Opinion

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Wall Street Journal blind to Supreme Court’s impact on union membership

The Wall Street Journal editorial board suggested the decline in union membership is due to lack of employee interest, but ignored some facts.

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Behind the headlines: Walmart and workplace safety

Walmart and companies like it have few responsibilities to their employees to balance management's right to hire and fire at will, and what legal responsibilities they do bear have been eroded over the past decades.

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Young people stand up for respect in workplace

This story is also about my sister's struggle in her workplace with a management team, who because of the environment capitalism creates pushing some to climb the corporate ladder, lose their humanity in the process.

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Ted Cruz, Jesse Helms vs. the people, the vote

Voting rights are a foundation for the realization of justice, equality, and freedom for everyone in our world and in our lives.

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Fast-food workers meet labor movement: a super-sized duo

There is an emerging nationwide movement of low-wage fast-food workers who have begun to set the tone regarding the federal minimum wage, fast-food workers' rights and the future of service sector work generally.

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Hear them - the unemployed

Unemployment, joblessness, and the devastation they bring to every worker everywhere is endemic to capitalism.

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Your mailman and the old lady who died alone

If we don't rethink our strategy, the community will no longer support Saturday delivery, because we did not support them when they asked for our help.

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Fast food strikers teach some important lessons

In New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit and other major cities - most recently, Seattle - workers have demanded "$15 and a union."

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Letter from the heartland: Getting rid of blue votes

his week we got news that the way we vote here in rural Tennessee has been changed dramatically.

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Letter from the heartland: Silent factories, human pain

High unemployment, the paycheck-to-paycheck population of the area, and the increasing incidence of spousal abuse, teen pregnancy and drug use still dominate daily life.

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