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Hopkins Hospital Workers Speak Out against “Poverty Wages”

April 4, 2014

The Real News talks to workers at Baltimore’s internationally renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital as they prepare for a possible strike in order to obtain a $15 hourly wage

Industries Across the U.S. Are Stealing Wages From Their Lowest Paid Workers

March 19, 2014

Fast food worker Tenesha Green describes how she personally experienced wage theft on the job, while law expert Rebecca Smith explains the significance of the lawsuits against McDonald’s after New York forces McD’s owner to pay half a million dollars to employees for back pay

Unions in America

January 26, 2014
Jennifer Klein: Despite the legal precedent which established a union’s right to require new employees to pay a fair share, it’s alarming that SCOTUS would even take up such a case

How the Working Class Can Fight Corporate Giants

December 3, 2013
Leo Panitch: In light of increasing low-wage worker protests, organized labor needs to shift its focus to class unionism, which encourages worker solidarity across industries

Crisis in the Eurozone

October 10, 2013
Enno Schmidt of Switzerland’s Basic Income Initiative collected 100,000 signatures to provide every adult citizen with $2,800/month.

US Government Shutdown

October 2, 2013
Rania Khalek: Government shutdown means halting social services while maintaining NSA spying, deportations and continuing drone strikes in Afghanistan

Reality Asserts Itself - Rania Masri

September 19, 2013
Paul Jay talks to peace activist and environmentalist Rania Masri about her journey – from Bahrain to North Carolina, from scientist to global activist

Workers/People's Rights

August 28, 2013
Chicago retail workers earn concessions from their employer after striking

Healthcare Industry Has the Most Workplace Injuries but is the Least OSHA- Regulated

July 17, 2013

Public Citizen: Healthcare industry’s lack of worker safety standards and OSHA inspections resulted in 650,000 workplace injuries or illnesses in 2010.