Posts Tagged: u.s working class

The Fourth of July and the right of revolution

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Today is the Fourth of July, which marks the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia in 1776. This day has become a combination of ...

Harris v Quinn: labor attacked again

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The Supreme Court’s decision in the Harris v Quinn case strikes at the financial core of the union. Those forces which have been pushing this case s...

Hobby Lobby, Supreme Court: Fight back!

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Heads up, ladies! If you are a woman who might need to make sure you don’t get pregnant (for whatever reason) check on the business owners’ religi...

Chicago minimum wage task force: CEOs in, workers out

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So, the Mayor has put together a minimum wage task force. It’s supposed to make a proposal to raise the wage sometime in July. There are no mini...

Bosses OUT of our uteruses!

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In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled June 30 that in addition to free speech, corporations also have religious freedom rights under the Constitu...

Kids these days

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I recently came across this article about a survey done by a marketing firm on the preferences and attitudes of what they call “Generation Z.” We ...

Supreme Court: What Noel Canning decision means for workers

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Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the President’s “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) were unconstitutional...

Grocery workers can’t afford food

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Let’s take a look at a couple facts … just a few. -1 in 3 grocery workers receives some form of public assistance ($662 million worth every year) ...

Low Wage Chicago Worker: “$15 an Hour Now!”

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On June 19, Jim Rudd, a coffee shop worker and organizer for my campiagn for Alderman in the 49th Ward of Chicago gave the following statement to the ...

$15 an Hour: Is Chicago Next?

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What seemed impossible just a few short years ago is now on the lips of the entire country. A $15 an hour minimum wage. Here’s what the naysayer...