Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag: worker rights

CBO analysis shows $15 federal minimum wage would raise pay for...

A Congressional Budget Office analysis published Monday showed that raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 would significantly increase pay...

The time has come for a global minimum wage

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is celebrating its 100th anniversary this June. In the wake of a devastating world war, its mission...

How keeping workers safe benefits employers

Companies are beginning to understand that creating safe working environments bring various benefits aside from protecting profits.

The man in the bathtub, December 1, 1940

The 1930s were a rough time for all who labored.... Or sought work.

Labor Day 2017: Working families move closer to paid parental leave

For the nation’s poor working parents, the absence of paid leave is only the visible top of an iceberg of workplace challenges.

A New Bill of Rights for Workers: 10 demands the labor...

It is time for unions to return to demanding workers’ rights without apology. 

LGBTQ workers still face employment discrimination

In an era when 90 percent of America believes it is unfair to discriminate against someone due to their sexual orientation, it’s remarkable we haven’t made this law.

American workers seek trade enforcement, not protection

A good first step would be imposing Trade Expansion Act penalties that are as strong as American defense must be.

Companies can either make things or make CEOs rich

Making breakthroughs for consumers is hard, companies have found. But making fortunes for CEOs is easy.

Together at last?

‘The Majority’ Converges on May 1st

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How a trojan horse project to rewrite our constitution could actually happen if Trump...

It’s often said that if Trump is reelected, it’ll be the end of democracy in America. But how could Trump get reelected,...

“We are what America looks like”: The trials of ‘the Squad’

“Our squad is big. Our squad includes any person committed to building a more equitable and just world and that is the...

‘Astonishing’ Texas legal Win tops decades of clean-water heroism

Precedents Set: Big $$ Penalty Fueled by Key Citizen Evidence

 Sometimes, unstoppable anti-pollution champions must get their feet...

Just hours before Trump unleashed more racist attacks at rally, 137 house Democrats joined...

Just hours before President Donald Trump took to the stage in Greenville, North Carolina and unleashed more racist vitriol against Rep. Ilhan Omar and...

Planet of the surreal

As I turn 75, there’s no simpler way to put it than this: I’m an old man on a new planet --...