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Member Blogs

  • FAIR - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 12:55pm
    An over-valued dollar hurts the workers who are subject to international competition to the benefit of workers who are largely protected from international competition.
  • FAIR - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 11:35am
    Reading the lead stories on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress about Iran in five prominent US papers, what was most striking what was left out of these articles.
  • Portside - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 9:37am
    The European Left Party (EL) demands a different Europe, a Europe that guarantees equality and decent work for women. Women want a decent job, a job based on “equal pay for equal work”, one that respects the personality of women workers and provides a salary that allows for a decent life and access to social benefits. This March 8th we will take to the streets, because in the EL we consider that there can be no social peace without a social way out of the crisis and there can be no social way out of the crisis without recognition of women's rights.

     

    So we consider the economic...

  • Union Solidarity International - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 4:00am

    René Tkacik

    UCATT is calling on the construction industry to learn lessons from the death of Rene Tkacik who was killed on the Crossrail project.

    Mr Tkacik was crushed to death by wet concrete last March while working for the Bam Ferrovial Kier joint venture on the Fisher Street tunnel near Holborn.

    On Tuesday the jury at his inquest gave a narrative verdict while recording the death was accidental. The jury found that “...

  • Union Solidarity International - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 3:00am

    A new report, Productivity: no puzzle about it, published today by the TUC, argues that there is a straightforward explanation for low productivity in the UK economy – it is how the labour market has responded to poor economic growth, mainly caused by the government’s austerity economics.

    Productivity will not therefore grow significantly without greater levels of demand in the economy. We need government and firms to invest in growth to allow a fair recovery where substantial...

  • Portside - Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 9:04pm
    1700 of Columbia's 2800 graduate and research assistants sign cards saying they want to unionize.

    “I’m Anna. I’m in the history department. I want a union because I want to be able to do this work I love and have a safety net.”

    “I’m Bradley. I’m from Slavic languages. I support a union because dependent health care is outrageously expensive.”

    On a frigid February afternoon, 60 Columbia University graduate students from anthropology to zoology crowded into a meeting room to brainstorm how to persuade Columbia to recognize and bargain with the labor union they are...

  • Portside - Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Blacks make up 67 percent of the population in Ferguson. But they make up 85 percent of people subject to vehicle stops and 93 percent of those arrested. Blacks are twice as likely to be searched as whites, but less likely to have drugs or weapons. The report found that 88 percent of times in which Ferguson police used force it was against blacks and all 14 cases of police dog bites involved blacks.

    The Justice Department reportedly did not find enough evidence to...

  • Portside - Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Following the recent announcement that the two nations were working to normalize relations after 54 years, President Obama used his executive authority to expand travel to 12 categories deemed to further U.S. humanitarian and policy goals. These include visits to close relatives, academic and educational programs, professional research, journalistic or religious activities, and participation in public performances or sports competitions. Tourism is not on the list.

    On a recent CODEPINK trip to Cuba with a 150-person delegation, we found the island crawling with Americans taking advantage...

  • Portside - Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Johannesburg’s inner city has seen dramatic change in the past 20 years. As apartheid began to collapse, laws that kept the black majority out of cities were first disregarded and then repealed. As black people moved in, whites fled to suburbs. The inner city dramatically degraded, with neglected buildings, fewer services and crime. Now this image of downtown Johannesburg is beginning to shift, with the arrival of property developers who are creating affluent enclaves.

    JOHANNESBURG — Stacy has to shout to be heard over the sound of pounding house music and the cheering crowd here at...

  • Portside - Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Today, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in King v. Burwell, a case that threatens to yank the tax credit away from millions of people.If the Court goes for King, Obamacare as we know it might end. Most people who will be affected by this case do not realize they will be.

    Terry Donald, a self-employed junk hauler who lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, didn’t fully appreciate the value of his health insurance until last spring. That's when he sliced his arm open on a broken mirror and had to rush to the ER for stitches. Then on Labor Day, he tripped in the yard and cut his leg. At first...