Author: Joel Mendelson

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»

Yesterday, Donald Trump’s second choice for Labor Secretary, R. Alexander Acosta, finally took his seat in the Senate HELP Committee hearing room for his confirmation hearing. After nearly three hours, in which Acosta often failed to articulate his position on numerous topics, Jobs With Justice remains concerned about where Acosta… Read More»

Working people, city officials, and supporters of a higher minimum wage in St. Louis recently won a major victory after the Missouri Supreme Court ruled the city could in fact raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour immediately and $11 an hour in 2018. Big business organizations ultimately lost their… Read More»

Since President Trump announced Andrew Puzder as his pick for Labor Secretary in December, people stood up and firmly declared their opposition to the fast-food CEO. His record on hurting working people, demeaning women, and lining his own pockets was in direct contradiction to what we need from the Department… Read More»

As Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder prepares for his confirmation hearing, it’s a given that he’ll have to answer questions about his views on minimum wage. To curry support from senators of both parties, he may state that he backs increasing the minimum wage. But no matter what Puzder says,… Read More»