Julie Gutman Dickinson: While Trump may have been silent about his attitude toward unions, the actions of his company in Las Vegas speak volumes about how a President Trump would deal with workers who exercise their right to organize.
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.
Rep. Alan Grayson: In 1912, in a strike at Paint Creek, the mining company forced the striking miners and their families out of their homes, to live in tents. Then they sent armed goons into that tent city, and opened fire on men, women and children there with a machine gun.
Soya Jung: He would talk with me about what was going on in my life, and when I told him what a mess I was, he would comfort me and make me laugh with his own stories.
Sebastián Sclofsky : Before we continue to use these great athletes and their achievements as tokens of America’s diversity and possibilities, we will do good to remember that they are not the product of the American Dream, but rather the exception to the American Nightmare.
Berry Craig: “Why doesn’t some reporter stick a mike in Trump’s face and say ‘When are you going to bring your jobs back?'”
RJ Eskow: The idea that anyone can succeed on the internet is a warmed-over Horatio Alger story for the digital era. Underlying it is that age-old cynical con: If you’re poor, blame your own moral failure.
Vijay Prashad: What is happening in America? The city of Milwaukee in the State of Wisconsin was convulsed in violence after the fatal shooting of a black man by police officers on August 13. The riot went on for two days
he Metropolitan Community Church in the San Fernando Valley is truly a remarkable place with extraordinary leadership. Recently, I had the good fortune of attending a gathering there and meeting the church pastor, the prize-winning author, Bob Shore-Goss. Some of you might be familiar with this church because for decades it has been one […]
David Bacon: AB 1066 phases in overtime pay, so that farm workers will receive time-and-a-half after 9.5 hours in a day in 2019, nine hours in 2020, 8.5 hours in 2021, and eight hours in 2022.
Paul Haeder: I have both taught and worked alongside people who just believe deep down there’s no sense in fighting the powers that be, and that’s it, too bad, sure, but what can we do about it?
Mark Naison: My grandfather, when he worked, was a presser in the garment trades, making extra income as a bartender and bootegger. He was a strong arm man for his union who fought gangsters from Murder Incorporated in the streets of the Garment district.
Alvaro Huerta: Like many braceros of his generation from rural Mexico, my father didn’t speak too much about the horrible working and housing conditions he endured while toiling in el norte.
Nancy Scheper-Hughes: The worst part of living on the dole was the anxiety each month on the day the check was due to arrive.