Opinion

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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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What kind of "healthy" economy is healthy for working people?

Many proposals to prop up or restore the health of our current economic system are at odds with improving the standard of living for workers in the U.S.

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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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A great way to celebrate Labor Day: Raise the minimum wage!

Make no mistake:: It is a challenging era for workers and retirees in America; income inequality is at levels not seen since before the Great Depression.

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Want a better world? Get on board with the new labor movement

Deep-going social change in a progressive, left and socialist direction doesn't just "happen." It requires, first of all, real, active, and politically far-seeing social movements on the ground.

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Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, unique even among corporate crooks

Musk is only the most extreme example of the overcompensated corporate crook running U.S. companies on the AFL-CIO's latest Executive Paywatch list.

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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.