In this bold talk, activist and filmmaker Abigail Disney imagines a world where companies have a moral obligation to place their workers above shareholders, calling on Disney (and all corporations) to offer respect, dignity and a living wage to everyone who works for them.
“We are not in this for a moment, but for a movement,” said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. “Our deadline is victory.”
Movements such as the four-day workweek, right to disconnect, and fair workweek aim to save our sanity and the planet.
With enough money to end world hunger or curb climate change or house the homeless but evidently little will to do so, the founder of the dystopian empire of Amazon and the world’s second-richest man with an estimated $186 billion is instead taking an insouciant space ride…
time died three weeks ago it went quietly no friends or family by the bedside no obituary no news no soundbyte I heard a reputable source say it had … Continue reading →
The political activist and author imagines a country where all people, not just the wealthy, can live with dignity.
Every man who works with his hands
Has seen that look. Maybe we showed up
To patch the roof, service the furnace,
Or unclog the sewer…
How we can find meaning, purpose and pride when the workplace no longer offers them? Why bother designing robots when you can reduce human beings to machines? Last week, Amazon … Continue reading →
2011 E. B. Leisenring Jr., the scion of a powerful Pennsylvania coal family who led industry negotiators during a long and bitter mine workers’ strike in 1978, ignoring pleas by … Continue reading →
The number of people seen as “expendable” by those in charge of our world is growing dramatically. Once, in an industrial era, the wealthy needed two-legged mules (read human laborers) … Continue reading →
1891 It was about nine o’clock that the explosion occurred, and soon a black vapor poured out of the top of the shaft. . Horrible Explosion of Mine Gas! The … Continue reading →
On Labor Day, families gather, politicians pay tribute to values of hard work, and some workers even get an extra day off. But this Labor Day arrives with working families … Continue reading →
The following is taken from a transcript of Joseph Stiglitz’s remarks to the AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles on September 8, 2013. I’m an economist — I study how economies … Continue reading →