Our best weapon to combat wealth inequality remains a strong union contract. Jobs with Justice organizing director Erica Smiley looks at the new strategies helping labor regain power at the bargaining table.
Economic justice activists in Illinois and elsewhere are championing laws that shift the costs of toxic poverty wages from communities to corporations. CEOs must start paying a price for low wages.
The leading advocate for U.S. restaurant workers is releasing a new book that aims to redefine success in the deeply unequal restaurant business.
The corporatization of the university undermines the historic role of college as a site of political protest. The rise of adjunct professors accelerates this trend since they are less likely to encourage protest.
Sheila Suess Kennedy reflects on the potential consequences of a German economist’s prediction that there could be a significant labor shortage by 2030. New social disparities are likely, Kennedy says.
Each week, millions of dollars are stolen from American families. The perpetrators act with impunity. There are no arrests, few convictions, and meaningless fines. What is this crime wave sweeping the nation? Wage theft. Some communities are now banding together to put an end to it.
A year after the Rana Plaza tragedy, the building collapse that claimed over 1,100 lives, sociologist Robert Ross shows how the chase after cheaper manufacturing is causing ever rising inequality, low-wage misery, and unsafe workplaces the world over, the United States included.
We already have the technology necessary to attain a decent, sustainable lifestyle — technology that can create more and better jobs.
If only the three big forces of American politics would faithfully serve their constituents, the 2012 election could be about real choice. Instead we have Mitt Romney versus Barack Obama.
Government workers are standing against a wave of austerity that threatens to swamp us all.
Here in the United States, corporations treat their workers as adversaries. Not so in Finland.
Americans have long experience of companies cutting benefits, cutting wages, and trying to prevent workers from joining unions. Few workers in America have been hit harder than aviation workers.
Federal agencies are now preparing new regulations for enforcing the banker pay reforms enacted last summer. These new regs, says the AFL-CIO, need to prohibit the ‘incentive’ that’s still stuffing bankers with billions.