Bloomberg: Unions Did Great Things for the Working Class

June 18, 2018

Politically and economically, unions are sort of an odd duck. They aren’t part of the apparatus of the state, yet they depend crucially on state protections in order to wield their power. They’re stakeholders in corporations, but often have […]

UAW’s New Leader Faces Contract Talks, Federal Probe

June 13, 2018

United Auto Workers officials gathered in Detroit were expected to elect Gary Jones, director of the union’s Region 5 covering 17 western and southwestern states, to a four-year term as the union’s next president. Jones will lead the historic union […]

Put the ‘You’ in Union

June 12, 2018

What was your last interaction with the Editors Guild? If your answer is “paying my dues” or “attending orientation,” this article is for you. Actually, it’s not; it’s for every member. But if those were your answers, I implore you to read on. […]

California’s ‘Seismic Shift’ on Workplace

June 12, 2018

In a ruling that could change the workplace status of people across the state, the California Supreme Court made it harder in late April for employers to classify their workers as independent contractors, write Maura Dolan and Andrew Khouri in the ‘Los Angeles Times.’ […]

She’s Got the Music in Her:
Mitsuko Alexandra Yabe

June 12, 2018

Music editor Mitsuko Alexandra Yabe exemplifies the possibilities offered by the world of post-production if one is willing to throw oneself in and find one’s way. Yabe was born in New York but grew up in Tokyo, where she trained in violin and taught herself guitar. […]

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