Saturday, July 13, 2024

Tag: Opinion

How corporations try to divide and exploit America’s workers

“These companies are not going to give you everything out of the goodness of their hearts. They start sweating when they see you standing together.”

Why U.S. labor laws need a major update—the PRO Act is...

The PRO Act will help to level the playing field and arrest the decades-long erosion of labor rights that significantly accelerated under the previous, anti-worker presidential administration.

A groundbreaking court case argues U.S. climate denial policy violates Americans’...

Our broken environmental policy treats nature as a human resource. Here’s how it can be fixed.

You don’t want to imagine an ocean without coral reefs—but you...

Scientists call the coral reefs the “rainforests of the sea,” because coral reefs—like rainforests—are highly diverse ecosystems; their destruction would lead to the extinction of a large number of species.

Why the USDA is being sued—again

The USDA is facing lawsuits for shirking its responsibility to protect birds from animal welfare violations.

Tyson exploits consumers just like its animals and the workers who...

Vulnerable workers, abused animals and a rigged system are the foundation of an unethical, destructive business model.

How Americans can help the frontline workers battling Covid-19

The pandemic highlighted the essential work that nursing home staff members perform—and the necessity of treating them as essential workers from now on.

How Mitch McConnell flouts the will of the American people

Right now, one person—Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell—stands in the way of America’s fight against COVID-19.

Teachers are on a tightrope with no safety net

The hybrid model teachers are being thrust into during the pandemic isn’t sustainable without more resources and support.

How Donald Trump is putting American workers at risk

The federal government long ago created various agencies to protect workers’ rights and safety, but Trump turned them into appendages of corporate America.

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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.