Opinion

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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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A mailman offers a big bear hug in sympathy and harmony

For this New Year I hope that all of us find a sense of sympathy and harmony with those around us.

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Republican victory in 2016 would strengthen new “patrimonial oligarchy”

The hateful and reactionary ideas of GOP candidates confront us with the danger we would face next November, were any one of them to be elected president.

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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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Venezuelan official explains left wing losses to U.S. audience

The best way forward is to "deepen" the revolution by expanding the role of the Communal Councils and pushing for even more grassroots democracy.

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John Reid, 68: 1199SEIU champion for workers and social justice

A strong and deeply respected leader in the labor movement, Reid will be remembered as a champion for working people.

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Banning the box – long overdue

Banning the box is an important step. Ongoing pressure will insure others are taken.

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Millennials vs. Baby Boomers: Which is the true problem generation?

Perhaps Baby-Boomers and Millennials shouldn't be as much at odds as the media would want everyone to believe.

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