In the early 20th century, the Supreme Court systematically gutted regulations to favor business and attack organized labor. Those dark days have returned. Not good. Source: A New Lochner Era Continue reading The Supreme Court Out To Destroy Democracy.
A new study suggests the Midwest would still be blue if Democrats hadn’t refused to prioritize labor’s needs under Obama, Clinton, and Carter. Source: Democrats Paid a Huge Price for Letting Unions … Continue reading Democrats Paid a Huge Price for Letting Unions Die
Nothing else has been able to stop the decline in workers’ bargaining power. The decline in unions seems to be directly related to the decline in wages and the separation between … Continue reading Stronger Labor Unions Could Do a Lot of Good – Bloomberg
In reality there has been a class war, in which [corporations] spent decades using the state to undermine workers, writes Guardian economics editor Larry Elliott Interesting article that discusses how attacks … Continue reading Think our governments can no longer control capitalism? You’ve been duped
Ottawa’s negotiators are pushing Mexico on its corporate-sanctioned unions, which are accused of negotiating collective agreements unfavourable to workers and targeting American right-to-work laws that allow workers in unionized shops to refuse … Continue reading Canada demands U.S. end ‘right to work’ laws as part of NAFTA talks
Weak wage growth continues to hurt workers—and poses a threat to Trump’s presidency. The reason why wages have not grown while corporate profits are through the roof is due to the simple … Continue reading The economy keeps improving. Why aren’t wages?
According to the South China Morning Post, Foxconn, manufacturer of Apple’s iPhone among other electronic equipment, has replaced nearly 60,000 of its factory workers with robots in a bid to cut costs. … Continue reading Apple’s iPhone manufacturer has replaced over half its workers in one factory with robots
Rosa Luxemburg on the roots of May Day. May Day, the start of the 8-hour work day. Started in Australia in 1856, a day of complete work stoppage to try to get … Continue reading What Are the Origins of May Day? | Jacobin
The hikes come as a direct result of organizing by thousands of people in the union-backed “Fight for 15” movement that kicked off in 2012, which was quickly derided by pundits. The … Continue reading Skeptics Said $15 Minimum Wage Movement Was Unrealistic — 60 Million People Are Now Slated to Get It
It’s the opposite of ‘Rise of the Machines.’ We’re saving money and safeguarding our future by employing more people. Ah yeah, we like that! Source: Mercedes is replacing robots with people on the … Continue reading Mercedes is replacing robots with people on the assembly line
Public labor unions not only protect employees, but preserve the democratic rights the US is built upon @TCFdotorg Source: How Defunding Public Sector Unions Will Diminish Our Democracy Continue reading How Defunding Public Sector Unions Will Diminish Our Democracy