Both parents are working in over 60 percent of families, but the U.S. remains the only developed country without a paid family and sick leave policy.
I remember the words attributed to my favorite American humorist, Mark Twain: "Figures don't lie, but liars can sure figure."
Workers are being made to work harder, longer - and there is no respite, not even sick leave.
"We need a labor-led third party in this country" is a refrain I hear more and more. It's a sentiment I agree with wholeheartedly!
Yesterday was a milestone for me. Not a day of sadness as much as a day of reflection. January 12, 2015, was the fifth anniversary of my father's death.
Today, all of us can be ordinary citizens, using the singular eye of smartphones, blogs, and shares, to expand everyone's vision.
Nicknamed the "longshoreman philosopher," Eric Hoffer was the best-known working-class author and intellectual in postwar America.
"We honor your work" describes a view that the production of goods and services is the result of people making a daily sacrifice so that modern civilization can exist.
A recent New York Times editorial urged the U.S. Department of Transportation to stop "dawdling" on issuing federal regulations for truck driver training.
As I drive along, I notice the landscape is ever changing. Walmarts and dollar stores sprout from empty lots.