Labor

I’m Proud I Pack a Union Card

Hubert Humphrey

Berry Craig: If you pack a union card like this lifelong Kentuckian does, you ought to thank your lucky stars for liberals like Hubert Humphrey. If it were up to conservatives, we wouldn’t have unions.

Help Protect Food Workers Endangered by Antibiotics Overuse

Help Protect Food Workers Endangered by Antibiotics Overuse — Joann Lo

Joann Lo: The Food Chain Workers Alliance calls on the Los Angeles City Council to adopt the Healthy Farms to Healthy Families Resolution in support of the proposed federal bills Protection of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act and Prevention of Antibiotic Resistance Act.

Minimum Wage? How About a Maximum Wage?

Maximum Wage

Jack Rothman: The trickle down theory holds that when financial elites heap up profits, good stuff cascades down to poor folks at the bottom. What I’ve seen trickle down is meager jobs and hardly-livable housing. Mansions never seem to trickle down.

Justice Matters

Justice Matters

Rosemary Jenkins: My fear, in the meantime, is that by July 2020, $15 will be worth much less—leaving workers to be challenged by the same deflated buying power they are facing now.

The Wage War’s Two Fronts

minimum wage strategies

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.

‘Gilded Age Union-Busting’

Gilded Age Union-Busting

Berry Craig: Gilded Age steel tycoon Henry Clay Frick is long gone. But his old union-busting tactic in is play at the Century Aluminum plant in Hawesville, Kentucky.

Walmart’s ‘Plumbing Problem’

Walmart Plumbing Problem

Bobbi Murray: The employees of two of the shut-down stores — in Pico Rivera and Tulsa — have been active in organizing efforts by OUR Walmart to improve working conditions.