Category: Labor

Zack Guzman: U.S. Way Behind in Paid Time Off

Compared to the amount of paid time off afforded to workers in other countries, American employees are woefully undercompensated

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Dean Baker: Unions in the 21st Century

A Potent Weapon Against Inequality

Harold Meyerson: The Labor Question is Back, Big-Time

Like frogs in a slowly boiling pot, Americans are finally realizing how dire their labor situation is

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Steve Early: Teamster Tackles Corporate Democrat in California Assembly Race

In California’s “jungle primary” in June, a Teamster from Richmond astounded many observers by placing second in her state legislative race.

Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee: A Labor Day Call to Action

The End of Prison Slavery, the Rebirth of Working Class Resistance

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Jim Hightower: Help Wanted

The deeper issue is the overall lack of respect for workaday people

Nina Vaughan: Graduate Student Teachers’ Unions, Adjunct Professors, And Tenured Professors

The strike this past April by the Columbia University Graduate Teachers’ Union naturally received attention and its occurrence on the 50th Anniversary of student uprising at Columbia University in April and May of 1968 was a happy coincidence and provided an admirable historico-political resonance.  And this action by the Graduate Teachers Union was greeted with Read more…

Dave Jamieson: Missouri Voters Overturn Right-To-Work

Organized labor hopes the win will help stop the spread of the anti-union laws

Jim Campana: Trump Launches War on Federal Unions

Like President Reagan’s mass firing of thousands of air traffic controllers (PATCO), these actions by the federal government could embolden other employers and state governments to go on the attack

Leo Gerard: Sending Worker Stand-Ins to Spread Propaganda

Though membership had been declining for decades, unions added 262,000 members last year. And now they’ve got the support of 61 percent of Americans, up from a low of 48 percent in 2009

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