It’s Lose-Lose for Unions with Rand Paul

Rand Paul Presidential Candidate

Berry Craig: Having been thwarted by the Democrats hold in the House, Team Rand is claiming the Kentucky double-dipping ban is unconstitutional. They’ve considered challenging it in court, an interesting prospect considering that Paul professes to be a “states’ rights” guy.

Long Beach Walmart’s Black Friday Protest

Black Friday Walmart Protest

Pandora Young: The workers were going without food to protest the low wages and part-time work schedules that leave so many Walmart employees unable to afford enough food for themselves and their families.

Americans Confront the Walmart 1 Percent

Walmart Black Friday Protest

Peter Dreier: The Black Friday rallies and demonstrations represent a dramatic escalation of the growing protest movement among employees of America’s largest private employer.

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.

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.

Democrats Need Minimum-Wage Movement to Win This November

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RJ Eskow: There are only a handful of issues that can energize that base, especially this late in the election season, and the minimum wage may be the most powerful of them all.

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