Teacher Uprisings Show Path Forward for Labor Movement

Teacher Uprisings Show Path Forward for Labor Movement

School’s back in session. After a too-short summer – have you noticed how summer vacations are shrinking? – the public schools are again open. You’ve likely seen the little faces and read the happy stories of hope and promise in print and on social media. All well and...

Why Everyone Deserves Favorable Working Conditions

The Christmas season is here, so we’re shopping. Appeals for door-buster deals are everywhere. Bright lights and happy music draw us in with cheerful promises of abundant gifts at low prices. It’s all good, when it’s all good for everyone. But what...

Organized Labor Still Alive and Well

Labor Day is coming up. In the United States, as with most legally mandated Monday holidays, in the minds of most it has lost any inspirational significance and has become just another three-day weekend. In fact, its forgotten significance is buried deeper than the...

Right to Work–For Less

Times are tough, and every community is desperate for new jobs–and new ideas to bring new jobs. In Kentucky, Gov. Ernie Fletcher has resurrected a tired, old idea: right-to-work-for-less. Despite the “Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!” bleating from the business...