Some Uber drivers in New York City went on strike this week, after the company reduced rates on its basic service, UberX, in New York City by 15 perce...
With business elites and political leaders from both parties decisively believing that the issue of income inequality and the erosion of the American middle class pose considerable threats, then the time is surely right to engage in the pursuit of workable solutions to those problems.
In short, hospitals are increasingly acting like corporations. They're not the same not-for-profit, community-centered organizations that many of us like to remember.
Sometime during the next few months, the US Supreme Court will issue a decision that could profoundly weaken public employee unions across the country.
Once upon a time, the white working class was the colossus of U.S. politics. White working class voters were the largest bloc in the electorate. They provided the foundation for the New Deal, the most durable political coalition in U.S. history Today, the white working class vote faces multiple challenges to exerting influence, as their numbers and clout have declined.
You know that public employee unions are in dire legal straits when their best chance for survival may rest with the Supreme Court's most volatile, cranky and impulsive conservative: Antonin Gregory Scalia.
As my children and I sit down to eat dinner every night, we take turns saying grace. One line has always resonated with me: "Thank you, Lord, for t...
The Friedrichs case itself deals only with public employees. But the Koch Brothers would like to weaken the rights of all employees to organize unions -- and they think that a sharp reversal by the Supreme Court would be a great first step in that direction.
A wave of pessimism leads capable people to underestimate the power of their voice and the strength of their ideals. The truth is this: It is the initiatives of deeply caring people that provide the firmament for our democracy.
Will our state continue in its death spiral, driven down by Governor Rauner's bizarre patchwork of non-reforming reforms? Or will common sense and basic decency reassert themselves and set us all on a better course?
When I moved to America, I thought I would be able to achieve the American Dream. I went to college to get my business degree, so that I could get ahead. $89,000 in debt later, I ended up being even further worse off.
This time the effort to undercut the economic and political power of working people is coming insidiously via the legal system in the form of a case called Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, which the U.S. Supreme Court will hear in January.
If you didn't like the way the CEO class used their huge political donations and fleet of lobbyists to manipulate the economic rules last time, wait until you see what they've cooked up now.
Indeed it is going to be quite a sprint for ministers to secure a strong deal by Friday. The French COP presidency now has the responsibility to take us to the finish line. This will require immense skill and absolute cooperation between governments to mediate differences.
The Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prevents the government from depriving (certain) people of "life, liberty, or property" without due process of law. That's pretty vague on its face, and it may be an historical accident that we have focused mainly on the "property" angle ever since.
In meetings with more than 100 rank-and-file workers and union leaders from Burma's factories and fields the week after that country's momentous elect...