University Of California Workers Start 3-Day Strike Over Pay

By Olga R. Rodriguez, Apnews.com -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of custodians, security guards, gardeners and other service workers at University of California campuses started a three-day strike Monday to address pay [...]

Everyone Can Have Their Own Job Guarantee

By Matt Bruenig, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

Before getting into his piece, it is helpful to again restate my main criticism of the job guarantee (JG) idea, the one I have been making for three years now (over and over and over and over). [...]

No Loopholes, No Exceptions

By Penelope Kyritsis, Opendemocracy.net -

For decades, domestic workers and farmworker women have been systematically excluded from labour protection laws and have faced extensive barriers to justice for sexual harassment, among other [...]

How Wall Street Bought Toys ‘R’ Us And Left 30,000 People Without Jobs

By Leticia Miranda, Buzzfeed.com -

When the last Toys ‘R’ Us store closes its doors once and for all, the company's top executives will have pocketed some $8.2 million in retention bonuses for sticking around long enough to [...]

Universal Basic Income: Left or Right?

By Daniel Raventós and Julie Wark, Counterpunch.org -

Universal basic income, a regular unconditional cash payment to the whole population is increasingly being discussed in social, political, academic circles and among citizens in general. People [...]

‘We’ll Shut Down Economy’

By Naziziphiwo Buso, Heraldlive.co.za -

South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has threatened to shut down the economy if the proposed national minimum wage is implemented. Vavi was speaking [...]

Workers, Activists Mark May Day with Defiant Rallies

By Staff, Thenationalherald.com -

Thousands of Greeks are marching through central Athens in at least three separate May Day demonstrations. Museums were also shut while ferries remain were tied up in port and public transport [...]

Only 1 In 3 Americans Work Full Time

By Matt Bruenig, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

In last week’s discussion of the job guarantee, a lot was said about the “dignity of work” and other things of that sort. I’ve mostly avoided that topic because I am more interested in technical [...]

‘May Day’ Militancy Needed To Create The Economy We Need

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Seventy years of attacks on the right to unionize have left the union movement representing only 10 percent of workers. The investor class has concentrated its power and uses its power in an [...]

Worker Rights For Cannabis Trimmers

By Donnell Alexander, Capitalandmain.com -

Matilda reclines on a Northeast Los Angeles couch she’s paid $25 to sleep on for one night. The young woman, who earlier in the day had returned to the U.S. from Mexico, talks about her job as a [...]

Massive Minimum Wage Study: Few Downsides, Gains For Low-Wage Workers

By Cody Fenwick, Alternet -

new study on the minimum wage confirms previous research that found the policy raises wages for low-income workers without reducing total employment. The paper may finally start to convince [...]

Solar Foundation Presents Solar Jobs Maps, Local Data

By John Weaver, Pv-magazine-usa.com -

The U.S. lost just under 10,000 solar jobs in 2017 versus 2016. And while it is difficult to say exactly what caused each job loss, analysts state that a majority came as a result of the [...]

Kentucky Teachers Shut Down Schools Over Pensions

By Travis Waldron, Huff Post -

Public schools closed in at least 25 Kentucky counties on Friday as teachers staged a quasi-strike after legislation was passed that would overhaul the state pension system. Kentucky teachers [...]

Economic Democracy: Remaking The Economy Into ‘Our’ Economy

By Marshall Steinbaum, Eric Harris Bernstein, John Sturm, the Roosevelt Institute -

We need economic democracy. As workers, as consumers, and as citizens, Americans are increasingly powerless in today’s economy. A 40-year assault on antitrust and competition policy—the laws and [...]

Germany’s 28-Hour Workweek

By Loren Balhorn, Jacobinmag.com -

German metalworkers’ union IG Metall made international headlines last month after a twenty-four-hour “warning strike” compelled employers to sign a deal with the union giving its members the [...]