Labor

Democrats Discover the Amazon

Without help from major labor unions or members of the national Democratic Party like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), who they say Amazon workers in Staten Island fought to form a union on their own. Against overwhelming odds, they won the right to organize.  

Labor Day and the Changing Nature of Work

For many, this Labor Day marks a fundamental shift in the nature of work.    While no one expected that a pandemic, however disruptive in the short term, would fundamentally alter the workplace, it has. Suddenly, we are in what my guest on this week’s WhoWhatWhy podcast, workplace expert and professor of management Scott Behson, calls the “great resignation.”  

The Pandemic Was Bad for Workers. Can Shareholders Turn Things Around?

One would have to forgive the American worker for feeling under siege lately. Statistics show that lower-paid workers during the pandemic.

Labor Day: Art from the Great Depression

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Great Depression was characterized by unemployment, homelessness, hunger, bankruptcies, home foreclosures, dust, drought, and inequality in the distribution of wealth. And America’s infrastructure was crumbling. Sound familiar?