It’s The Inequality, Stupid

It’s The Inequality, Stupid

Why Democrats need to run on the defining challenge of our time. ...

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The Envelope, Please — And A Living Wage, Too

The Envelope, Please — And A Living Wage, Too

If you really want to help workers, let them organize. ...

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U.S. Stocks Lower After Disappointing Jobs Report

U.S. Stocks Lower After Disappointing Jobs Report

New York (AFP) -- Wall Street stocks Friday moved lower in early trade after the Labor Department reported the U.S. economy added just 142,000 jobs in August. About 50 minutes int ...

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A Market Basket Of Dignity

A Market Basket Of Dignity

WASHINGTON -- Who knew that one of the best made-for-Labor Day speeches in American history would be delivered by a CEO? And who could have guessed that the summer's major labor s ...

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On Labor Day, What About Labor’s Fair Share?

On Labor Day, What About Labor’s Fair Share?

By Joseph R. Blasi, McClatchy-Tribune News Service For Labor Day, let's talk bluntly about labor's fair share of the profits and of the productivity of the economy. The hard truth ...

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This Labor Day, Let’s Give Workers Something To Cheer About

This Labor Day, Let’s Give Workers Something To Cheer About

Labor Day is supposed to be a celebration of workers, but it’s been a long time since workers have been celebrated — or for that matter, have had a reason to celebrate. That’s bec ...

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Teachers’ Unions Stand In The Way Of School Reform

Teachers’ Unions Stand In The Way Of School Reform

In much of the country, parents are already buying school supplies for the start of the academic year -- a departure from days of yore. Many of us remember a school year that star ...

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Port Drivers Take On Low Wages In An Industry Built On A Lie

Port Drivers Take On Low Wages In An Industry Built On A Lie

Port truck drivers aren't independent contractors: They're employees of companies that pay them too little for long hours, with no benefits or worker protections. It’s a David and ...

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SCOTUS Ruling Doesn’t Gut Public Unions, But Creates New Challenges For Care Workers

SCOTUS Ruling Doesn’t Gut Public Unions, But Creates New Challenges For Care Workers

The Supreme Court's decision in Harris v. Quinn will make it harder for home care and child care workers to organize for better pay and higher quality jobs. A huge sigh of relief ...

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