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The power of a general strike

Happy Labor Day! This is actually a happy day for labor.

Labor Day is a time to reflect on the struggles workers still face

The last decade has shown a major upheaval in collective bargaining, attacking unions, and in reducing worker’s compensation in Wisconsin.

Our working class heroes deserve financial stability

We lived in the community built by Mr. D.C. Everest. I saw first hand how great jobs with good health and retirement benefits can raise families out of poverty. But life wasn’t always so easy.

Ruminations of a former wage slave

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1.6 million workers – or 1.9% of all hourly wage, non-self-employed workers – earned wages at or below the federal minimum wage in 2019.

Paid family leave offers many benefits to society

For parents in the workforce who do not receive paid family leave, the important first months with baby can be cut short due to financial hardship.

Why I Am a Union Member in Retirement

During my working life, the only “good” jobs I have had were union represented.