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The Republican Party, acting on behalf of business interests, wants to smash the institution of organized labor in America, because doing so will allow rich people to make more money. We are living in dark, dark times for unions. A brief survey of the threats:
The United States of America—known everywhere as The Greatest Country in the World—ranks near the bottom of developed nations on measures of income inequality and government support for working people. Fortunately there is a solution that everyone knows will work.
Have you ever thought to yourself, “Boy, I’d love to have a kid and fulfill my sole biological purpose on this planet, I just don’t have literally hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend raising and caring for a child?” You’re far from alone! The New York Times’ Upshot on Thursday released the results of a poll,…
Do you think that being asked to leave a restaurant, or having your meal interrupted, or being called by the public is bad? My fascism-enabling friends, this is only the beginning.
The next time you go shopping in the big orange hardware store, take a moment to consider what these employees have to say about what life is really like working for Home Depot.
The Chamber of Commerce has such a quaint and welcoming name. Yet it is one of the foremost forces in the country seeking to make your life at work more miserable. Example One Million: crushing worker centers.
A rule of thumb that is pretty useful: Any political figure who says that they want to help the “white working class” is much more interested in helping white people than in helping the working class.
It feels like America’s working class has been losing the class war for as long as we can remember. But it has one wildly powerful, often forgotten tool: trillions of dollars sitting in pension funds. Might this enormous pool of capital be labor’s greatest weapon in its fight against the power of capital itself?
The CEOs of America’s biggest companies saw their median pay rise to $11.6 million last year, an all-time high. Of course, stock values are hitting all-time highs as well. These huge pay packages are a reward. So what about the rest of us?
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Starting this year, America’s public companies are required to tell you how much the CEO earns as compared to the median worker. The distress surrounding this disclosure of basic facts is odd. After all, we’re all valuable team members in this company, right?
Nice Oscar awards last night. Lots of talk about equality and women’s empowerment. The biggest and most prominent advertiser supporting the ceremony: Walmart. Hmm.
An analysis of financial disclosure data by the Tribune News Service shows Congress was 20% richer at the start of the 115th Congress, in January 2017, than it was at the start of the previous Congress in 2015. Members had a staggering total fortune of at least $2.43 billion, with a median net worth of $511,000.
For an entire century, the corporate class in America has dreamed of destroying organized labor, which eats into their ability to amass endless profits. They’ve chipped away at unions for 40 years. Now, it is no exaggeration to say that they are two steps away from total victory.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has to fly first class everywhere he goes because nowhere else is safe for him!!!!
Why has the investor class been getting richer for decades as the working class’s share of the pie grows smaller? One prime reason is: our system, left unchecked, leads inevitably towards monopoly, which eats us all alive.
Remember the proposed Trump administration rule allowing employers to pool and then steal their employees’ tips? Remember how the Department of Labor didn’t release any analyses of exactly how much money employers would pinch from the workers?
Davos is the absence of class consciousness in public life.