If you care about the future of education in the U.S. then the Republican Presidential debates have been a massive disappointment. The problem is that the candidates all believe the same thing, so there is nothing to debate. In fact, through two debates, education has only come up once.
Black Americans, in particular, run up against systemic racism and discrimination that keep them from good jobs. The lack of opportunity has reached a crisis level that destabilizes our families and communities, such as in South Central Los Angeles.
Oregon already has been producing high-quality marijuana for decades. Our market is valued at $1 billion a year. Now that legalization is happening, more of the marijuana sales are likely to occur on the legal market and the opportunity for growth is enormous.
While Clinton is far more union-friendly than anyone running for the Republican nomination, her labor credentials are significantly worse than her main challenger in the Democratic primary, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
When our wealthiest companies can't or won't pay $177 a month in Cambodia or $110 in Bangladesh, this is just greed.
A college degree is not the answer for all people. There is a need to boost vocational training for the U.S. population at large. Better worker training means better services and safety for all Americans. Labor unions like the Teamsters make it happen every day.
Republicans have staked out endless signature issues: shutting down the government, vilifying immigrants, denouncing rights like paid sick leave and equal pay because they are "women's issues," privatizing education, and--wait for it--obliterating the rights of working people to negotiate together for better wages and benefits that can sustain their families.
While increased wages will indeed lead to a major disruption of the elder care industry, it will ultimately raise the quality and availability of caregiving in America and actually reduce the cost for families in need of elder care.
Case studies from Brazil to China, from the United States to Germany, reveal that to square higher wages and competitiveness, governments must adhere to three rules of thumb.
The Missouri bill goes even further than most by criminalizing employers and subjecting small business owners to unlimited civil liability and jury verdicts. In short, it takes away the rights of an employer to decide for itself how to run its business.
Today, pundits of all political stripes are bound to repeat a familiar refrain about the decline of American labor unions. Young workers, they say, no longer see the value in membership. And the public views them as a relic of America's industrial past. But it's this perception that is dated.
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."
When considering the biggest sports law issues making news lately, virtually all of them derive from disagreements between employees and employers. A critical question has always been, to what extent should employees have a say in how their workplace operates?
Instead of focusing on attacking unions and the labor movement, we need to find ways to strengthen and empower workers so we can put more money in the pockets of middle class families. But what does it mean to strengthen and empower workers?
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.