Tag: workers rights
Fighting Inequality at the Local Level
While it's still legal to exercise your First Amendment rights, transit workers in Grand Rapids are organizing against pension theft and fare hikes. It's time we stop widening the inequality gap and start bridging it.
Chicago’s Taxpayer-Funded Ode to Robber Barons
Even though George Pullman was a feudalistic 19th-century profiteer, he considered himself a beneficent employer as he suppressed the wages of his factory workers. In current times, is our tax money going to finance a monument for his greed?
How Not to Give Employees a Raise
One CEO wants to give his workers a raise, but in doing so, he would like to receive corporate subsidies. Wait, he actually wants us taxpayers to give money to rich corporations so they can pay their employees?
CEOs Call for Wage Increases for Workers! What’s the Catch?
The powerful peers of the corporate plutocracy are frightened by wealth inequality happening in America. While many are looking to fix it, their concern is not driven by moral outrage at the injustice, but rather by self-interest.
Prosecute US Companies Who Hire Illegal Immigrant Workers to the Fullest...
Who is primarily responsible for facilitating a steady inflow of illegal immigrants into our country? The guilty parties include a huge number of U.S. companies and our own government.
The Fraud of the New ‘Family-Friendly’ Work
The new family-friendly policies seem ideally timed, but they apply only to a tiny group considered “talent”—highly educated and in high demand— to help to recruit and keep them. Let's not celebrate this new era just yet.
The American Worker: Crushed Again by the Overwhelming Power of Corporatism
President Obama and his team of corporate bullies have successfully forced Fast Track legislation for the TPP through Congress and now global corporations rule America. Once again, American workers are being kicked while they’re down.
VIDEO: Step #2: Make Work Family Friendly
"Family-friendly work" is nothing but a pipedream in the richest nation in the world. Yet it shouldn't be a luxury because it's what American workers and their families deserve—a decent life with decent pay.
Making the Economy Work for the Many, Not the Few. Step...
Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour is the first step to help the economy work for everyone. A powerful movement is already winning new laws in cities and states, and forcing companies to raise wages. Don't you think it's the least a decent society should require?
Letting Deadly Bosses off the Hook
Corporate giants have hatched a scheme to stiff employees hurt or even killed on the job. Now national corporations have launched an initiative to gut our nation’s workers compensation program by allowing companies to opt out of it.