Author: Joel Mendelson

Flooding from Hurricane Harvey on 8/31/2017

Ahead of a natural disaster like Hurricane Florence, politicians and safety officials tell the public to evacuate early and not wait until conditions get bad. We all know that you can lose your home and your belongings, but politicians never talk about the fact that during a disaster, many people… Read More»

Today marks Amazon’s Prime Day, an annual sales event invented by the e-commerce giant. Thanks to the retailer’s ubiquitous advertising and heavily-discounted prices, people now flock to Amazon.com to scoop up bargains for the day. But what makes those deals possible? Around the world, the women and men working inside… Read More»

Baseball season begins this week and fans across the country will see their favorite players and all-stars play in places like Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, and Wrigley Field. The season commencement will also be cause for celebration for the former farm team players who advanced to the majors for the… Read More»

Thousands of working people braved the cold and rain in Columbus, Ohio to rally at the statehouse.

Together we marched, chanted, and stood up for decent pay, affordable health care, quality schools, vibrant communities, as well as an end to a rigged system and economy.

The Walt Disney Company offers magical experiences for millions of families at its theme parks. When the average family spends more than $6,300 for a weeklong trip to Disney World, it’s no wonder Disney rakes in enormous dough. Given Disney’s profits, it may come as a surprise that the men… Read More»

When President Trump and Republicans won control of the government, they promised tax relief for millions of working families. In recent weeks, it’s become clear that they don’t plan to keep their promise. Their proposal gives generous handouts for those who need it least while ignoring working people struggling to… Read More»

On September 26, we join together in celebration of National Voter Registration Day. The holiday provides an opportunity for all to register to vote, and to stress the importance voting plays in a free and open society. National Voter Registration Day also is a sobering reminder of the roadblocks used… Read More»

In early June, President Trump strolled up to a podium and announced his intention to expand the Labor Department’s apprenticeship program. Trump pontificated about the important role apprenticeships play in matching working people with job training opportunities. Giving credit where credit is due, Trump was right. However, Trump’s words do… Read More»

Nissan employees in Canton, Mississippi will decide whether to join in union with the United Auto Workers in a historic vote.

People working for the city of Atlanta received welcome news as the City Council unanimously passed a budget raising their wages. Starting on July 1, 2017, base pay for city employees will rise from $10.10 to $13 an hour. Even better news? By mid-2019, all city employees will earn a… Read More»