AFL-CIO: Memorial Day is About Respect and Remembrance

May 25, 2018

“The working men and women of the AFL-CIO join the Union Veterans Council to wish all a safe Memorial Day weekend,” writes Will Attig for the AFL-CIO blog Now. “This is a time to respect and remember those who gave their lives for the […]

Harvey Weinstein is Arrested on Rape Charges in New York

May 25, 2018

Harvey Weinstein was arrested by New York City detectives on Friday on charges that he raped one woman and forced another to perform oral sex on him. Around 7:30 a.m., he walked glumly into a police station house in Lower Manhattan, flanked by […]

Since Weinstein: The Growing List of the Accused

May 25, 2018

The publication of allegations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein sparked a national reckon-ing. Since October, scores of men in entertainment, politics, media, and beyond have faced allegations ranging from […]

The Nation: There is Power in a Union

May 25, 2018

“For a period of 40 years, something managed to keep inequality in check in the United States,” writes Mike Konczal in The Nation. “From 1940 to 1980, the richest 1 percent took home 9 percent of the wealth generated by the economy. Today, just as they did in the 1920s, the top 1 percent grabs about double that […]

Trump Takes Steps to Ease Firing of Federal Workers

May 25, 2018

The American Federation of Government Employees immediately criticized the moves as an attempt by Trump to strip federal employees of their right to representation in the workplace. The union said it represents 700,000 workers […]

Want to Make Money Like a CEO? Work for 275 Years

May 25, 2018

“It’s grotesque how unequal this has become,” said Louis Hyman, a business historian at Cornell University. “For CEOs, it’s like they are winning the lottery year after year. For a lot of Americans, they don’t have any savings. When they lose their jobs, they […]

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