Wittner: Trump has Blocked Wage Gains for American Workers

August 26, 2019

“On June 19, 2019, President Donald Trump bragged at his re-election kickoff rally in Orlando that, thanks to his leadership, the wages of American workers ‘are rising at the fastest rate in many decades,’” writes Lawrence Wittner for The History […]

‘West Side Story’ Tackled Gang Violence in 1957

August 26, 2019

For a Broadway musical that debuted in 1957, West Side Story manages to stay in the news. Leonard Bernstein, who wrote the score, had his centenary celebrated in 2018 and would have been 101 this August 25; its producer Hal Prince, 91 […]

Jacobin: Sanders and Warren Aren’t Playing the Same Game

August 26, 2019

“Average Democratic primary voters may be clearer on these differences than the press is,” writes Meagan Day in Jacobin. “Sanders’ support base is considerably more working class than Warren’s. The number-one profession of Sanders donors […]

20,000 AT&T Workers Across 9 States Go on Strike

August 25, 2019

More than 20,000 AT&T Southeast workers across nine states went on strike Saturday over what they allege are unfair labor practices. CWA filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board against AT&T for not […]

US Tech Industry Becomes Hotbed for Employee Activism

August 25, 2019

When Liz O’Sullivan was hired at the New York City-based artificial intelligence company Clarifai in 2017, she felt lucky to find work at the intersection of two of her main interests: technology and ethics. Two years later, she encountered a […]

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