Posts Tagged: u.s working class

Kaiser mental health workers strike for ethical patient care

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The largest strike of U.S. mental health workers took place this past week in California when Kaiser Permanente's 2,600 mental health clinicians, as w...

‘Strong dollar’ de-stabilizes world economy

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Two major developments occurred in the global economy in early December that have drawn much commentary and analysis in the financial media.

Facebook bus drivers win union representation

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Facebook bus drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area succeeded in overcoming the roadblocks employers and their governmental bodies have erected to prev...

Minimum-wage victories: Promising signs of a growing activist movement

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Votes to raise the state minimum wages in Alaska, Arkansas, South Dakota and Nebraska ended in huge victories as the referendum passed by big margins....

Federal Reserve seeks return to ‘normalcy’

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A “return to normalcy,” a return to the way of life before World War I, was U.S. presidential candidate Warren G. Harding’s campaign promise...

Rich getting richer, everyone else getting poorer

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A new paper by two economics professors shows once again how inequality has grown in the United States. According to their study, the bottom 90 percen...

The UN Climate Summit—words versus deeds

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“At a certain stage of development, the material productive forces of society come into conflict with the existing relations of production. … ...

Rauner and Quinn: officers in the enemy’s army

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The race for governor of Illinois will be one of the most closely watched this election season. Bruce Rauner, the Republican candidate for governor, i...

7 crazy questions teachers ask under capitalism

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Almost no other profession is as thoroughly scrutinized as teaching. Everyone thinks they can do it and everyone has an opinion about how it should be...

Welcome to ‘average prosperity’

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Since mid-2009 until May, the U.S. economy has been mired in a period of stagnation/depression, while an unusually weak recovery got under way.