Author: Joel Mendelson

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»

During times of resistance, music provides motivation, meaning, and hope. Songs can be uplifting and inspiring, while others reflect our struggles, injustices, and the challenges we face. The current resistance began in January, and while the challenges we face are immense, we once again turn to music to guide us.… Read More»

In 2016, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced plans to manufacture the Model 3. The sedan is Tesla’s first foray into engineering an electric vehicle for the mainstream automobile market. Consumers who marveled at the company’s ingenuity fell for the opportunity to drive a Tesla at its $35,000 introductory price: Tesla… Read More»

President Trump’s campaign vow to create millions of new jobs propelled him to the White House. Let’s take a look at how he’s meeting those promises since taking office. Trump frequently boasts about U.S. employment numbers and often overstates his role in creating new jobs. Even the official White House… Read More»

On June 18, 2016, Regina Elsea went to work at the AJIN USA auto parts manufacturing plant in Chambers County, Alabama. Two weeks away from getting married, she took the job in part, to help pay for her wedding. Regina’s job included overseeing the robots used to build parts supplied… Read More»