"This moment provides opportunities to raise wage demands, but it must be a moment where workers organize in order to sustain and pursue demands for improvements in their living and working conditions.”
Appalachia's fracking boom has failed to deliver on promises of jobs and benefits to local economies, according to a new study. The analysis concluded that about 90 percent of the wealth created from shale gas extraction leaves local communities.
Classic Air is among a handful of companies that have raked in hundreds of millions of dollars in recent years transporting immigrants around the country and the world for ICE. These flights have been scenes of abuse and medical neglect.
Students tend to measure fair compensation on two scales. How many years of training and/or dollars of tuition did a worker have to invest to become “qualified” for the job? And how important is that worker’s labor to the rest of society?
Alex Matthews, Laurel Lucia, and Dave Graham-Squire
UC Berkeley Labor Center
For family coverage, the average premium was $20,843, equivalent to $10 per hour worked for a full-time worker—just two dollars less per hour than California’s current $12 minimum wage for employers with more than 25 workers.
Contrary to Trump, US government, and mainstream media hype and reporting—a growing number of independent surveys show that wages have not been rising as they claim. And 500,000 fewer jobs were actually created last year than initially reported.
Politicians across the political spectrum herald “job creation,” but frightfully few of them talk about what kinds of jobs are being created. Low-wage, temporary jobs have become so widespread that they threaten to become the norm. How did we arrive at this state of affairs?
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