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If Trump Doesn't Deliver, Religion Will Take A Big Hit

Bernard Starr | Posted 11.21.2016 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Industrial Robots:Where Have All the Humans Gone?--commons.wikimedia.org Religion played a mighty role in pushing Donald Trump over the top and into ...

Hillary Had Our Back. Now It's Time For Us To Have Hers.

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

We believe in Hillary Clinton's slogan: Stronger Together. It sounds like a union slogan to us.

55 Million Americans Freelance. So Why Don't Politicians Talk About Them?

Stephane Kasriel | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business
Stephane Kasriel

Freelancers are a huge, trillion-dollar economic resource for the U.S., contributing far more than people realize and pursuing careers that they and others increasingly see as more desirable than working for someone else.

On This Labor Day, Hillary Clinton And The Democrats Fight For Workers While Donald Trump And The GOP Wage War

Nancy Altman | Posted 09.04.2016 | Politics
Nancy Altman

We are the wealthiest country in the world at the wealthiest moment in our history. Shamefully, we have tens of millions of people living in poverty.

Labor Day: A Celebration Of Workers

Keith Mestrich | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
Keith Mestrich

Labor Day is a celebration of workers' accomplishments in America, and represents the best parts of our nation's devotion to protecting our workers from corporate abuse.

Who Will Care For Us As We Age? New Research Raises Big Questions

Robert Espinoza | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact
Robert Espinoza

Who is this population? What are their economic realities? And will the supply of these workers meet growing demand as millions of Americans grow older in the decades that follow?

Hillary Clinton, The Supreme Court And A Progressive Future

David Morris | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics
David Morris

Many of us disagree with Hillary Clinton on a number of issues, in some cases intensely. But there is one overarching reason we should be vigorously supporting her election: The future of the Supreme Court is at stake.

Electionomics: Fixing The Sham Of Misclassified Workers

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

Reigning in worker misclassification and the abuse of so-called "independent contractors" is one of the more daunting challenges in taking on economic inequality. But any serious plan to address the nation's economic divide must include an aggressive strategy to take on this costly epidemic.

A Breath Of Fresh Air: New York's Historic Ventilation Regs In Nail Salons

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 07.22.2016 | Green
Charlene Obernauer

For nail salon workers, who are breathing in a toxic cocktail of chemicals every day on the job, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's recent executive order requiring ventilation in nail salons is a life saver.

Suicide: In Italy It's An Epidemic

Christina Pacella | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Christina Pacella

I'm Not Killing Myself Committee Where in the world could one find a committee called "I'm not killing myself"? A rather shocking title, to say the...

A Strike For All Working Families

Chris Shelton | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

Let's talk about something that is truly extraordinary. On April 13, nearly 40,000 workers walked out the door at Verizon. After ten months of frui...

G7 Leaders Can Help Close the Global Healthcare Workforce Gap

Rob Lovelace | Posted 05.16.2016 | Impact
Rob Lovelace

The chances are the pair of hands that helped you into this world and the ones that will help you leave it belong to people you will never know. That is if you were lucky enough to be born where access to healthcare providers is readily available.

Austin Voters Spoke, Now Uber & the State Need to Respect Their Will

Nikki Fortunato Bas | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Nikki Fortunato Bas

If Uber and Lyft choose to take their fight to the state level against basic local safety standards, the results may undermine the will of the voters and would certainly demonstrate a disregard for local democracy.

Cutting Corners on Safety in D.C.

Donald Cohen | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Companies cut corners across a variety of public goods and services, often with tragic consequences. For example, in 2010, United Care, a company contracted by Los Angeles County to coordinate foster care, lowered standards for selecting foster parents to cut costs.

The Politics on Your Plate at Olive Garden

Saru Jayaraman | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Saru Jayaraman

It's not uncommon for the average person to have a laundry list of favorite restaurants, or a meticulous and discerning palate. Sadly, such sentiments often dwarf the average individual's knowledge of where their food is actually coming from.

Through Duke Protests, Sit-ins Student Bodies Momentarily Stop Administrative Machine

Travis Knoll | Posted 04.06.2016 | College
Travis Knoll

The Duke Chronicle reported, over the weekend that students seized the Allen Building, the university administration's headquarters. They demand improvements to working conditions and accountability for what they see as an egregious affront by a powerful administrator towards a working-class contractor.

Victory for Injured Workers in Oklahoma: Scheme to Gut Workers' Comp Protections Ruled Illegal

Debbie Berkowitz | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics
Debbie Berkowitz

Last Friday, an Oklahoma state commission dealt a serious blow to efforts to further weaken protections for workers hurt on the job. Yes, you heard that right--an Oklahoma commission put its foot down to halt an erosion of workers' rights.

Thinking Outside the Boxes

Lauren Salkin | Posted 02.22.2016 | Women
Lauren Salkin

I, the only woman in the office, am the V.I.P. in charge of boxes. I lug them, open them and remove the magazines, piling them on the shelves. A co-worker will then use an empty box as a footstool for tying a shoelace or as an end table for a coffee mug.

Bernie Is More Generous to Workers Than Hillary

William Astore | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
William Astore

Last night's town hall in Nevada revealed a crucial difference between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Bernie came out strongly for a $15 per hour minimum wage. A living wage, as he called it. Hillary demurred, suggesting that $12 per hour was sufficient.

Pope Francis Offers Rallying Cry Against The Exploitation Of Workers

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.03.2017 | Religion

Pope Francis on Wednesday issued a scathing critique of capitalism on a trip to Mexico’s border with the United States, saying that God will hold ac...

Sanders and Trump: How the Political and Media Establishment Got 2016 So Wrong

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

Perhaps the biggest story coming out of campaign 2016 is not the rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, but the fact that the media and political establishment never saw it coming. And the fact that they never saw it coming perfectly explains the rise of Sanders and Trump.

Worker Justice on Display in D.C. This Weekend

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 02.11.2016 | Impact
Center for Community Change Action

The two-day conference that begins Friday in the nation's capital brings together 600 activists, organizers, worker-leaders, and students from around the country and the world. The conference's three plenary sessions are centered on the progressive ideals of building and sustaining movements, innovation and ending racial injustice.

The 7 Things Introverts Need For Happiness In The Workplace

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com Dear Start-ups, Introverts are valuable employees. We bring creativity, dedication, and self-motivation to...

Walmart To Hike Its Minimum Wage To $10, Raise Pay For 1.2 Million Employees

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business

More than 1 million U.S. workers will be getting a raise next month when Walmart hikes its pay scale for store employees. The raises are part of a ser...

Top 9 Issues Latinos Want To Hear the President Address at the State of the Union

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 01.12.2017 | Latino Voices
Hector E. Sanchez

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of 40 of the nation's leading Latino advocacy organizations, shared its priorities for the president's final State of the Union. Here's the top nine list of things what we want to hear the president addres