Berry Craig: From late August to early September, 1921, 7,000 to 20,000 UMWA coal miners fought to shove 2,500 to 3,500 anti-union lawmen and volunteers off the mountain.
Rankism, a term coined by physicist, educator, and citizen diplomat Robert W. Fuller, is used to describe "abusive, discriminatory, or exploitative behavior towards people because of their rank in a particular hierarchy". According to Fuller rank-based abuse underlies many other phenomena such as bullying, racism, sexism, and homophobia.
Jessica Goodheart: A Los Angeles-based program—the only one like it for janitors in the country—has helped align janitorial staffs with the sustainability goals of office building owners.
Irene Monroe: With forty years since the Jonestown massacre, a more disturbing image of the Revered Jim Jones’s treatment toward his LGBTQ parishioners emerges.
Sikivu Hutchinson: For scores of very young non-binary children, the ability to define themselves for themselves is a radical rebuke of Western Eurocentric power structures that say biology is destiny and queer sexuality should be on lockdown.
Berry Craig: Republicans, for the umpteenth time, are fishing for union votes with the social issues bait. They’ve been at for almost 40 years.
Rev. Irene Monroe: Is it possible that my “gaydar” is off about “Sesame Street”? Perhaps. But hasn’t “Sesame Street” over the years, in a tongue-in-cheek fashion, winked and nodded to the LGBTQ community?
Leonard Isenberg: What if the strike doesn’t work and LAUSD winds up using it to break the union, so that it can start hiring “teachers” fresh out of college, loaded with debt, and desperate for work at $35,000 a year?
Don Kilhefner: Gay Liberation, with its revolutionary world view and emphasis on the restructuring of society to benefit all (today called Democratic Socialism), is an embarrassment to the gay and lesbian “me generation” shaped by the social Darwinism and self-absorption of the Reagan era and beyond.
Berry Craig: A contingent of Local 184 members escorted the truck-pulled giant John as it rolled up Broadway. Hanging next to the commode was a scaled-to-size paper towel roll.
Richard Greeman: Despite Donald Trump’s far-right, anti-labor crony-capitalist reign, an unforeseen wave of militant, self-organized teachers’ strikes began spreading from one conservative state to another.
WJ Astore: The so-called Democratic Socialists are not advocating nationalization of industry; they’re basically New Deal Democrats in the tradition of FDR.
Steve Early: Too many local union and central labor council officials, who are key endorsement decision-makers, don’t seem to have gotten the memo from the national AFL-CIO about backing real labor candidates.
Berry Craig: Unions hope the voters elect enough pro-union Democrats to significantly reduce the anti-labor GOP bulge in both Missouri houses.