Opinion

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What I learned from my labor union

An academic worker/grad student on precarious labor, the struggle to survive while working and studying, and the home she found in her local union.

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Wells Fargo execs blame workers for accounts scandal

CEO refuses to resign for the two million fake accounts the company opened in its customers' names. 

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Why evangelicals matter to the labor movement

If anyone believes it is possible to "bring to birth a new world from the ashes of the old," it is your evangelical co-worker.

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Your mail carrier warns that door-to-door delivery is under attack

Every day for a walking letter carrier is a journey, and the best part of any journey is the people that we meet along the way.

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Coming up short on places to live

What about the people who have to work 92 hours a week at minimum-wage jobs to rent a one-bedroom apt. in California? Shouldn't they have a decent place to live?

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Grand Old Woman of U.S. Communism: Mother Bloor and Iowa farmers

Mother Bloor is famous in labor and radical circles, but unknown to many, she was also a key figure in the farmer's struggle in Iowa during the Depression.

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An open letter to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam

"Instead of going in to work at Verizon, I stood outside with a picket sign. I'm on strike because it's time for you to listen to us."

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Worked to death: The aging face of the American labor force

A tidal wave of older adults over 65 is already crashing down on lawmakers, yet they won't plan to meet the needs of low income older adults over the long term.

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Letter carriers bear a heavy weight for all of us

"I feel a strong sense of honor and responsibility to walk my six miles a day representing a part of our Federal Government."

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Peace and Jobs: A Conversion Conversation

If we need to keep fossil fuel in the ground to reverse climate change, then people who dig and drill need something else to do to provide for their families.

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