Unions Offer Protection to Hard-Working People

Unions Offer Protection to Hard-Working People

Have you ever worked in a chicken house? For that matter, in any slaughterhouse? Or any factory or warehouse? Do you know people who do? Do people who work with their hands attend your church? When you think of an industrial park, are you looking from the inside or...
Will Election Trigger General Strike Across US?

Will Election Trigger General Strike Across US?

The 2020 presidential election is one for the history books. A tumultuous presidency, a two-year campaign with daily drama and real fear of instability around the states’ vote count. Everyone is on edge. The discussion boards and social media posts are filled with...
More Than Half Oppose Universal Basic Income

More Than Half Oppose Universal Basic Income

A majority of U.S. adults oppose universal basic income (UBI), according to a mid-August Pew Research Center report. When asked if they would favor or oppose a $1,000 per month government payment to all citizens, 54% of respondents opposed this (36% strongly and 18%...
The Labor Day Paradox: A Day of Not-Work

The Labor Day Paradox: A Day of Not-Work

I have always fancied myself a bit on the lazy side for a physician. Sure, I called it “work-life balance” or “prioritizing family,” but secretly I always suspected I just don’t like to work as much as my colleagues do. My decision to do an infectious diseases...
Have Churches Pursued Justice for Laborers?

Have Churches Pursued Justice for Laborers?

Three major groups comprise the current American labor profile: the secure, the working poor and the unemployed. All three levels have been with us for a century and a half. The Gini Index reports income inequality is at its highest in 50 years. Capitalism has created...