Washington Post: Martin Luther King Jr. Would Be Outraged

January 20, 2019

“Martin Luther King Jr. Day, observed Monday, is as good a time as any to take stock of progress made toward establishing ‘a reign of freedom and a rule of justice’ that King called for in his December 10, 1964, acceptance address for the Nobel […]

Cole: Martin Luther King Jr., Union Man

January 20, 2019

If Martin Luther King Jr. still lived, he’d probably tell people to join unions. King understood racial equality was inextricably linked to economics. He asked, “What good does it do to be able to eat at a lunch counter if you can’t buy a hamburger?” Those disadvantages have persisted. Today, for instance, the […]

Illinois Governor Signals Union-Relations About-Face

January 20, 2019

Just days into his term of office, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker last week signaled an abrupt about-face in government relations with organized labor after four years of rancor. The Democrat took a series of pro-worker actions, highlighted by […]

Weiner: What L.A. Teachers Have Already Won

January 19, 2019

“Los Angeles teachers have become a beacon for the rest of organized labor,” writes Lois Weiner in Jacobin. “The energy of the ‘Red for Ed’ teacher walkouts last spring in West Virginia, Arizona, Oklahoma, and elsewhere was channeled into […]

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