hould we allow each state to decide whether black Americans can marry white Americans? Today, that idea seems absurd. Most Americans believe that states shouldn’t be permitted to trample the basic right of interracial couples to marry — even if a majority of people in a state want to do so. It would be unfair […]
Peter Dreier: This upsurge in the wage wars hasn’t come about all of a sudden. It is the result of years of both changing conditions, effective grassroots organizing, and changing public views about the poor.
Peter Dreier: Long deployed by the right as an epithet, his form of left-wing populism is as American as apple pie.
Peter Dreier: Unlike the rest of the world’s democracies, the United States doesn’t use the metric system, doesn’t require employers to provide workers with paid vacations, hasn’t abolished the death penalty and doesn’t celebrate May Day as an official national holiday.
Peter Dreier: After two days of voting, the temporary results are in and the hospital prevailed — hardly a surprise in light of the one-sided playing field that the nurses had to play on.
Peter Dreier: Since the union drive began last May, the 123-year old 625-bed hospital has engaged is a nasty and expensive union-busting effort, harassing and intimidating nurse and undercutting their organizing efforts.
Peter Dreier: Since the union drive began last May, the hospital has engaged is a nasty and expensive union-busting effort, paying a bevy of experienced and high-priced union-busting firms and consultants to harass and intimidate nurses and undermine their organizing efforts.
Peter Dreier: In his new autobiography, Frank reveals how he decided to come out of the closet as a gay man, the impact that decision had on his political career, and his subsequent efforts to advance LGBT rights along with other progressive causes
Peter Dreier: Contrary to what the students claim, the American flag does not signify conformity. The ways we express our patriotism are as diverse as our nation. How one expresses one’s patriotism depends on the core values one associates with the United States.
Peter Dreier: All American women who now have the right to vote owe a debt of gratitude to the women’s suffrage movement and to Alice Paul (1885-1977), who dedicated her life to the cause of women’s equality.
Peter Dreier: Most gun-related deaths are committed by people who purchase their weapons legally. Others purchase or steal them illegally, but their ability to get access to guns is due to our lax laws on gun ownership.
Peter Dreier: There is widespread anger around the country about the racial and class injustices. The struggle to reform our criminal justice system is just one aspect of this growing progressive movement.
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.