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Retail colossus Walmart just patented a new technology meant to monitor employee productivity via audio surveillance of checkout counters. The technology, which Walmart calls “listening to the frontend,” aims to increase employee efficiency by using sensors to monitor sounds that can indicate how long lines are, how…
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.
If you can’t work up any outrage at being ripped off by the richest man in America, how do you ever expect to win anything?
Our nation’s teachers unions have had a whiplash of a year, from the statewide teachers’ strikes that have swept the country to last week’s Supreme Court ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME case that could severely hurt their membership. America’s most powerful teachers’ union leader says there is much, much more to come.
The Supreme Court dealt a devastating blow to public sector unions on Wednesday, ruling that non-union members are exempt from paying what’s known as “fair share” dues despite their presumed benefit from the union’s collective bargaining on their behalf. In doing so, the court has helped fulfill a long-running…
A group of men—including some who participated in the so-called migrant caravan—issued a statement Thursday morning listing the “abuses and mistreatment” they claim they’re facing at the immigrant detention center where they’re currently being held.
In a race that indicates that the teachers’ movement has some staying power at the ballot box as well as in the streets, a teacher in Kentucky took out one of that state’s top legislative leaders, after a pension reform bill protested by teachers was signed last month by Republican governor Matt Bevin.
In honor of Home Depot billionaire Ken Langone’s new book “I Love Capitalism!”, we are publishing true stories from Home Depot employees. Most of the hundreds of employees who have written in have a far darker perspective on the truth behind the store that made Ken Langone rich.
A derecho of red shirts swept through Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday as thousands of teachers and their allies flooded the capitol, in defiance of the pouring rain, to demand better conditions in their state’s public schools.
As a supplement to Home Depot billionaire Ken Langone’s new book “I Love Capitalism!”, we are publishing emails from Home Depot employees discussing what it is like to work in the company that made Ken Langone rich. They seem less than thrilled.
One of the biggest problems Americans face is the increasing control that employers have over their jobs and their lives. Much of this can be attributed to the decades-long decline in union membership, driven in part by conservatives passing so-called “Right to Work” laws across the country. On Wednesday, Bernie…
Building on the example of the historic statewide strike in West Virginia, Arizona teachers returned to school on Friday, ending their own six-day walkout. After working through Wednesday night while teachers kept an all-night vigil, state lawmakers passed a bill at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday that gives teachers a 20%…
What is one to do in the face of dragging poll numbers? Don Blankenship, a U.S. Senate candidate and West Virginia coal baron who is currently polling last in a three-way Republican primary race, offered up one answer on Tuesday: refer to the GOP’s Senate leader as “Cocaine Mitch” out of nowhere in the last seconds of…
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.
As you may have heard, the labor market these days is “tight.” Unemployment is low, and companies find themselves forced to whine about the “labor shortage” they are facing. You better take advantage of this while it lasts.
Harvard University markets itself as a bastion of enlightenment unrivaled anywhere in the world. When it comes to anti-union rhetoric, they are as dreary and retrograde as any old standard issue greedball.