Labor

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

Students, Residents Protest Johns Hopkins ICE Contracts and Private Police

April 11, 2019

As student occupation continues, professors join in calls for the university to abandon plan for armed police

Unemployment is Down - Why Aren't Wages Up?

Why Aren't Wages Up?

April 7, 2019
In the recent jobs report, employment increased rapidly, but wage growth slowed down. Why? Gerald Epstein joins Paul Jay
Maryland Becomes Sixth State to Adopt $15 Minimum Wage

Maryland Becomes Sixth State to Adopt $15 Minimum Wage

March 29, 2019

Maryland’s legislature overrode Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of what critics describe as a watered-down minimum wage proposal

Maryland Advances Bill For a $15 Minimum Wage in Six Years

Maryland Advances Bill For a $15 Minimum Wage in Six Years

March 21, 2019

The minimum wage for small businesses won’t reach $15 until July 2026 and untipped workers are excluded

Foxconn - Who Pays the Price for a Bad Deal?

Foxconn – Who Pays the Price for a Bad Deal?

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March 21, 2019

Foxconn promised to bring 13,000 factory jobs to Wisconsin in return for huge incentives. Wisconsin has made itself ready, bulldozing farmland. But now progress has stalled and the jobs are nowhere to be seen. So who pays the price for a floundering deal?

'Victory' Deal Reached to End First Denver Teachers Strike in 25 Years

‘Victory’ Deal Reached to End First Denver Teachers Strike in 25 Years

February 14, 2019

Journalist Eric Blanc discusses the tentative agreement to end the Denver teachers strike

LA Teacher’s Strike Ends: Teachers & Students Win, Privatization on the Run

When Teachers Win the People Win & Put Privatization on the Run

January 24, 2019

LA Teacher’s strike shows that unions can win more support for students and can open a battle against the unchecked creation of charter schools. Arlene Inouye, the Chair of the UTLA Bargaining Team discusses the result

Blue Flu Epidemic Caused by Shutdown: Will it Turn into a Strike?

Blue Flu Epidemic Caused by Shutdown: Will it Turn into a Strike?

January 22, 2019

The shutdown is causing a so-called “blue flu” epidemic among TSA employees who are suffering economic distress. What can they do? We speak to labor organizer Gary Stevenson, co-author of a New York Times OpEd on the topic