Taking advantage of the economic crisis, the Republicans and Wall Street have placed public workers in the bull's-eye of their attack.
Obama announced his proposal for a two year wage freeze for all non-military government workers. The proposal is a terrible idea. It's bad for the economy and feeds into racist, anti-worker stereotypes of the "lazy" public worker.
Is today's corporate elite meaner than capitalists and wealthy families of the previous era? Perhaps, but there are more fundamental reasons for their behavior.
Nineteen years ago on November 14th one of the country's more shocking examples of workplace violence took place at the Royal Oak Post Office in Michigan.
Given the need to feed a growing world population, what kind of farming is viable and sustainable today?
In the early 1970s, I took a job at a brand new "industrial" hen house in Indiana.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- In the race for the Michigan governor's job, the choice is simple.
CLEVELAND -- "Freedom fighter," "Poor man's lawyer," and "One of the most beautiful people I ever met" -- words that described progressive attorney, Roy Kaufman.
A photo-essay about blueberry workers in eastern Maine by photojournalist David Bacon resurrected my own memories of picking blueberries in Maine as a young boy.
Given the unprecedented economic, political and military power of the U.S. ruling class, it may seem like a pipedream to believe that working people can ever take over.