US Workers Most at Risk from Robots

March 26, 2017

Thirty-eight percent of jobs in the US are at high risk of being replaced by robots and artificial intelligence over the next 15 years, according to a new report by PriceWaterhouseCooper. Meanwhile, only 30% of jobs in the U.K. are similarly endangered. The same level of risk applies to only 21% of […]

Greenberg and Silberstein: Remembering the Triangle Fire

March 26, 2017

“After the 1905 and 1909 strikes, most factories had settled with the unions,” write Samuel Greenberg and Lane Silberstein in Jacobin. “But Triangle refused. Their thousands of peak-season employees were paid $5.50 an hour or less in 2016 figures […]

Baltimore Mayor Vetoes $15 Minimum Wage Bill

March 26, 2017

The council had already voted 11 to 3 on Monday to approve the bill, which would raise the minimum wage in the city gradually to reach $15 an hour by 2022. Twelve of the council’s 15 members would have to vote to override the veto. […]

US Women’s Hockey Players Get Support for Boycott

March 25, 2017

The US women’s national team, which is planning to boycott the women’s world championships, received messages of support in recent days from the NHL Players’ Association, as well as the unions that represent NBA, NFL and MLB players. […]

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