Category: Labor

US LABOR DAY: The Minimum Wage at Age 85

Without any mechanisms to adjust for rising prices, the real value of the federal minimum wage hit a 66-year low in 2023, say the authors. It’s now worth 42 percent less than its highest point in 1968.  

DIANA JOHNSTONE: A Voice Heard in the Land

Planned obsolescence has been the dominant policy of the Western elite toward the working class since the neoliberal power seizure of the 1980s, a message that comes through in a new song suddenly sweeping the world. 

ChatGPT Still Needs Humans

There are many, many people working behind the screen, and they will always be needed if the model is to continue improving, writes John P. Nelson.

Amazon Workers Encouraged by UPS Wage Gains

UPS Teamsters are voting this month on the tentative agreement, Luis Feliz Leon reports. But the big wage gains are already reverberating at Amazon, which is slated to adjust its wage progression in the fall.

Chris Hedges: Nurses Fight Godzilla

The front line against corporate tyranny is not the ballot box. It is in the desperate struggle by the overworked and underpaid to prevent corporate behemoths from turning everyone into gig workers.