Buddy Bell: A few enormous benefits of reclassification will perhaps be application of the Affordable Care Act mandating a group health insurance pool for workers and the fact that the companies would have to kick in half of FICA taxes (Social Security, Medicare) just like any other employer.
Glen Ford: Capital found a solution to falling profits with the promise of super-exploitation of labor in what used to be called the Third World.
Steve Early: To avoid being bypassed again, some union activists are demanding a bigger say in 2020 presidential primary endorsements.
mployee rights advocates say this Labor Day’s family barbecues and union solidarity picnics will take place in the shadow of a Trump administration that has quietly stacked the National Labor Relations Board with anti-labor members. The federal agency is far less well-known than the IRS or EPA, but its five presidential appointees issue rulings with often […]
Lawrence Wittner: Trump has never been enthusiastic about increasing the pay of America’s workers. “Our wages are too high,” the billionaire businessman complained back in November 2015, during his campaign for the presidency
Bobbi Murray: In the face of a landmark Supreme Court ruling, public-sector unions are creating new strategies to survive — and in many cases, to grow.
Robin Urevich: A year after Janus v. AFSCME, right-to-work forces organize against organized labor in California.
Celina della Croce: In the face of a well-organized global elite that has gutted the power of workplace organizing, Cochabamba shows us that organizing the working class around a common interest
Leo W. Gerard: It pitted U.S. and Canadian workers earning family-supportive wages against Mexican workers subsisting on pathetic pay and mostly denied the right to form independent labor unions that would help raise those wages.
Valerie Vande Panne: Boggs’ theory was that some people will be left outside of production, and they can be either destructive or creative because they’ll be left out.
Nancy J. Altman and Linda Benesch: Making high-quality health care a right for all was one of the chief causes that Perkins fought for throughout her life.
Peter Dreier: The sight of the Anglo grower, who bought the land at auction, bulldozing the family’s farmhouse, trees, and crops left an indelible impression on the young Cesar.
Larry Aubry: The split among and between labor unions actually affords Blacks and Latinos the opportunity together to craft reforms that unapologetically benefit their respective groups while also contributing to a stronger union movement.