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Weekend News & Commentary — April 25-26

According to Reuters “truckers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will vote on Saturday whether to go on strike, organizers said, in a move that could revive labor tensions at the nation’s busiest cargo hub as it recovers from a crippling dockworkers dispute.”  Truckers are demanding to be allowed the right to collectively bargain as employees, not independent contractors exempt from protections, and the outcome of the dispute has widespread implications for the trucking industry in Southern California.  763 more words

On Labor

More Adventures in Statist Hypocrisy

It must be fun to be a leftist.

You get to spend other people’s money. But that’s just for starters. Using the power of majoritarianism, you also get to tell the rest of the country… 1,044 more words


SLAP This: It's Time to Push Back on the Campus Labor Movement

When I first learned that Penn’s Student Labor Action Project (SLAP) was engaging in an initiative to compel the University of Pennsylvania to contribute Payments In Lieu of Taxes (PILOTs) to the city of Philadelphia’s struggling school system, I was alarmed that the rationale provided for Penn’s participation was essentially based on the unfortunately inaccurate assumption that “it doesn’t matter what you give–anything will help.” I was likewise alarmed when SLAP joined up with the national $15 minimum wage movement on the basis of purely moral appeals, presenting an honorable front that was nevertheless infused with bad economics and a classist distaste for those who dared to disagree. 1,139 more words

Debate Over Raising Pennsylvania's Minimum Wage Continues In State Capitol

By Tony Romeo

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — The ongoing debate over raising the minimum wage continued in the state Capitol this past week.

Supporters of an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour held an event at the state Capitol at which time they released a study on the impact it would have on Pennsylvania by The Keystone Research Center — for whom Mark Price serves as a labor economist. 83 more words


Report finds East Africans make poverty wage in Minnesota


A new report conducted by the Center for Popular Democracy shows a disproportionately high poverty rate among East African communities in Minnesota. 501 more words


US - The growing movement for $15

In Part 1 of this report, we look at the portion of the U.S. workforce that currently earns less than $15 per hour in the United States. 849 more words

United States

A fair deal? – South Korean sex workers’ earnings at home and abroad


In January and April of this year, police in Macau twice busted prostitution businesses involving South Korean brokers and sex workers offering sexual services. In its press briefings, the Macau police released information about the fees clients were charged, and the earnings of the sex workers involved. 1,409 more words