Opinion

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Trumka: An abundant worldview leads to shared prosperity

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka writes about how approaching politics requires an abundant worldview if you want to achieve shared prosperity.

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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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The "skills gap" myth: What's really driving down wages?

There is an illusion that American workers' economic woes are attributable to their own lack of appropriate skills rather than to concerted efforts on the part of capital to disempower workers.

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Tribune Katrina editorial shows contempt for democracy

New Orleanians are all too familiar with having the important aspects of their lives ripped from their control, but they will they retake control of their schools.

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Is the labor movement split over the 2016 presidential election?

There has been an unprecedented amount of unity around the AFL-CIO's raising wages agenda, pushing the major candidates for the same thing.

 

 

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An American evolution: pride, love and rethinking social change

This past weekend millions of people celebrated a giant step forward on this nation's evolutionary path - the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

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Drawing a line in the sand on TPP is a mistake

I am opposed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, as well as the enabling legislation being debated in Congress.

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Police unions and the challenge of solidarity

There is no justification for attacks on individual police officers who have little or nothing to do with the policies that have created the dehumanizing of the lives of black people.

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The right’s working class philosopher

Nicknamed the "longshoreman philosopher," Eric Hoffer was the best-known working-class author and intellectual in postwar America.

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Vivan los Carwasheros!

Los Angeles' first union carwash caravan took place July 24. Drivers brought their cars to Highland Car Wash on N. Figueroa Street in the L.A. neighborhood of Highland Park.

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