June 17, 2022 -
Workers at state-subsidized Giti Tire, a Singapore-based company with operations in South Carolina, report exposure to toxic substances, forced overtime, and intimidation for pro-union views. Giti workers are in the midst of an organizing drive with the United Steelworkers, and a win could open the door to organizing in a state with the nation's largest tire manufacturing industry.
August 10, 2016 -
The first-ever national Fight for $15 Convention kicks off Aug. 12 in Richmond, Virginia. Organizers chose the capital of the former Confederacy to emphasize the overlap between economic and racial justice.
January 13, 2016 -
With oil prices at their lowest point in over a decade, House and Senate leaders will meet next week to discuss ways to shore up the industry, which has invested heavily in Congress.
September 14, 2015 -
The producer of electrical transformers receives tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer support, but a study found a top-line Howard Industries maintenance worker earns just 61 percent of the wages paid a similar worker at another Mississippi transformer manufacturing plant.
April 17, 2015 -
While major corporations like Walmart and McDonald's have recently taken steps to boost some workers' pay, tens of thousands took to the streets this week calling for a real livable wage. In what organizers have said was the largest demonstration yet, fast-food workers, child care providers, adjunct university faculty and others rose up in the Fight for $15.
March 26, 2015 -
Riffing on key ideas from her last two books, the Canadian author argues it's a perfect time to employ the "shock doctrine" for good by using climate change as opportunity to "change everything" about our economy and energy systems.
September 12, 2014 -
Suppose we stopped bribing companies to do what already benefits them, and instead focused our public dollars on restoring and expanding public services.