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
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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
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
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
The nation’s top labor leader Tuesday morning blasted GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants as “dangerous,” “racist” and “un-American.”
Speaking at a press breakfast organized by the Christian Science Monitor, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka was – no surprise – critical of the entire GOP field, but he used his harshest language for Trump, the real estate magnate/reality TV star who has stunningly risen to a dominant position in the GOP presidential field powered at least in part by his offensive rhetoric about immigrants in this country without legal status, asserting that Mexico is “sending people” who are criminals, drug mules and “rapists.” 729 more words