Opinion

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A mailman offers a big bear hug in sympathy and harmony

For this New Year I hope that all of us find a sense of sympathy and harmony with those around us.

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Republican victory in 2016 would strengthen new “patrimonial oligarchy”

The hateful and reactionary ideas of GOP candidates confront us with the danger we would face next November, were any one of them to be elected president.

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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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Venezuelan official explains left wing losses to U.S. audience

The best way forward is to "deepen" the revolution by expanding the role of the Communal Councils and pushing for even more grassroots democracy.

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John Reid, 68: 1199SEIU champion for workers and social justice

A strong and deeply respected leader in the labor movement, Reid will be remembered as a champion for working people.

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Banning the box – long overdue

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

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Millennials vs. Baby Boomers: Which is the true problem generation?

Perhaps Baby-Boomers and Millennials shouldn't be as much at odds as the media would want everyone to believe.

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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.

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Letter carriers “looked good” on Labor Day

Our letter carrier branch was the first of the local NALC branches to get re-involved in the glorious tradition of marching in Detroit's Labor Day event.

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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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