A minimum-wage pre-emption measure, backed by the hotel industry and signed by Governor Chafee, has been met with hunger strikes, electoral challenges and protests.
By starting with workers at the local level, we can bargain with employers despite weak labor laws.
We should move money toward innovation in the labor movement.
With friends like this, who needs Republicans.
A super-wealthy few have successfully defeated all of their rivals—unions, the media, honest politicians, environmentalists—and now are free to do as they wish.
We are in the midst of a grassroots populist movement designed to rebalance the tilted economic scales in our country.
For months, strikes and other protests have crippled a number of industries. But the new militancy is fragmented and has confined itself to economic grievances.
By law, a company can’t hire H-2A guest workers if it is in a labor dispute with its US workforce. But that is exactly what this Washington State berry grower is trying to do.
The cumulative effects of years of deindustrialization, weakened unions and soaring inequality have fundamentally reordered the country.
When only US wages can support families in the Global South, parents and children divide to survive.