Unfortunately, things are getting harder for workers who want to organize. Many states have passed so-called "right-to-work" laws that do nothing but make it harder to form a union. Others have limited collective bargaining rights.
Whether he wins or loses, Sanders is already helpfully tapping into rank-and-file discontent about who gets to decide what in our unions. While other big union endorsements of Clinton may soon be announced, the Labor Day buzz--at the grassroots, in early primary states--is largely about Bernie.
While shopping on Amazon may be a warm and amiable breeze, working for Amazon is an endless and excruciating violent tempest, according to a New York Times report on conditions among the company's beleaguered white-collar employees.
If there was one virtue that China projected, it was an economy that could handle like a BMW, and go from 0 to 7.5 percent growth in 3 months.
Social Security has changed America in the past 80 years, but some things never change. We still have politicians charging at our essential social safety net with the same tired arguments.
As a former finance minister myself, I know that the logic of better policies often clashes with entrenched attitudes, vested interests and real or perceived security concerns. It takes tough decision-making and persistence to succeed.
You chose to work in a union shop? Fine. Then pay your fair share of the freight. Not only does it cost money to negotiate and administer a union contract (collective bargaining, adjustment of grievances, arbitrations, etc.), but most people readily understand the "strength in numbers" argument.
Walking around Qatar's monumental Aspire Dome sports academy, coach Fred Engh noticed kids playing soccer on an indoor field big enough to accommodate four teams simultaneously during a break in an annual gathering of hundreds of sports leaders designed to project the Gulf state as an innovative, socially responsible global sports hub.
Minimum wage hikes do entail income redistribution, but don't impact income inequality. Low wage workers will get a pay increase, but it is consumers who pay the obvious price to support this transfer, not the rich.
Enlisting my team for support was the biggest gift I could have given myself during the labor and birth of my son Oliver. It felt as though all the support I've provided as a doula over the past years was shown back to me 100-fold.
As part of a pledge to protect the middle class, Hillary Clinton is taking a second look at aspects of the ACA that hurt working men and women. That's good news, and the only responsible position for politicians interested in providing more and better healthcare at lower cost.
"Put in an extra stitch." From a father talking to the provider AND from a provider talking to a father. Yeah, 'cause that didn't make me just throw up in my mouth.
When Dodd-Frank turns five years old on July 21, this simple rule will still not be in force. It may be the law of the land, but the SEC has not finalized the regulations to put it into practice.
The three Gulf mega-airlines, Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar Airways, leverage billions of dollars in government subsidies to provide high-end indulgences to their passengers - but for too long the human cost of these luxuries has been hidden from the flying public.
It's up to you to provide the orientation, guidance and motivation to help them succeed. In turn, you gain some fresh perspectives and new skills, in addition to an extra set of hands to hopefully ease your workload this summer and advance your business objectives.
Who knows if the improving figures from the past 12 months are the start of reversing these trends? Either way, we must keep pushing for increases to the minimum wage, and for the enactment of more policies