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Government-Sponsored Retirement Plans for Private-Sector Workers Fall Short

By GREGORY N. HEIRES www.thenewcrossroads.com
The government-promoted plans let employers completely off the hook and put the entire burden of retirement savings and investment management on workers. They put another nail in the coffin of traditional plans in which employers share the expense.

The Radical Guidebook Embraced by Google Workers and Uber Drivers

Noam Scheiber The New York Times
Technology and ride-hailing workers embrace lessons from a book based on ideas associated with a labor group, the IWW, from the early 20th century. The book has provided a blueprint for organizing collective power without a formal union.

Religious Freedom: Freedom to Discriminate?

Ken Estey Working Class Perspectives
The Trump Administration is arguing at the Supreme Court that employers should be able to fire LGBTQ workers. If religion can be used to deny workers rights as individuals, it can be used to upend the struggle for collective rights and dignity.

The Return of the Strike

Sarah Jaffe The Progressive
The picketing GM workers and impending Chicago Teachers Union action suggest a dramatic revival of striking as a tactic.