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Envisioning Real Utopias

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What Would Happen If We Just Gave People Money?

Daniel Straub remembers the night he got hooked on basic income. He had invited Götz Werner, a billionaire owner of a German drugstore chain, to give an indepen…
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Toward a 21st-Century Labor Movement

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The old model of collective bargaining can’t be resurrected. Herewith, some new models of how workers can win and wield power.
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Growing Apart: Introduction

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introduction to the book
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Colin Gordon's Growing Apart: A Political History of American Inequality
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California Nurses Begin Strike on Tues

California Nurses Begin Strike on Tues | Working for a wage, organizing for justice | Scoop.it
NATIONAL ACTIONS BEGIN WITH CALIFORNIA STRIKES TUESDAY
Registered nurses from California to Maine will hold strikes, picketing, and other actions Wednesday, November 12 in 16 U.S.
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Bay Area Victories for Living Wage

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by Seth Sandronsky
On Tuesday San Francisco voters approved by a 77 to 23 percent margin Proposition J, which will increase the city’s minimum wage from the current $10.74 per hour to $12.25 per hour by May 1, 2015.
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Steve Early, "Hawaiian Workers Fight Kaiser Pension Takeaway"

Steve Early, "Hawaiian Workers Fight Kaiser Pension Takeaway" | Working for a wage, organizing for justice | Scoop.it
Management wants to deny defined-benefit pensions to any newly hired service and technical workers. Kaiser also insists that current employees, who remain eligible for existing coverage, should work more hours to qualify for it.
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California Governor Signs Bill to Protect Temp Workers

California Governor Signs Bill to Protect Temp Workers | Working for a wage, organizing for justice | Scoop.it
Employers will be legally responsible if their temp agencies and subcontractors put workers at risk or withhold wages.
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UW professor pens book on decline of labor unions - Dailyuw

UW professor pens book on decline of labor unions - Dailyuw | Working for a wage, organizing for justice | Scoop.it
UW professor pens book on decline of labor unions Dailyuw The declining number of organized labor unions is leading to growing inequality among America's workers, says Jake Rosenfeld, UW associate professor of sociology in his new book, “What...
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Basic Income

We’re going to try something new—our first Request For Research. 

We’d like to fund a study on basic income—i.e., giving people enough money to live on with no strings attached.  I’v
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The Legal Argument That Could Overturn ‘Right-to-Work’ Laws Around the Country - Working In These Times

The Legal Argument That Could Overturn ‘Right-to-Work’ Laws Around the Country - Working In These Times | Working for a wage, organizing for justice | Scoop.it
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Labor Department to lower proposed overtime threshold

Labor Department to lower proposed overtime threshold | Working for a wage, organizing for justice | Scoop.it
Dems stick with administration on fiduciary rule — Hirozawa reapppointed to NLRB
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Are low-paid, outraged workers ready to fight back?

Are low-paid, outraged workers ready to fight back? | Working for a wage, organizing for justice | Scoop.it
Paul Mason: Wages have been falling for years and inequality is growing. But the dissatisfaction of workers may finally force a revolt
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Seeds of a New Labor Movement ?

Seeds of a New Labor Movement ? | Working for a wage, organizing for justice | Scoop.it
Harold Meyerson.
Mother Jones, American labor activist. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Sit down and read. Prepare yourself for the coming battles.  Mother Jones.
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Higher Education in Crisis: the 2014 Elections

Higher Education in Crisis: the 2014 Elections | Working for a wage, organizing for justice | Scoop.it
I’ve had days to think through the 2014 midterms and their implications. I thought I should weigh in on this election season and its relevance for education in the United States.
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More companies dropping health coverage, thanks to Obamacare

More companies dropping health coverage, thanks to Obamacare | Working for a wage, organizing for justice | Scoop.it
Back in 2011, I argued that Obamacare would lead employers to drop existing health insurance coverage and throw employees onto the mercies of the exchanges.
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Labor Leaders See Focus on Wages as Key to Union and Democratic Victories - New York Times

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Labor Leaders See Focus on Wages as Key to Union and Democratic Victories New York Times HOUSTON — Gathered for their annual winter meeting, the nation's labor leaders say that what they see as the best theme for reviving the union movement —...
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Leaked Documents Show How Walmart Silences Workers!

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