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On Richard Trumka and Reader Mail

We know that copies of our new issue have arrived in members’ mailboxes when we start hearing from readers, and the first week of the new year has already brought plenty of feedback. 298 more words

From The Magazine

Inside Our January/February 2016 Issue

It’s a busy time of year for the mailing industry, and we are contributing to all of the special packages being delivered this week with our Jan./Feb. 208 more words

Trumka at U of M: 'There's a way for workers to win, and it's together'

In a policy address at the University of Minnesota yesterday, the nation’s highest-ranking labor leader pointed to “thousands of little groundswells” from across the country, including in the Twin Cities, as signs of a renaissance for collective action in American culture. 551 more words

Politics

Making News: Podcast of Last Night's John Batchelor Radio Interview on U.S.-China Relations

I’m pleased to present the link to the podcast of my appearance last night on John Batchelor’s nationally syndicated radio show.  Click here for a great discussion among John, me, and co-host Gordon Chang on the politics of U.S.-China trade relations in the context of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s current visit to the United States.   9 more words

Trade

Unions, Socialism and RoadKill?

Just the other day I was verbally assaulted with socialism.

Per my usual workday I was taking the morning commuter into downtown Chicago.  As I stand in the train’s vestibule I visit with my fellow travelers. 1,918 more words

Culture

Courting Unions On Labor Day, Obama Pushes Paid Sick Leave

BOSTON (AP) — Courting unions on Labor Day, President Barack Obama denounced Republicans for a “constant attack on working Americans” and said he was using his executive power to force federal contractors to give paid sick leave to their employees. 734 more words

News

Sunday Show Wrap-Up: Sunday Shows Take the ‘Labor’ Out of Labor Day

Remember way back in August when The New York Times wrote about the workplace culture of the internet merchant Amazon?

Remember how the Times and other news outlets reported how Amazon overworks employees so that they cried at their work stations before burning out as used-up, disposable pieces? 914 more words

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