Walmart Workers And Activists Planning Black Friday Protests

By: Wednesday November 26, 2014 10:31 am

How about give everyone a raise? RT @ForRespect: #Walmart managers calling HQ to figure out what to do. pic.twitter.com/aCLiOVsSLB — Low Pay Is Not OK (@LowPayIsNotOK) November 26, 2014 In what is becoming a tradition, Walmart workers and labor activists are planning protests for Black Friday. This will be the third time in a row [...]

No Tech Worker Shortage, No STEM Crisis

By: Tuesday November 25, 2014 8:11 am

One of the constant refrains of the economic elite is that the reason America is so unequal is because of a so-called skills gap and that, conveniently, there is a “STEM crisis” and severe tech worker shortage which when addressed will help even the economy out. According to the plutocrats, instead of talking about structural [...]

Wal-Mart Kills Benefits For Part-Time Workers

By: Wednesday October 8, 2014 7:28 am

America’s largest employer, Walmart, has announced that it will no longer be providing benefits for many of its part-time employees. According to the Associated Press, Walmart will no longer offer health insurance to employees who work less than an average of 30 hours a week starting January 1st, 2015. The workers will be forced to [...]

Fast Food Workers Striking In Fight For $15 An Hour And Labor Rights

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 7:21 am

Fast food workers in 100 cities on strike today. This isn't a protest, it's a movement. #StrikeFastFood #RaiseUpNY pic.twitter.com/d6U8thqAuf — Citizen Action of NY (@citizenactionny) September 4, 2014 Today fast food workers are striking in hopes of pressuring their employers to pay $15 an hour and let them form unions. The movement for better wages [...]

Lawsuits Show ‘Wage Theft’ Occurring Throughout Country

By: Tuesday September 2, 2014 7:04 am

#US: Fast food workers across the country plan to strike Thursday http://t.co/LBuF1FJ8uu #FightFor15 #StrikeFastFood pic.twitter.com/jenAWbTYU7 — ѕyndιcalιѕт (@syndicalisms) September 2, 2014 Given that yesterday was labor day this seems like a good time to look at the state of the American worker. Though most workers are already doing worse after the recession and so-called “recovery” [...]

Team Obama’s Union Busting Alumni

By: Friday August 22, 2014 10:57 am

Though President Barack Obama once promised to “put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I’ll will walk on that picket line” when labor unions were under threat, his former campaign and government staffers are eagerly joining union busting groups for fun and profit. First there was Obama’s former press secretary Robert Gibbs and former [...]

SCOTUS Ruling Another Blow To Unions

By: Tuesday July 1, 2014 4:05 am

Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled in Harris v. Quinn that partial public employees can not be required to pay union dues even if they are receiving the benefits of collective bargaining.The decision was 5-4 with conservative Justice Samuel Alito writing for the majority. Though it did not destroy public sector unions it could cripple them [...]

Robert Gibbs To Lead National Campaign Against Teachers Unions

By: Thursday June 26, 2014 10:02 am

While it is not surprising that those who worked for a corporate Democrat like President Barack Obama have moved on to shilling for Big Business after they leave the White House, usually the opportunism is less crass than this. Robert Gibbs, President Obama’s former press secretary, has signed on through his public relations firm to [...]

Walmart, Carrefour, Costco and Tesco Using Slave Labor

By: Wednesday June 11, 2014 10:02 am

A six month investigation by the Guardian has revealed that major retailers such as Walmart, Carrefour, Costco and Tesco are featuring merchandise produced by slave labor. The stores are selling food that men – who are bought, sold, beaten and killed like animals – are forced to produce in shrimp boats off the coast of [...]

May Day 2014: Reflections On Oligarchy

By: Thursday May 1, 2014 9:28 am

Are you enjoying May Day? Despite the origins of the holiday coming from events in Chicago the holiday is officially ignored in the USA. Outside the US celebrations are common in most major capitals in the world. After the questionable trial and execution of anarchists for alleged involvement in a bombing in Haymarket Square in [...]

Tony Benn (1925-2014)

By: Friday March 14, 2014 11:46 am

(Tony Benn talked with young activists well into his 80s) Anthony Neil Wedgwood “Tony” Benn a legendary socialist activist and previous UK cabinet minister died today at age 88. After having a long career within government supporting democratic socialist policies Benn endeavored to leave public service in order to offer a compelling vision of a [...]

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