Teaching is a thankless job. And though the voices of the working class are often already ignored by management, astonishingly, it could get worse with the recent ruling that caps on political contributions are unconstitutional.
What is really at stake in this new world is how to redefine the intercollegiate athletic enterprise outside the outdated parameters of such archaic terms as "student athlete." Unless that happens, the continuing regime of corruption, decay, and commercial greed will render the entire enterprise a total and complete farce.
Your profession has been vilified, scapegoated, mined for profit, and deprofessionalized. On behalf of graduates of public schools, parents of children in public schools, those who value public education and teachers unions, we apologize.
Faith leaders understand that grave economic injustices can no longer be allowed to continue, because they tear apart the fabric of our society.
They got married six days before she died. After 34 years together. At what she certainly must have known was the end of her life, Barbara finally did what so many of us take for granted: she married the love of her life.
The NLRB ruling should not scare us but instead encourage careful thinking about how to avoid exploitative student labor and preserve a meaningful campus work experience.
It is often more attractive or convenient to shoe-horn normative results we want into the legal cases that arise -- in this case, by pretending what the students should be is what they are. But this comes with great costs.
Although unionization seems to be a necessary consequence of the evolution of college football into a billion dollar industry, conceding that football players are no longer student-athletes comes with a steep price.
In the age of American ethnic diversity, it is all about representation -- a spiritual mission to bring you, our fathers, back in the light. History might have worked in favor of Chavez in the past decades, but many Filipino Americans will do what it takes to put your names in the pages of American movements.
Women entered the workforce in large numbers in East-Central Europe after World War II. One reason was necessity. The countries had been devastated by war, and many able-bodied men had died as soldiers and forced laborers. Another reason was ideology.
The horrific event generated a nationwide outcry about working conditions and spurred efforts to improve standards.
Lefties have harangued Barack Obama, even suggesting that Richard Nixon was more liberal. By doing this, the left has has succumbed to right-wing ideas about social change -- that it comes from great men, rather than collective action.
What does a victory for the Greed Agenda mean? It means a cheap labor force of poor, uneducated, untrained, underpaid, hungry, and an underclass of individuals so desperate for income they will take any scraps thrown in their direction.
The financial nightmare that's been facing Chicago seems to be getting worse. Moody's Investor Services downgraded the city's credit rating on $8.3 b...
For decades, one of the core principles of the Republican Party was that the government should be less involved in making decisions for the populace. Unfortunately, the actions of Republican legislators suggest that this principle only applies when Democrats are the ones making the rules.
Sadly, the American middle-class has recently suffered some major setbacks in its attempt to regain economic stability. Still struggling in today's e...