Mayor Ed Murray today named Dylan Orr as director of the new Office of Labor Standards (OLS), which oversees implementation of the city's historic minimum wage law.
Qatar's 2022 World Cup is promising to be a rare example of a mega sporting event that leaves a legacy of social, political and economic change - but not in the way the Gulf state's ruling family had imagined.
McDonald's touting of the affordability of its offer resonates powerfully in Italy, where many are reeling under the hardships imposed by a long and apparently unbeatable economic crisis and may not be particularly amenable to reflecting on complex food system issues.
If the rest of organized labor just plays it cautious and safe, jumping on the Clinton bandwagon instead of rallying around Bernie, it will be one more sign of diminished union capacity for mounting any kind of worker self-defense, on the job or in politics.
It's great that the White House and congressional Democrats are out there now calling for $12 an hour. But national Democrats failed to get out in front of the issue of a living wage when they had the chance. They missed a perfect opportunity to show Americans which party not only fights for them, but delivers for them.
It's a matter of common sense that the shortcuts we take to avoid paying large sums of money mean that someone somewhere is being exploited for that price tag to be what it is.
Working people have no leverage. They aren't allowed to engage in meaningful strikes, they aren't allowed to engage in meaningful boycotts, and they aren't even allowed to keep their jobs during a walkout. Which gives a whole new meaning to the term "stacked deck.
Widely viewed as a shrewd financial investor, Qatar's return on investment in soft power designed to position it as a progressive ally of world powers in the hope that they will come to the aid of the wealthy Gulf state in times of emergency is proving to be abysmal.
This week we celebrate Harvey Milk's 85th birthday and honor his role as one of the pioneers of the LGBT community, even as we await a decision on marriage equality from the Supreme Court of the United States.
A bullet train is leaving the station, and it promises to transform and propel U.S. manufacturers who climb on board--in a wave of information technology known as smart manufacturing.
The Obamas are proving singularly inept at choosing appropriate venues to highlight their initiatives.
Governor Rauner's so-called "local empowerment zones" are dishonestly packaged and fundamentally unfair. They violate state and federal law, would strip working people of basic rights and harm our state's economy. So why is he pushing for them?
Basic facts about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are under public dispute. Fast track must not be approved until this is cleared up. We the People deserve to know what is being voted on with fast track.
If they act aloof, it's probably because they need to pee. Like 88% of the time they need to pee. It's really hard to get a bathroom break sometimes.
All of us who breathe the air, drink the water and hope for a healthy future for our kids and grandchildren have a lot at stake in Illinois' debate over Right to Work.
Ten years ago today, Alaska Airlines ramp workers were removed from their jobs at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) and replaced by wor...