AFL-CIO: Congress’ Plan to Tax Our Health Benefits

February 23, 2017

Last week, Republican leaders met behind closed doors in the House of Representatives to go over the big health care changes they are considering. The Associated Press reported that taxing working people’s health benefits was being pushed by House […]

Ehrenreich: The Divisions of Labor

February 23, 2017

“The working class, or at least the white part, has emerged as our great national mystery,” writes Barbara Ehrenreich in The New York Times. “Traditionally Democratic, they helped elect a flamboyantly ostentatious billionaire to the presidency. ‘What’s wrong with them?’ the liberal pundits keep asking. Why do […]

Macaray: Women as Labor Union Organizers

February 23, 2017

“Historically, the overwhelming majority of union organizers have been males,” writes David Macaray in CounterPunch. “That was true in the pre-Wagner Act era, it was true at the dawn of Feminism’s ‘Second Wave,’ and it’s still true today. […]

Sands Casino Guards Make Union History

February 23, 2017

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s 29-year winning streak in keeping the world’s largest casino empire free of union contracts was halted Wednesday by a bunch of security guards making $13 an hour in Bethlehem. After nearly six years of battling one of the world’s wealthiest men, security officers at Sands Casino […]

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