eptember’s shaping up to be another tough month for Martha Sellers. The Walmart cashier cleared $732 on her last twice-monthly paycheck but hasn’t paid this month’s $700 rent on her place in Bellflower. When she does, she’ll have to decide how much of the remaining $32 will be divided between food and gas to get […]
Jim Hightower: Where’s the morality in CEOs grabbing tax dollars to help subsidize their lavish executive pay packages, then turning around and stiffing their own workers in our name?
Jackie Tortora: This Friday, the Los Angeles Black Worker Center (BWC) is holding its first-ever Black Workers Congress to bring workers and the Los Angeles community together to build support and share knowledge to transform the jobs crisis in communities of color.
Gary Cohn: “Pension reform” has become the latest battle cry in a seemingly endless war that has ostensibly been declared against tax-dollar waste, but whose single-minded purpose has been to slash the job protections and benefits enjoyed by California’s working middle class.
David Love: On August 29—the day after the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington—fast food workers around the U.S. staged a walkout in hundreds of stores in 50 cities, their largest protest ever.
Cynthia Strathmann: As rates of unionization have fallen, so has compensation. One might expect unions to be all the rage with anyone who ever put in a hard day’s work. But this is not always the case, particularly in the United States.
Berry Craig: “This movement brought you the middle class, so, members of the labor movement, get on your feet and thank yourself for what you have done for the United States of America.”
Berry Craig: History is plain about what has most benefitted the working class: unions and New Deal-style government action on our behalf. A big part of the New Deal guaranteed our right to organize unions and bargain collectively for better wages, hours, working conditions and benefits.
Bill Londrigan: We may very well be witnessing at this very moment in history the beginnings, the sparks of a resurgence of labor activism which has the potential to eclipse the worker uprising of the 1930s.
Ramon Guadamoz: We are striking to protest harassment and intimidation by Green Fleet management in our efforts to form a union at our workplace and we will be out for 24 hours.
Rosemary Jenkins: Upon completing the program, they can become linesmen, working high above us on tall poles; or in the generating plants, often working underground with “hot” wires.
Jorge Amaro: Rob Walton and his family engage in lavish and expensive hobbies while the family increases its wealth by pushing certain Walmart worker costs onto taxpayers.
Jessica Durrum: The quality of the jobs this program created is far below what workers deserve. Health care is out of reach. One driver delivers pizzas after a long day transporting shipping containers for American Logistics just to make ends meet.