11 Mar 2016

Wall Street Bonus Pool Is Double Combined Earnings Of Minimum Wage Workers

A new report calculates the Wall Street bonus pool doubles the combined annual earnings of all full-time minimum wage workers in America.

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07 Mar 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Factory Girl’ by Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens has a concert of protest songs, which is touring called “Swimming in Dark Waters—Other Voices.” One of the songs she is performing in her set is an Irish ballad called “Factory Girl.” As Giddens says in the introduction, social progress often comes from disaster. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire

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"United We Bargain, Divided We Beg" sign from February 23, 2011 Labor Rally in La Crosse, WI. (tinfoilraccoon on Flickr)
22 Jan 2016

Supreme Court Could Cripple Unions, Increase Inequality

A case currently before the Supreme Court could become another debilitating blow to what remains of the US labor movement.

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11 Dec 2015

Race, Gender, And Work: Undocumented Workers Walk 100 Miles For Justice

The Laura Flanders Show: The black workers’ struggle in Los Angeles. Undocumented workers march 100 miles to meet the Pope. Ending racism in the work force.

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27 Nov 2015

Black Friday: Walmart Spies On Workers As Fight For 15 Continues

Today is Black Friday and retail giant Walmart is again dealing with a series of protests and worker strikes over the company’s unwillingness to provide its workers a living wage and benefits. This year the protests are paralleled by a week long drive to get Walmart workers food for the

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31 Oct 2015

Is Your Halloween Candy Made With Child Slave Labor? (VIDEO)

The real toxic ingredient in Halloween candy isn’t secret poison, razor blades or illicit drugs, but child slave labor.

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16 Oct 2015

Racism And The Cruelty Of Affluence With Tim Wise (VIDEO)

Tim Wise: “The development of the class structure in the United States has been, from the beginning, interwoven with the development of white supremacy. “

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Walmart Warehouse Workers for Justice (Peoplesworld on Flickr)
15 Oct 2015

Walmart Stock Crashes After Company Pays Workers Slightly More

Did you need more proof that Walmart’s business model is based on screwing their workers?

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09 Oct 2015

Fight For 15: Minimum Wage Jobs No Longer Short Term

Though many Americans may still be under the impression that those working minimum wage jobs are just young people in their first job, evidence continues to show that a sizable and increasing portion of the minimum wage workforce are over 40 and staying in the “entry level” jobs for years.

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01 Oct 2015

Toys ‘R’ Us Misuses H-1B Temporary Foreign Worker Visas To Outsource Jobs

Toys ‘R’ Us, and other major corporations, are misusing the H-1B Visa program to train foreign workers then fire Americans when those jobs move overseas.

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