Nari Rhee: The impact will fall disproportionately on low-wage workers, immigrants, and workers of color, who are least able to absorb financial and health shocks.
Tom Conway: Medical professionals looking to the Trump administration for leadership will hear nothing but a resounding silence.
Randy Shaw: Instead of helping the workers meet housing costs, UCSC fired the workers. A UC system that relies on grad students for much of its teaching decided to leave these vital workers unable to afford housing.
David Bacon: What’s keeping airline food workers from following in the footsteps of their fellow Local 2 members in the hotels is an antiquated labor law.
Steve Early: Unlike all the other union-backed politicians who’ve run for president since the mid-1970s, Bernie Sanders was a labor solidarity activist long before he was elected to anything.
Lawrence Wittner: The wage stagnation of the Trump era is particularly hard on America’s vast number of low-paid workers.
James Preston Allen: For most of Arian’s life, he was red baited and branded as a commie. Yet this didn’t stop two successive Democratic Los Angeles mayors from appointing him to the Harbor Commission
David Bacon: FARMCOOP became the source of everything from financial planning and marketing skills to organic farming resources and political organizing strategy.
Tony Butka: He was spot on in understanding that Unions represented a great vehicle for empowering workers, including black workers, to be able to stand up at a bargaining table and negotiate a binding written contract with employers.
Tom Conway: U.S. life expectancy dropped three years in a row, America’s suicide rate is at a record high, millions struggle with opioid addictions, and workers with multiple part-time jobs battle hopelessness.
Richard Greeman: Today’s intractable nationwide confrontation over retirement – a sacred cow, like Social Security in the U.S. – is best understood as a deliberate provocation on the part of Macron, both in its form and its substance.
Berry Craig: Trump’s not just a bloviating bigot and boor; he’s also a union-buster.
Kevin B. Anderson: France’s mass strikes have mobilized millions, persisting into a sixth day, in an attempt to forestall severe cuts to the social gains of the working class.