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Weekend Reader: ‘Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement’

Is a labor movement the only way to stabilize the economy and save the middle class?

December 6, 2014

Sarah Palin Plays ‘The Race Card’ On Martin Luther King Day

Former Republican nominee for vice president Sarah Palin used the occasion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to attack the first African-American president of the United States: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, […]

January 20, 2014

The Democrats’ Not-So-Secret Weapon For 2014? Raising The Minimum Wage

In March of this year, the House GOP unanimously voted against raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour over three years. Almost nine months later, after a government shutdown and a budget deal that did not include an extension of emergency benefits for the unemployed, the party’s position has not changed, even as public opinion […]

December 30, 2013

New Study Finds Textbooks Minimize Role Of Labor Movement

The start of the school year in much of the country usually coincides with Labor Day, but a new study finds that many students are largely unaware of the role of the labor movement in U.S. history. The Albert Shanker Institute, in cooperation with the American Labor Studies Center, conducted a survey of four major […]

September 8, 2011