Jon Zerolnick: The race to the bottom hurts workers throughout the film and television industry, but few groups of workers are hurting as much as the freelance musicians who record the scores to these movies and shows.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Berry Craig: The Kentucky GOP very publicly promised to put the Bluegrass State in the right to work column if they flipped the Democratic-majority state House of Representatives. The Republicans came up short.
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.
Carole Bartolotto: The problem with concluding that GMOs are safe is that the argument for their safety rests solely on animal studies. These studies are offered as evidence that the debate over GMOs is over. Nothing could be further from the truth.