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Robert Borosage: A Broad Middle Class Requires Empowering Workers

On Labor Day, families gather, politicians pay tribute to values of hard work, and some workers even get an extra day off. But this Labor Day arrives with working families struggling to stay afloat. 944 more words

Social Justice

Amazon's German Workers Push For Higher Wages, Union Contract - by ROSS REYNOLDS September 01, 2014 3:18 AM ET

Only about 11 percent of U.S. workers are in unions — down from 20 percent just three decades ago. It’s different in Germany, where most workers are covered by collective bargaining. 413 more words

Business

The True Meaning of Labor Day - Mary Kay Henry  August 29, 2014  

For America’s workers, Labor Day marks more than the end of summer. It’s a reminder of the struggles we have won—and those that lie ahead. 288 more words

Labor

Joseph E. Stiglitz: People Who Break the Rules Have Raked in Huge Profits, Sickening Our Politics

The following is taken from a transcript of Joseph Stiglitz’s remarks to the AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles on September 8, 2013.

I’m an economist — I study how economies work and don’t work. 553 more words

Social Justice

How does UK compare with Holland? Badly

How does UK compare with Holland?  I’m asked about this once in awhile. To be honest I should be asked this more often by Brits. Because despite the relatively small amount of water between the UK and the Netherlands, the differences are staggering.   650 more words

Independence

The White House Gives Up on Making Coders Dress Like Adults BY ROBERT MCMILLAN 08.21.14 | 6:30 AM

The U.S. Government wants to hire more people like Mikey Dickerson. He’s the former Google engineer the White House recently tapped to lead the new  267 more words

Government