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Is Target Doing Right by its Employees?

July 3, 2018

Employees at a Baltimore County Target lead an action to bring attention to claims of racism, sexism, and ableism by managers

The History of Race and Labor in the USA (2/2)

June 29, 2018

On the Marc Steiner Show, Marc continues his conversation with Bill Fletcher, who explains how the global economy creates the need for a broad movement of and for workers

Average CEO Makes 339 Times More Than their Average Worker

Average CEO Makes 339 Times More Than their Average Worker

May 27, 2018

The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 requires companies to report the CEO-Worker pay ratios; Sarah Anderson of the Institute for Policy Studies analyzes the data

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Big Business: Limits Workers' Rights to Trials

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Big Business: Limits Workers’ Rights to Trials

May 27, 2018

As mandatory arbitration clauses become commonplace in employment contracts, the US Supreme Court ruled that such clauses and waiving of the right to a trial and to class action suits does not contradict federal labor law. We talk to Bill Fletcher, Jr. about the consequences of this decision

Official Unemployment is at 3.9%? Economist Robert Pollin Says It Is More Like 12%

Official Unemployment is at 3.9%? Economist Robert Pollin Says it is More Like 12%

May 14, 2018

Unemployment is low and standard economic theory says that when unemployment drops, wages should rise. However, the latest Department of Labor report shows that even though unemployment has reached historic lows at 3.9%, wages are not rising. Why? We explore the reasons with Prof. Robert Pollin

Protesters Rail Against Police, Poverty in Baltimore May Day March

Protesters Rail Against Police, Poverty in Baltimore May Day March

May 2, 2018

Residents called for unity in the fight for fair wages, universal healthcare, and dismantling of the Baltimore Police department

Police Crack Down on Puerto Rico May Day March Against Austerity

May 2, 2018

Thousands take to the streets in Puerto Rico on May 1 as officials seek to privatize Puerto Rico’s schools and utilities

Defying Union Leadership, West Virginia Teachers Return to the Picket Lines

March 1, 2018

Striking teacher Jay O’Neal says the rank and file rejected a deal struck between union leaders and governor Jim Justice because it lacked concrete action on skyrocketing healthcare costs

The End of Public Sector Unions?

February 27, 2018

An impending Supreme Court ruling on public sector union fees could mean spell their end as the last remaining bastion of unionization in the US says Bill Fletcher, Jr.

Employers Steal $15B From Low Wage Workers Each Year

February 23, 2018

Millions of workers are paid less than the minimum wage, thanks to the erosion of federal labor protections, says David Cooper of Economic Policy Institute