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.


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.


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.


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.


The United States of No

Sad that our democracy is so cluttered by checks and balances that it stymies justice.


In Wisconsin, Labor Day is more significant than ever

My step-dad explained to me what Labor Day as a national holiday was really meant to signify: the 8 hour day, safe working conditions and decent pay.


Mayors hear biased view of California court decision vs. teacher tenure

There is an answer to public education's poor performance: money; we will have to pay for it, just as we pay for a massive military budget.




An American evolution: pride, love and rethinking social change

This past weekend millions of people celebrated a giant step forward on this nation's evolutionary path - the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states.


"White privilege" is a racist concept

At its base "white skin privilege" tells white working folks that they do actually benefit from racism.

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