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The Leadership Hoax

The Leadership Hoax

American Roots workers making masks for COVID-19 frontline caregivers. Photo credit: American Roots / USW / cc. Health care workers continue to put their lives on the line, caring for patients despite critical shortages of the safety gear they need to protect...

OSHA Needs A Prescription for Safety Now

OSHA Needs A Prescription for Safety Now

Photo credit: Airman 1st Class Collin Schmidt, U.S. Air Force, cc Kimberly Delbrune-Mitter, a cardiac nurse, cares deeply about her patients and remains steadfast in her desire to help them, even as COVID-19 spreads across America. What plagues her about the new...

An Epidemic of Insecurity

An Epidemic of Insecurity

Photo credit: Alex Proimos / flickr / cc The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its worst loss since the 2008 financial crisis in a single day this week because of the coronavirus’ impact on global trade, leaving many Americans sick with worry. It’s not just a...

I Know Firsthand Why Unions Should Endorse Bernie

I Know Firsthand Why Unions Should Endorse Bernie

Photo credit: Max Goldberg / Wikimedia Commons / cc One late summer evening in 2000, my home phone rang in Moretown, Vermont. “Can you please hold for Congressman Sanders?” the voice on the line asked. At the time, I had been doing what union organizers do when...

Why We Must Remember Berta Cáceres

Why We Must Remember Berta Cáceres

Photo credit: goldmanprize.org  On July 15, 2013, the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), led by Berta Cáceres Flores, went to protest the construction of a hydroelectric dam on the Gualcarque River. This river, in western...

Facing Retirement With Fear

Facing Retirement With Fear

Glen Heck spent 28 years sweating in a Campti, La., paper mill that he likes to say was “hotter than nine kinds of hell.” But now, Heck’s sacrifice may have been for nothing because his multiemployer pension plan is one of about 150 nationwide set to go broke. If that...

We Need A Real Trade Deal With China, Not Just A Truce

We Need A Real Trade Deal With China, Not Just A Truce

Trump crows the “Phase One” trade agreement with China is a "promise kept" to his supporters to rebalance trade between the two nations. But it is really just a temporary truce in his trade war. This truce may not last long or deliver anything close to the outcomes he...

America's Do-Nothing Senate

America's Do-Nothing Senate

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore / flickr / cc Patients have punched Marketa Anderson. They’ve kicked and head-butted her. They’ve slammed her into walls. One threw a shoe, hitting her. Then he threw a chair at her—and missed. Health care workers like Anderson, president...

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