Opinion

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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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Asleep at wheel: Carriers profit from trucker training mills

A recent New York Times editorial urged the U.S. Department of Transportation to stop "dawdling" on issuing federal regulations for truck driver training.

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This is what I see when I drive

As I drive along, I notice the landscape is ever changing. Walmarts and dollar stores sprout from empty lots.

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Education and low-wage jobs: Time to change the narrative

Rather than asking individuals to increase their value, we need to transform how we as a society value the work individuals do.

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Sweaty palms and election choices: Your mailman talks turkey

The choice is clear. Crystal clear. We have to engage and influence our friends, family members, co-workers, and even some strangers to vote for pro-worker candidates.

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New grassroots movements show: Never count out working people

Their request is a simple one: A $15 an hour minimum wage and the right to organize a union.

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