Tag: Social Benefits
How union workers are fighting to save veterans
“It’s hard for veterans to ask for help.”
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.
Inequality costs Social Security trillions. Here’s how we fix it.
If the wealthy simply paid the same tax the rest of us do, we could even expand benefits.
Why student debt cancellation is reasonable, not radical
The right has narrowed the parameters of discussion on student debt forgiveness, and President Biden is not fighting back aggressively enough. We should, in fact, center the idea of fairness in this debate.
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.
Behold, the new GOP culture wars
The Republican Party’s latest wave of attacks against anyone who threatens the white supremacist patriarchy is couched in false concern for health and well-being.
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.