Jaffee: How Labor Day Sprang from State Violence

September 5, 2016

“Labor Day is an oddly apolitical affair in the United States,” writes Sarah Jaffee in The Los Angeles Times. “If we pay homage to workers movements at all, it’s usually to celebrate the existence of weekends. But Labor Day sprang from state violence.” […]

Unions Give Black Workers a Big Wage Boost

September 5, 2016

Like everyone else, black workers’ union membership rates have declined in recent decades under the relentless assault from anti-union bosses and politicians. But black workers are more likely than other groups to be in unions, and they are […]

NLRB Dismisses Complaint Vs. Actors Equity

September 4, 2016

The National Labor Relations Board has dismissed an unfair labor practices charge filed against Actors’ Equity by opponents of the union’s plan to require small theaters in Los Angeles to pay their actors at least minimum wage. […]

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