Labor

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

$15 Minimum Wage: Job Killer or Path Out of Poverty?

$15 Minimum Wage: Job Killer or Path Out of Poverty?

January 11, 2019

Gov. Larry Hogan says a $15 minimum wage in Maryland could cost the state 100,000 jobs, but economists say raising low wages could benefit half a million workers

Greek Court Acquits 21 Environmental Defenders in Eldorado Gold Trial

Greek Court Acquits 21 Environmental Defenders in Eldorado Gold Trial

January 7, 2019

Maria Kadoglou of Mining Watch Greece says Greek prosecutors continue to pursue those who have resisted an open-pit gold mine in northern Greece

German Amazon Workers Demand a Collective Contract

German Amazon Workers Demand a Collective Contract

December 21, 2018

Every Christmas the German workers of Amazon attempt to strike and disrupt the company’s profits during the busiest time of the year. The management uses bonuses to tempt workers to break the strike

Trudeau Government Deprives Postal Workers of the Right to Strike

Trudeau Government Deprives Postal Workers of the Right to Strike

December 10, 2018

Mike Palecek, National President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), says Justin Trudeau is abandoning the values he claims to care about