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.
Right-wing operatives with links to big retailers going after worker centers like the Restaurant Opportunities Center.
Taxpayers are basically moneylenders to a government that is far more interested in subsidizing business than in caring for their workers.
The federal government can easily afford a job guarantee program, becoming our employer of last resort.
We can, and must, create common ground between the labor and climate movements.