Labor

Last week, speaking at the White House, President Obama announced that he was joining the European Union in filing a major trade complaint against China, for its export controls on so-called "rare earth" minerals. These are used in everything from micro-electronic devices like smartphones to flat-...
03/19/2012
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A lost theme in improving public services—labor-management cooperation—has begun to receive long-overdue attention in recent weeks. Over the weekend The Washington Post gave front-page coverage to a Maryland teachers’ union collaborating with school authorities to accelerate curricular reform and...
03/15/2012
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Demos' David Callahan goes on FOX Business to defend workplace regulations, making the case that stronger labor rights are crucial to promote economic growth.
03/12/2012
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You usually get what you pay for. That’s why the Village Voice’s recent headline “Air Safety on the Cheap,” was so alarming. The article documented the working life of Prince Jackson, a security guard employed by a contracting company at Kennedy International Airport....
03/02/2012
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In November of 2010, New York state’s Domestic Workers Bill of Rights—the first such law in the nation—went into effect, giving some 200,000 nannies, health aides, housekeepers, private cooks, and other at-home workers considerable power to address the poor conditions they often encounter in their...
02/24/2012
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Physically large and in charge, Mike Daisey’s performance style suggests a peculiar combination of the late Spalding Gray and Lewis Black of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He sits at a table on a bare stage with some notes and a glass of water and simply tells his story; at times hysterically...
02/24/2012
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Demos' Rich Benjamin goes on FOX Business to make the case that unions are needed today more than ever to rebuild the middle class.  
02/03/2012
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How much would I like to see New York raise its minimum wage? Let's put it this way: in 2001 as New Yorkers fought to increase the minimum from its then-abysmal level of $5.15, I dressed up in a too-large ostrich costume and paraded outside a strip mall in the Bronx. The goofy attire part of a...
02/02/2012
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Demos' Heather McGhee emphasizes the importance of consumer demand in pressuring companies to provide fair conditions for their workers.
01/30/2012
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Demos' Rich Benjamin goes on FOX Business to discuss the anti-labor "right to work" laws making their way through the U.S.
01/27/2012
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