The Enormous Impact Of Eroded Collective Bargaining On Wages

By Lawrence Mishal, Economic Policy Institute. -

A major factor depressing wage growth for middle earners and driving the growth of wage inequality over the last four decades has been the erosion of collective bargaining.1 Indeed, the only [...]

Grocery Companies Denied Us Hazard Pay—So We Went Over Their Heads

By Sam Dancy and Chandra Messer, Labor Notes. -

We’d like to tell you a story of our struggles with Covid and our safety concerns—and how we ended up getting two city councils to enact hazard pay by law. As grocery store workers, we were [...]

When Rank And File Postal Workers Whipped Bosses, Union Leaders, And Richard Nixon

By Patrick Murfin, Heretic, Rebel, A Thing to Flout. -

The day after St. Patrick’s Day in New York City was often little more than an intense, city-wide hangover.  But on March 18, 1970 residents of the Big Apple awoke to more than just [...]

Garment Workers Have Won Billions In Stolen Wages

By Loretta Graceffo, Waging Nonviolence. -

In March 2020, Amanda Lee McCarty was laid off from her job. For years, she had been working in the fashion industry as a buyer and product developer. But as COVID-19 cases surged and lockdown [...]

Amazon Will Pay $61.7 Million To Delivery Drivers After Withholding Tips

By Johana Bhuiyan, Los Angeles Times. -

Amazon will pay more than $61.7 million to Flex drivers from whom it withheld the full amount of customer tips to settle a Federal Trade Commission investigation. The settlement comes nearly [...]

Days After Election, Trump Freezes Wages Of Farm Laborers

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

Just days after U.S. voters went to the polls to help deny President Donald Trump another four years in the White House, the Trump administration issued a little-noticed rule freezing the [...]

How Much Would It Cost Consumers To Give Farmworkers A Significant Raise?

By Daniel Costa and Philip Martin, Economic Policy Institute. -

The increased media coverage of the plight of the more than 2 million farmworkers who pick and help produce our food—and whom the Trump administration has deemed to be “essential” workers for the [...]

Twenty Days Of Underground Protests

By Olesya Orlenko, Struggle La Lucha. -

Ukraine - “This is not a strike, but a protest action.” Yuriy Samoilov, chairperson of the Krivoy Rog (Kryvyi Rih) organization of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine, prefers to [...]

Become A Socialist With This CEO Pay Calculator

By Joel Cunningham, Life Hacker.  -

You’ve probably heard, anecdotally, that Jeff Bezos earns your salary in some absurdly short amount of time—but do you know exactly how short? Well, now there’s a tech CEO salary calculator from [...]

Corporations Now Love ‘Black Lives’—But What About Their Own Black Workers?

By Toni Gilpin, Labor Notes. -

Never underestimate US business community's capacity for hypocrisy. That’s one of the lessons to be drawn from the explosive reaction to George Floyd’s murder. As demonstrators began flooding [...]

Essential Sanitary Workers Strike For Hazard Pay And PPE

By Mike Ludwig, Truthout. -

The severe outbreak of COVID-19 in southern Louisiana was the last straw for a group of sanitation workers who pick up trash in eastern New Orleans. Last week, they walked off the job and went on [...]

Peru: Unions Protest Against Government’s Economic Measures

By Telesur English. -

Labor Unions in Peru are protesting against a new economic measure from the government that seeks to cease work until the COVID-19 pandemic dissipates. Peruvian President, Martin Vizcarra, [...]

“Everyone Deserves A Cost-Of-Living Adjustment”: Interview With UCSC Striker Yulia Gilich

Santa Cruz, CA – Graduate student teaching assistants (TAs) at the University of California in Santa Cruz (UCSC) are fighting for a livable wage. A year of unsuccessful attempts to encourage [...]

CEOs Make More In First Week Of January Than Average Salary – Pay Ratios Are The Solution

By Tobore Okah-Avae, Theconversation.com -

The typical FTSE 100 CEO will have earned as much as the average UK worker earns in a year by 5pm on January 6 2020 – £29,559 for 33 hours of work, according to data compiled by the High Pay [...]

Raising The Minimum Wage By $1 May Prevent Thousands Of Suicides, Study Shows

By Graison Dangor, Npr.org -

A new study suggests that raising the minimum wage might lower the suicide rate — especially when unemployment is high — and that doing so might have saved tens of thousands of people from dying [...]