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Women and African Americans Hit Hardest by Declining Jobs

Women and African Americans Hit Hardest by Declining Jobs

June 14, 2019

Women and African Americans dropped out of the labor market offsetting the number of people who claimed that they were unemployed. Women and African Americans are giving up on finding a job, as wages remain very low says AFL-CIO Chief Economist

AFL-CIO Budget Declares Organizing Unimportant

AFL-CIO Budget Declares Organizing Unimportant

May 24, 2019

A leaked copy of the budget for largest labor federation in America drops funds for organizing from 30 percent to less than 10 percent. Union activist and scholar Bill Fletcher, Jr. analyzes its impact

Thousands Die, Millions Injured on the Job, and No Businesses Prosecuted

Thousands Die, Millions Injured on the Job, and No Businesses Prosecuted

May 1, 2019

Bill Black describes how OSHA’s few underfunded inspectors can’t do their jobs, and prosecutors don’t prosecute businesses for non-compliance

Workers/People's Rights

January 8, 2014
Mike Elk: Boeing workers new contract a blow to worker pensions nationwide

Independent Labor Candidates Win in Ohio

December 11, 2013
After increasing dissatisfaction with the Democratic party, Ohioans elect independent labor party members to fight for the rights of working people

Reality Asserts Itself - Frank Hammer

October 7, 2013
In this episode Frank Hammer tells Paul Jay about being inspired by the national liberation movements and the struggle against concessions as a response to the outsourcing of jobs In part two of an interview with Paul Jay of the Real News Network, labor activist Frank Hammer discussed the inspiration he took from the liberation…

What a Progressive Immigration Reform Bill Looks Like

April 18, 2013
Isabel Garcia: New legislation will increase deportations, beef up police while worker status will help provide cheap labor for businesses but make citizenship almost impossible to attain

Undoing the New Deal

February 25, 2013
On the 80th anniversary of the election of FDR and the New Deal, Jennifer Taub and John Weeks discuss the prospects for a serious reform of the banking system

Climate Change and Protecting Environment is a Social Justice Issue

February 25, 2013

Part 1. Jame Boyce: New book exposes relationship between environmental degradation and inequality of wealth and power