Labor

Walmart Workers Ramp Up Protests for Black Friday

Walmart Workers Strike

Diane Krauthamer: Walmart workers say they have more actions planned for the days leading up to Thanksgiving, traditionally a time for Americans to spend a day or two reconnecting with friends and family, share a festive meal, and begin preparing for the holiday season.

Nurses Strike: It’s Not Just about Ebola

Kaiser Nurses Strike

Alexandra Bradbury: Though the vicious virus, which can kill in a matter of days, engenders a particular horror, it’s far from the biggest danger facing health care workers on the job, or patients in a hospital.

Why Hasn’t Minimum Wage Raise Happened Yet?

Los Angeles Minimum Wage

Rosemary Jenkins: It is just counterintuitive that our economy can grow if people have no money to spend! Earn more, spend more–on housing, cars, food, clothing, all of which then generates more jobs at the retail level, manufacturing, construction, and so forth.

War Over Wages, City by City

War Over Wages, City by City

Peter Dreier: This upsurge in government-mandated wage hikes hasn’t come about suddenly. It is the result of years of both changing conditions, effective grassroots organizing, and changing public views about the poor.

What Would It Take to Make American Workers Better Thinkers?

Training American Workers

Rachel Burstein: The U.S. labor force isn’t just lacking in technical skills. But we don’t understand how to train people in communication and creativity.

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