Nicknamed the "longshoreman philosopher," Eric Hoffer was the best-known working-class author and intellectual in postwar America.
A recent New York Times editorial urged the U.S. Department of Transportation to stop "dawdling" on issuing federal regulations for truck driver training.
As I drive along, I notice the landscape is ever changing. Walmarts and dollar stores sprout from empty lots.
Rather than asking individuals to increase their value, we need to transform how we as a society value the work individuals do.
The choice is clear. Crystal clear. We have to engage and influence our friends, family members, co-workers, and even some strangers to vote for pro-worker candidates.
Their request is a simple one: A $15 an hour minimum wage and the right to organize a union.
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.
A GOP takeover would transform the Senate to reflect the concerns of people who have nothing but scorn and contempt for working people, democracy or any type of good government.
Los Angeles' first union carwash caravan took place July 24. Drivers brought their cars to Highland Car Wash on N. Figueroa Street in the L.A. neighborhood of Highland Park.
An economy that works for working people is one of the challenges for the CPUSA and the entire progressive movement.