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Blood, guts and kids

"It's never too soon to jump-start your resume.” Your first job can be the start of something big. Attitude is everything. There is dignity in a hard day's work and any job is a good job if you can …

Although the Supreme Court recently rejected banning the sale of over the counter medical abortion pills, it’s too soon to breathe a sigh of relief. Since the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health …

Writers block: Streaming tears

TV's "The View" and the WWE professional wrestling shows are unaffected by the strike by the more than 11,000 member Writers Guild of America against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television …

Trump v Biden, chapter 2: Why Trump triumphs

Hello to all the great mothers, aunts, grandmothers, cousins and women who make this world a little kinder, smarter and gentler. Hope you had a great Mother’s Day. The weather certainly …

What's fine for them is not fine with us

The punishment should fit the crime. Does it ever? Maybe in high-profile cases when the myth of equal justice must be perpetuated to dodge the bullet of calls for reform.  The nexus between …

Forget the NLRB — Organize for power

The holy grail for private sector unions is the NLRB election. Unionizing campaigns are organized with the narrow objective of acquiring signatures from at least 30 percent of workers to trigger an …

Big worker centers threaten the workers movement

After an explosive arrival early in the pandemic the gig worker organization Los Deliveristas Unidos is facing internal dissent as progress on their demands stalls and watered down. As it gains …

Divine right and wrong

In the name of religion, all things are possible and many have been attempted with mixed, often dire results. That's one of the disturbing takeaways from both a passionate or dispassionate study of …

Jury duty: trial and tribulation

The Aztec and Mayan civilizations have passed on their legacies of human sacrifice to the American judicial system. Doing one's civil duty can rip out one's heart. It's an exercise in democracy.The …

Representing difficult members

A steward’s work is never done. And it’s often challenging work, especially when representing difficult members. As union stewards, and this is true of staff organizers too, we have a duty …

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