employees have become their own employers, they will make the quantities and qualities of a society’s jobs a key policy objective rather than a side-effect of policies focused elsewhere.

Inside China-focused Congressional hearings, panic, paranoia, and hypocrisy reign

China is not a threat because it’s threatening our security—China is a threat because it’s successful.