‘Raise minimum wage, no food stamp cuts’

By April 18, 2014

Labor and community activists marched through the Near West Side neighborhood of Cleveland on April 12, protesting against recent cuts in food stamps and unemployment benefits and for raising the minimum wage. People came out of their homes and workplaces, giving a thumbs up and joining the chanting. The march and rally were organized by […]

 

Philadelphia teachers’ seniority rights stripped away

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WW photo: Joseph Piette

After failing to settle a contract with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers for over nine months, on March 24 the Philadelphia School Reform Commission dropped a bombshell by announcing plans to eliminate seniority in hiring. Claiming that the establishment of the SRC in 2001 gave them the power to “unilaterally impose new work rules,” school […]

 

Community barbecue turns into police riot

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WW photo: Terri Kay

A community barbeque and speakout was held on April 12 in Stockton, Calif., organized by the Inter Council for Mothers of Murdered Children. Dionne Smith and Carey Downs led the speakout, providing updates on their struggle for justice in the Stockton police killing of their son, James Rivera Jr. Other families came to talk about […]

 

Common Core and the educational-industrial complex

By April 17, 2014

The war on public education, part 2 In 2009, the Obama administration launched Common Core, which was a devastating attack on the entire K-12 curriculum and on all teachers, students and parents. It was called “Race to the Top.” Common Core was developed to scrap the entire curriculum of 41 — now 44 — states […]

 

Rights for women or corporations? Part 2

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Part 1: Rights for women or corporations? The case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, which was presented to the Supreme Court on March 25, involves the unprecedented, highly controversial issue of a for-profit company’s claim to “religious liberty” because it opposes paying for certain types of birth control for employees as mandated by the Affordable […]

 

Automation threatens 47 percent of U.S. jobs

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A wakeup call for labor movement and working class Two scholars at Oxford University have made an exhaustive study of 702 U.S. occupations and new techniques in automation. They concluded that 47 percent of existing jobs are at high risk of being automated in the next decade or so. The authors, Carl Benedikt Fey and […]

 

Judge says Detroiters owe banks $85 million

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The ruling on April 11 in the Detroit municipal bankruptcy by Federal Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven Rhodes awarded an $85 million payment to two banks that are heavily implicated in the financial ruin of Detroit and other cities throughout the United States. Rhodes ruled that the third negotiated attempt to terminate an interest-rate swap agreement […]

 

Strikers say ‘End poverty wages at Johns Hopkins Hospital’

By April 16, 2014
WW photo: Sharon Black

Baltimore — For three days, hundreds of workers picketed, marched and rallied at Johns Hopkins Hospital on Baltimore’s eastside from April 9 through April 11, chanting, “Poverty wages got to go!” The community was elated and electrified. Car horns honked and passersby joined the picket line, including a group of high school students. “Baltimore is […]

 

New York actions push $15 minimum wage

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Workers’ solidarity at Herald Square.WW photo: Brenda Ryan

The People’s Power Assembly Movement, along with allies like OccuEvolve, took to the streets of New York City with signs and banners on April 12 for a speak-out in the busy midtown shopping area of Herald Square. There, the protesters displayed solidarity with the mushrooming national campaign of workers seeking a $15-an-hour minimum wage and […]

 

Los Angeles activists plan car caravan for low-wage workers

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Los Angeles activists, April 12.WW photo: Scott Scheffer

A “Low-Wage Campaign” community speakout was held April 12 in Los Angeles at the Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice, which houses the International Action Center. In spite at least two other compelling and competing events, the speakout was well attended, with calls for solidarity with low-wage workers and to raise the minimum wage to […]

 
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