Banning the box – long overdue

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


Is nation's gain Wisconsin's loss?

It was Scott Walker himself whose continued bragging about how he had taken away the rights of workers in his home state that actually did him in.


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.


The 2014 midterm elections: Fear and promise

Progressive measures would improve our country for future generations while bringing well paying jobs to our communities.


History shows that joblessness among Native Americans can be lowered

During the 1930s, thousands of Native Americans were employed on reservations under a separate division of the CCC in developing natural resources on reservations across the country.



Accumulation of greenhouse gases a "planetary emergency"

If eloquent words and scientific data don't move you to be a better steward of this fragile place we call Earth, then make it personal.


Football trademark decision suggests path to bring back outsourced jobs

On June 18, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six registered trademarks which it had previously granted to the Washington football team for its name.


Reader voices: Night shift at McDonald’s, grease burns, minimum wage

I have worked in the fast food industry myself for two years; I can say it is an exhausting, very underpaying industry to work in.


Union offers hope for this student writer

As a student writer I have faced challenges in finding work. Whether it's writing articles or finding an unrelated job to support myself, the odds are against people like me.


State of the Union should move us to action

President Obama strongly argued for progressive and pro-worker initiatives in the face of a wall of obstruction by the Republican-dominated Congress.

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