Posts Tagged: Fight for 15

Fight for $15 – Will AFL-CIO Jump In?

Fight for $15 – Will AFL-CIO Jump In?

Posted November 11, 2015 by

There are only two flashpoints in American history where labor unions became center stage in politics. I will call these “Big Bang” moments because they propelled the American Federation of Labor (AFL) after 1886 and the Committee for Industrial Organization
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2015: A Summer of Discontent

2015: A Summer of Discontent

Posted August 27, 2015 by

The summer of 2015 has seen the American people expressing sharp discontent with the status quo. On the right, we have Donald Trump. On the left, we have Bernie Sanders, ongoing protests by Black Lives Matter, and the continued push
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The Best and Worst of 2014

The Best and Worst of 2014

Posted December 16, 2014 by

2014 has been a very strange political year. Major breakthroughs for gay marriage, undocumented immigrants and fast food workers were combined with a midterm election that empowered forces opposed to progress in all three areas. 2014 brought young people into
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New Strategies Needed for Police Protests

New Strategies Needed for Police Protests

Posted December 8, 2014 by

In the past few days, street protests against the Ferguson/Eric Garner decisions have swept the nation. We’ve seen marches, die-ins, freeway closures, and in Oakland and Berkeley, vandalism completely unrelated to police racism. My favorite tweet from Saturday night’s Berkeley
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Can SEIU Unionize Fast Food Workers?

Can SEIU Unionize Fast Food Workers?

Posted July 29, 2014 by

SEIU is again being depicted as the agent for reviving the nation’s labor movement.After funding a national convention of fast food workers last weekend, SEIU is credited for framing the fast-food movement as “an economic justice movement comparable to the
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