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.
Richard Greeman: Deaf to the angry people’s legitimate grievances, unwilling to deal with them, Macron has given himself no other choice than to legislate new repressive legal restrictions to suppress their continued free expression.
Carolfrances Likins: I miss getting on the train and calling out, “U.T.!” and hearing, “L.A.!” shouted back to me by a zillion voices from a zillion sisters and brothers in red t-shirts and high spirits.
David Bacon: A national growers’ lobby has sued the U.S. Department of Labor to freeze the wages of H-2A workers at a level barely above minimum wage.