Bad News For America’s Workers

By Joseph E. Stiglitz, www.project-syndicate.org -

By Joseph E. Stiglitz for Project Syndicate - NEW YORK – As US President-elect Donald Trump fills his cabinet, what have we learned about the likely direction and impact of his administration’s [...]

Momentive Workers On Strike For Health Care

By Dr. Andy Coates, www.unionsforsinglepayer.org/ -

By Dr. Andy Coates for All Unions Committee for Single Payer Health Care - HR 676. Albany, NY - Just north of where the Mohawk River joins the Hudson, in upstate New York, the highly skilled [...]

Faux-Populist Trump Wages All-Out War On American Workers

By Lauren McCauley, www.commondreams.org -

By Lauren McCauley for Common Dreams. President-elect Donald Trump, a supposedly populist candidate who rose to power on promises made to frustrated American workers, has now seemingly launched [...]

In This Moment, Labor Must Become A Movement

By Moshe Z. Marvit, www.onlabor.org -

By Moshe Z. Marvit for On Labor. Labor has the existential imperative to reform itself, harness the existing energy, and lead a movement. There is no doubt that Donald Trump—through the use of [...]

Media Ignores Largest Labor Strike In World History

By Jim Naureckas, www.fair.org -

By Jim Naureckas for FAIR. When tens of millions of workers go out on strike in the second-largest country in the world—and the third-largest economy in the world—resulting in what may be the [...]

Labor Day: Lots Of Worker Victories This Summer

By Michael Arria, www.alternet.org -

By Michael Arria for AlterNet. Labor Day is regarded as "the unofficial end of summer" for many Americans, a time for one last cookout party and back-to-school discounts. Its history is all but [...]

Victory For Domestic Workers In Illinois

By Terrance Heath, www.ourfuture.org -

By Terrance Heath for Campaign for America's Future - The law, which is the result of a five-year campaign by the Illinois Domestic Workers’ Coalition, guarantees nannies, housecleaners, homecare [...]

Low-Wage Workers Propose A Good Work Code For Silicon Valley

By Laura Flanders, www.truth-out.org -

By Laura Flanders for Truthout - By some estimates, as many as 53 million people living in the United States are now self-employed. Many work as independent contractors or freelancers, hired and [...]

As Desperation Over TPP Grows, So Does Obama’s Dishonesty

By Vicki Needham, www.thehill.com -

By Vicki Needham for The Hill. It is remarkable to see the blatant misinformation put forth by President Obama as he sees the time clock ticking on his final term in office and the lack of [...]

Verizon Strike Needs To Be A Line In The Sand

By Joe Richard and Ruth Hurley, www.socialistworker.org -

By Joe Richard and Ruth Hurley for Socialist Worker - The biggest US strike in years has entered its third week, with 39,000 Verizon workers walking the picket lines and holding fiery protests [...]

Striking Verizon Workers Hit By Company Attorney Driving A Porsche

By Sophia Tesfaye, www.alternet.org -

By Sophia Tesfaye for Salon and Alternet. According to one of the unions organizing Verizon workers out on strike this week, two Verizon employees were struck by the passing luxury sports car of [...]

Why The Delay? US Should Pay $15 An Hour Now

By Jonathan Rosenblum, www.alternet.org -

By Jonathan Rosenblum for AlterNet. Millions of workers across the country have won wage hikes under the banner of $15, and this week many more in California stand poised to join the parade. But [...]

Upheaval In The Factories Of Juarez

By Alana Semuels, www.theatlantic.com -

By Alana Semuels for The Atlantic - CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Women and men, more than 70 of them, were fired on December 9th from the factory on the Mexican side of the Mexico-Texas border where [...]

Strategies For Climate Justice And A Just Transition

By Environmental Justice League of RI, www.rifuture.org -

By Environmental Justice League of RI for RIFuture.org. The EJ League is interested in big­ picture, long­ term, real solutions to interlocking crises that impact communities of color, [...]

Tell The USTR What You Think About The TPP

By Staff, www.flushthetpp.org -

By Flush the TPP. According to the Federal Register, the Office of the US Trade Representative announced on Dec. 28 that it “is seeking public comments on the impact of the TPP Agreement on U.S. [...]