States Blocking Cities From Raising Standards For Workers

By Marni von Wilpert, www.epi.org -

By Marni von Wilpert for Economic Policy Institute. On August 28, 2017, low-wage workers in St. Louis, Missouri, became the latest victims of state preemption laws. “Preemption” in this context [...]

Newsletter – Positive Actions You Can Take This Summer

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese for Popular Resistance. This week, we look at some of the current struggles in the United States and ways that you can get involved this summer. From [...]

Impact Investing And Employee Ownership

By Mary Ann Beyster, www.democracycollaborative.org/ -

By Mary Ann Beyster for the Democracy Collaborative. With income inequality in the United States at record high levels, employee ownership is increasingly being lauded as a potential solution to [...]

Newsletter – The People’s Plan For Transformation

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. It is important to understand that we arrived in this situation by, what Moyers described as "careful long-range planning and implementation…consistency of [...]

Movimiento Cosecha On The National “Day Without Immigrants”

By Carlos E. Rojas Rodriguez, www.PopularResistance.org -

By Carlos E. Rojas Rodriguez for Movimiento Cosecha. Movimiento Cosecha endorses, but did not organize the national “Day Without Immigrants” taking place today across the country. As far as we [...]

Economic Insecurity Of US Workers Increases With Unstable Jobs

By Elizabeth Grossman, www.inthesetimes.com -

By Elizabeth Grossman for In These Times - The U.S stock market may be at record highs and U.S. unemployment at its lowest level since the Great Recession, but income inequality remains [...]

Workers Celebrate 20 Years Of Shared Bread And Ownership

By Misty Dawn Spicer-Sitzes, www.shareable.net -

By Misty Dawn Spicer-Sitzes for Shareable. Workers in California are taking economic change into their own hands. The Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives is one of the shining examples of how [...]

This Worker-Owned Cooperative Is ‘Bigger Than A Business’

By Sam Tabachnik, www.dcist.com -

By Sam Tabachnik for DCist - On the morning of his 34th birthday, Juan Reid woke up in a van parked outside a homeless shelter. He couldn’t stop sobbing. Reid had just finished 14 years in [...]

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 [...]