Labor Day

Minimum wage protest

The Rollback of Pro-Worker Policies Since Trump Took Office Is Staggering The Rollback of Pro-Worker Policies Since Trump Took Office Is Staggering

This Labor Day, don’t listen to his empty promises to protect working people.

Sep 1, 2017 / Helaine Olen

Green Taxi Denver

Denver Taxi Drivers Are Turning Uber’s Disruption on Its Head Denver Taxi Drivers Are Turning Uber’s Disruption on Its Head

In the bitter feud between tech firms and the taxi industry, drivers fight back with a killer app of their own: cooperative ownership.

Sep 7, 2016 / Cities Rising / Nathan Schneider

White BLM Protester

Actually, Not All White Working-Class Voters Are Conservative Actually, Not All White Working-Class Voters Are Conservative

A lot of working-class whites vote Democrat—and they are vital members of any progressive coalition.

Sep 6, 2016 / Steve Phillips

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Is the Anti–Labor Day Candidate: Running Against Fair Wages, Worker Rights, and Unions Donald Trump Is the Anti–Labor Day Candidate: Running Against Fair Wages, Worker Rights, and Unions

And the party’s platform is a litany of foolish dreams and ugly thoughts.

Sep 4, 2016 / John Nichols

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker holds a dollar bill as he announces his 2016 Republican presidential campaign.

Scott Walker Is Trying to Save His Failing Campaign by Bashing Unions Scott Walker Is Trying to Save His Failing Campaign by Bashing Unions

The Republican candidate’s backers plan to spend as much as $16 million on an anti-labor ad campaign. But it won’t work.

Sep 4, 2015 / John Nichols

Happy Labor Day, Mom

Happy Labor Day, Mom Happy Labor Day, Mom

Education reformers have left out the human dimensions of a harsh labor market where women, like my mother, were regularly punished for not being men.

Aug 30, 2014 / Blog / William Greider

Labor Day Message: We Can’t Labor Without Our Lives Labor Day Message: We Can’t Labor Without Our Lives

More work, less pay, longer hours, slimmer chances to advance; the message is coming up: the place of struggle is the workplace, but it’s also everywhere else.

Sep 3, 2012 / Blog / Laura Flanders

Top 10 Labor Day Songs

Top 10 Labor Day Songs Top 10 Labor Day Songs

In honor of Labor Day, here’s a stab at the impossible task of naming the best songs ever written about working people.

Sep 4, 2023 / Peter Rothberg

Crain’s Red-Baits a Nurses Union Leader on Labor Day

Crain’s Red-Baits a Nurses Union Leader on Labor Day Crain’s Red-Baits a Nurses Union Leader on Labor Day

The business press still insists on equating strong union organizing with communism.

Sep 2, 2014 / Laura Flanders

The True Meaning of Labor Day

The True Meaning of Labor Day The True Meaning of Labor Day

For America’s workers, Labor Day marks more than the end of summer. It’s a reminder of the struggles we have won—and those that lie ahead.

Aug 29, 2014 / Mary Kay Henry

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