Opinion

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Burger King worker is only a pawn in their game

In 2012, I started working at Burger King. I thought it was a great chance to make money on the side. I was sadly mistaken.

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St. Louis single mom swept into office on winds of change

"We ran a positive campaign. We kept it focused on the issues and the residents of Ward 20 responded. Democracy is the real winner in this campaign."

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U.S. could lose its postal service as we know it

America has to see this struggle in a different light. Unions cannot fight this battle alone.

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Pass paid family and sick leave now!

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.

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Fact-checking my inbox

I remember the words attributed to my favorite American humorist, Mark Twain: "Figures don't lie, but liars can sure figure."

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The war on rest

Workers are being made to work harder, longer - and there is no respite, not even sick leave. 

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A radical third party? I agree!

"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!

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So long Donahoe: Are lifetime careers a thing of the past?

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.

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"The Country of the (Growing) Blind"

Today, all of us can be ordinary citizens, using the singular eye of smartphones, blogs, and shares, to expand everyone's vision.

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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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