Posts Tagged ‘Labor’

Labor In Algeria’s Revolt

Yes, in general up till now it’s been the army that has picked Algeria’s presidents and designated the leaders of its institutions. There was a phase after independence, in which the authorities (“le pouvoir”) took charge of social problems. The army led a coup d’état in 1962 to take charge. But people didn’t push back […]

After worst result in Labor’s history, party members look to oust leader Gabbay

After the center-left Labor party was left in shock with its worst result ever in Israeli elections, party members on Wednesday morning directed the blame at leader Avi Gabbay, with some calling for his resignation and others suggesting a union with the Meretz party, which is further to the left. The party, which led Israel for […]

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his dirty deal with the Labor Party and Sam Dastyari

Prime Minister Scott Morrison worked in marketing for many years before he entered parliament in 2007 so it’s no surprise he comes across as a used car salesman when he announces new government spending, programs, and initiatives. But he has a history of stabbing Liberal Party competitors in the back on a regular basis with […]

2019 Sees The Return Of Labor Activism As Workers Strike Back

IMPLICATIONS OF GROWING LABOR MOVEMENT What does all of this labor activism mean and how could it develop in coming months and years? Steven Greenhouse in the American Prospect suggests that, while the increased activism and wins have been inspiring, it is still not clear that labor can maintain the momentum against stiff opposition from corporations and […]

Cybersecurity researchers find security flaws in Likud, Labor party Android apps

Researchers at Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. said Wednesday that they had found “serious security breaches” granting access to “highly sensitive personal information” in the Android phone apps of the Likud and Labor parties. “There has been much talk of impact attacks on social networks and we learn more and more about […]

LABOR Unions Can Take On International Fights — And Win

Fresh off a strike in Erie, PA, the United Electrical Workers are a model of the working-class internationalism that can build a more just world. fter nine days of picketing in below freezing temperatures, striking workers in Erie, Pennsylvania returned to work recently under a 90-day agreement. The 1,700 strong United Electrical, Radio, and Machine […]

Why The Seattle General Strike Of 1919 Should Inspire A New Generation Of Labor Activists

Why The Seattle General Strike Of 1919 Should Inspire A New Generation Of Labor Activists Above Photo: Seattle shipyard workers in 1919 as they walk off the job. Museum of History & Industry, CC BY It shut down a major U.S. city, inspired a rock opera, led to decades of labor unrest and provoked fears Russian Bolsheviks were trying to […]

12 Reasons Labor Should Demand a Green New Deal

Above: Green New Deal protest in halls of Congress. Labor shouldn’t just back the Green New Deal, it should help lead the way. (Michael Brochstein for SOPA Images and LightRocket via Getty Images. Workers have gotten a raw deal. Employers and their Republican allies are trying to eliminate workers’ rights both in the workplace and at the […]

Sam Pizzigati: “A New Labor Activism Is Surging”

Sam Pizzigati: “A New Labor Activism Is Surging” Above Photo: Robert Goldstein/Flickr Mohsen Abdelmoumen: How do you explain that in front of the unprecedented ultraliberal offensive, we see weakened worker movement and trade unions? Sam Pizzigati: By the traditional benchmarks for measuring union strength, unions in the United States — particularly in the private sector — haven’t […]

New Slave Labor: California Prisoners Fight Fires For Less Than $2 An Hour

New Slave Labor: California Prisoners Fight Fires For Less Than $2 An Hour Above Photo: An incarcerated man battles a fire at Stanislaus National Forest in California. (U.S. Forest Service / Mike McMillan) The nearly 4,000 incarcerated workers who are trained to fight deadly fires across California often make less than $2 an hour and are […]

Vermont Puts Prisoners Out For Bid To Slave Labor Corporations

Vermont Puts Prisoners Out For Bid To Slave Labor Corporations By William Boardman, Readersupportednews.org September 17, 2018 Above Photo: Inmates walk through the yard at Marble Valley Correctional Facility in Rutland, Vermont. (photo: Toby Talbot/AP) The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons. – Fyodor Dostoevsky, from The House of the […]

Inside The Prison Labor Strike: New Tactics Pay Off In Mainstream Coverage

Inside The Prison Labor Strike: New Tactics Pay Off In Mainstream Coverage Above Photo: JARED RODRIGUEZ / TRUTHOUT “Fundamentally, it’s a human rights issue. Prisoners understand they are being treated as animals. Prisons in America are a warzone. Every day prisoners are harmed due to conditions of confinement. For some of us it’s as if […]

LABOR DAY WEEKEND – Sunday Wire Redux: ‘Silicon Valley Dystopian Madness’ with Jay Dyer and Patrick Henningsen

LISTEN TO THE SUNDAY WIRE LIVE EVERY SUNDAY: 5pm-8pm UK Time | 12pm-3pm ET (US) | 9am-12am PT (US) The SUNDAY WIRE will be not broadcast live this week because of Labor Day Weekend in the USA, as ACR studio will be down tools this weekend – so we will be running a repeat of last month’s […]

On Labor Day, Where’s Labor? How Did American Workers Lose Their Power?

MINNEAPOLIS — (Analysis) Three scenes from America’s class war: In 1897, the president of Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills in Atlanta hired 20 Negro women to work in the folding department of one of the mills. The other 1,400 workers, all white, promptly walked off the job in protest. According the historian Philip S. Foner […]

Labor Day Reflection: Time For Americans To Participate In Power

Labor Day Reflection: Time For Americans To Participate In Power Three hundred million Americans can take control of the economy and country The Roman philosopher and statesman, Marcus Tullius Cicero said: “Freedom is participation in power.”  By that standard Americans are not free.  We do not participate in power. We do not even have power […]

Build Labor Power: Take Healthcare Off The Bargaining Table

Build Labor Power: Take Healthcare Off The Bargaining Table Above: National Improved Medicare for All Advocates marching. By Molly Adams from Flickr. There’s no way to sugarcoat it. As we celebrate labor‘s achievements this Labor Day, the situation of the actually existing labor movement couldn’t be more desperate. And one of labor‘s greatest achievements–the provision of decent, employer-paid health insurance coverage for working-class […]

Why Labor Day Matters

Why Labor Day Matters Note: This article was originally published in 2015. Here’s an experiment to try this holiday weekend. Quiz your friends, family and acquaintances on the meaning of Labor Day. You might be surprised by the answers you hear. To many, the true meaning of Labor Day has been unfortunately lost―it’s merely a […]

Pres. Rouhani appoints acting labor min. in absence of fit candidate

After Iranian Parliament sacked the Minister for Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare, Ali Rabiei, on Wednesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed an acting minister to run the ministry until he manages to introduce an eligible candidate to the Parliament. Anoushiravan Mohseni Bandpei is appointed as Acting Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare, tasked with […]

The 21st Century Misery Index: Labor’s Share of the Economy and Real-World Inflation

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, an era of stagflation, the Misery Index was the unemployment rate plus inflation, both of which were running hot. Now those numbers are at 50-year lows: both the unemployment rate and inflation are about as low as they can go, reaching levels not seen since the mid-1960s. (See chart below) […]

Nicaraguan Labor Group Urges Peace Highlights Right-Wing Violence & US Regime Change

Nicaraguan Labor Group Urges Peace Highlights Right-Wing Violence & US Regime Change Above: Nicaraguans celebrate the 39th anniversary of the 1979 revolution. The statement below is from the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group (NSCAG) which links trade unions in Nicaragua with unions in the UK. They report many of the facts described in articles published on […]

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