The Year That Labor Hung On By Its Fingertips

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

Broad­ly speak­ing, there have been two very large labor sto­ries this year. The first is, ​“I have been forced into unem­ploy­ment due to the pan­dem­ic, and I am scared.” And the sec­ond [...]

Remembering Leo Panitch

By Ronan Burtenshaw, Tribune Magazine. -

My first meeting with Leo Panitch didn’t go so well. I was sitting in a restaurant before the 2016 Labour Party conference in Liverpool with Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara. Leo arrived dressed in [...]

America’s Current Jobs ‘Great Depression’

By Jack Rasmus. -

“Two well-known and highly respected mainstream economists, Carmen Reinhart, a chief economist for the World Bank, and Vincent Reinhart, chief economist for Morgan Stanley bank, have recently [...]

Workers Are Striking During The COVID18 Pandemic

By Celine McNicholas and Margaret Poydock, Economic Policy Institute. -

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed much about work in the United States: There have been countless examples of workers speaking out against unsafe work conditions and demanding personal [...]

Yes, The U.S. Unemployment Rate Is Low, But So Is The Job Quality Index

By Matt Higgins, Occupy.com -

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ November jobs report released on Dec. 6 showed a 50-year low unemployment rate of 3.5 percent, with 266,000 jobs added. This signals a strong economy. But [...]

Labor Organizers Have Filed A Complaint Against The Marciano Art Foundation Over Its Abrupt Closure In The Wake Of Unionization Efforts

By Sarah Cascone, News.artnet.com -

“[The museum closure] shows that they would rather shut down a ‘public service’ institution than raise wages a dime—or raise pay a dime above minimum wage,” one of the laid-off workers, Spencer [...]

Teachers Are More Stressed Out Than You Probably Think

By Steven Singer, Gadflyonthewallblog.com -

When I was just a new teacher, I remember my doctor asking me if I had a high stress job. I said that I taught middle school, as if that answered his question. But he took it to mean that I had [...]

The Latest Attacks On Labor, Social Security, And Government

By Nancy Altman, Independentmediainstitute.org/economy-for-all -

Labor Day is a holiday designed to honor America’s workers. Instead, Donald Trump continues to attack them. Indeed, his administration is in the midst of a stealth effort that not only attacks [...]

NLRB Reversing Important Labor Law Precedents

By Bobbi Murray, Capitalandmain.com -

Employee 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 [...]

Every American Should Be Guaranteed A Job. The Green New Deal Could Make That Happen.

By Editors, Inthesetimes.com -

Yes! President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed a “second Bill of Rights” in his 1944 State of the Union, a list of economic and social rights including “the right to a useful and remunerative [...]

Disabled In A Capitalist Society

By Sheshu Babu, Countercurrents.org -

Since the major aim of capitalists is to see that maximum production can be extracted from labor, exploitation of workers becomes a key factor. Ordinary workers, thus, face constant harassment, [...]

We Have The Money To Fix Our Food System

By Brian Wakamo, Otherwords.org -

Poverty is expensive, but fixing it doesn’t have to be — at least not compared to the status quo. The Institute for Policy Studies and the Poor People’s Campaign recently released a Moral Budget, [...]

Labor Strikes Back: How Workers Can Win

By Dan Sisken, Occupy.com. -

In mid-June, the Washington DC chapter of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) hosted a panel discussion, "Labor Strikes Back!", to answer these questions. The discussion was moderated by [...]

Starbucks Has A Slave Labor Problem

By Anna Canning, Fairworldproject.org -

Once again, Brazilian labor inspectors have found slave labor1 on plantations where Starbucks buys coffee. And not just any plantations, but ones that have been “certified” to Starbucks’ C.A.F.E. [...]

‘Value’ Of Unpaid Work By Women

By Sheshu Babu, Countercurrents.org -

In an article ( Women’s unpaid work:some statistics, 7 March 2000, theguardian.com), compiled by Global Women’s Strike campaign, ‘….. unwaged work contributes as much as £ 739 bn to the British [...]