Last month, the football coach at Rutgers University got into trouble following allegations that he tried to pressure a part-time faculty member into raising a player's grade. Which raises the question: Rutgers has a football team?
Apprenticeships and trade opportunities should not be an idea of times past: they are essential to the economic recovery of communities across this country. Instead of reinventing the wheel, it would be of merit to reinvigorate our education in the trades as a path to employment.
In preparation for your new arrival it is likely you will take classes, read books and get advice from friends and family on how to take care of your new baby. What you can easily forget in all the excitement is that you take care of yourself too!
Life in the progressive movement can be arduous, which is why the Center for Community Change (CCC) takes one night of the year to lift up and celebrate some of the people and organizations that are leading the struggle toward justice in this country.
Wages are rising, finally, and prices are not--a rare confluence in recent decades. American workers need this to continue as long as possible. So do their bosses, in fact, because workers are the consumers that drive economic growth and thus corporate profits.
By justifying the call on theological grounds and drawing on a parable of Omar Ibn al-Khattab, one of the 7th century's first four successors of the Prophet Mohammed, widely viewed by even the most conservative or militant Muslims as the righteous caliphs, Sheikh Ali Al Qaradaghi made it more difficult for Qatar and other Gulf states to justify evading radical labor reforms.
Many countries view "standard employment" as a permanent full-time job that pays a collectively agreed wage and is covered by social security. It is associated with disutility of labor incurred to secure a living.
The idea of "Labor Day" was birthed as a way for the nation to acknowledge the need for safer working conditions and respect and dignity for all workers. As Labor Day celebrations grew across the nation, calls for a national holiday succeeded shortly after the Pullman strike of 1894.
There are plenty of things wrong with the labor movement. It can be overly bureaucratic. There are corrupt officials in many unions. But there should be no doubt that the country is much better off as a result of the labor movement and prospects for progressive change would be brighter if it were stronger.
"A woman's rights affect everyone's rights. This is happening in sectors where people think it's not -- like manufacturing, where women might get only $11-12 an hour. Collaboration is important, and women need to come together. We also need men supporting this."
Still, irksome workplace norms and beliefs remain, creating unnecessary stress and high hurdles for mothers. Scholars have been describing and studying different parts of this problem for years. Taken together, their research points to an anti-wish list for mothers.
In a country where wages have been held down by powerful corporations for decades, and where 42 percent of working people are now paid less than $15 an hour, a growing desire to raise wages is inevitable.
The Republican appropriations bills are stacked with ideological provisions known as "riders" that are unrelated to spending levels and weaken basic protections for workers, the backbone of our economy.
Be honest: Labor Day only means one thing right now. And no matter how old you are, you still feel it deep in your gut: School is about to start and then your life is over.
Instead of picnicking, Steelworkers in six states will spend this Labor Day picketing the gates of a dozen Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) specialty mills. These 2,200 Steelworkers are not on strike. They never even took a strike vote to threaten a walkout. ATI locked them out of their jobs.
The stand-out national problem we have today is that in recent decades, profit sharing examples in industry have declined and fallen out of media attention. Profit sharing was commonplace in the first half of the 20th century, but several decades of strong post-World War II growth persuaded many American managers that regular wage and benefit increases could effectively share the wealth with the workforces.