The growing black-white wealth gap means that not only is this generation of blacks worse off, but the next generation too will face greater challenges. A good jobs agenda that provides full employment for blacks, higher wages and better benefits can reduce the black-white wealth gap.
When merging companies talk about cost savings through "synergy," the workers know that pink slips are usually on the way. That's what we can expect if FCC Chairman Genachowski allows a merger of T-Mobile and MetroPCS to go through without conditions to protect employment.
Instead of forcing African Americans to the back of the bus, new legislation threatens to take the bus away altogether for many of Atlanta's working poor.
As if the Kansas workers compensation law does not already work hardship on injured workers and their families, Kansas Secretary of Labor Lana Gordon,...
The United Mine Workers is suing Peabody and Arch, saying they can't walk away from their obligations. But this isn't the first time coal companies have figured out a way to avoid social responsibility.
These stubborn worshippers of "checks and balances" insist that labor unions are not only an anachronism, but a curse.
A purchasing co-op of unions offers a complex solution to a perplexing problem -- how to strengthen unions financially in these perilous times. It is not a panacea. It simply must prove its value by saving significant sums for its member unions. And it is starting to do exactly that.
As our economy recovers ever so slowly, only the wealthy have recovered at all. Why are the rest of us left behind?
The real question is: Are the unions going take an active role in stopping the closing down of the networks? Are they going to help to get the networks get upgraded?
Deutsche Post-DHL, an official sponsor of London Fashion Week and similar events around the world, has questions to answer about how it treats its global workforce. Top designers would be shocked to know how DHL is failing workers in several countries.
Today in South Carolina the protest lines are not found on the docks or on campus. They are found outside call centers with hundreds of workers housed in faceless suburban business parks.
The delay in job safety protections for silica is inexcusable and heartless. It's time for industry opponents to stand down and time for the White House to stand up for working men and women.
His fifth State of the Union speech this week gives President Obama a perfect opportunity to proclaim to all of America that he will preserve the freedom to engage in collective action. It's an important moment for him to say the word 'union' loudly.
It may be that we don't need better students. What we need instead as a country is to prepare them better to advance. If we look around, higher education may be able to find new partners to help students achieve access.
If Duck Dynasty is meant to simply present an ordinary group of simple country people who are living life as they might every day, it clearly is not in line with reality.
Walmart should be unionized. So should McDonalds. So should every major big-box retailer and fast-food outlet in the nation. So should every hospital in America. Everyone -- even the very rich -- would benefit.