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Many Adjunct Professors Make Little More Than Minimum Wage

Photo courtesy National Adjunct Walkout Day on Facebook

If you spend much time talking to adjunct professors across the United States, you start to realize that it sounds a lot like what fast-food workers fighting for better wages and working conditions are saying. When you take a deeper look at how U.S. colleges and universities treat adjuncts, you understand that it's an apt comparison.

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Make It a Union-Made Mother’s Day

Photo courtesy Labor 411

Mother’s Day is less than a week away (May 8), so you have no excuse for waiting until the last minute to find a nice tribute for mom that also carries the union label. Our friends at Labor 411, the union business directory from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, can help you out.

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Hey, T-Mobile, The Word Voice Doesn't Mean What You Seem to Think It Does: Winners and Losers of the Week

Pic of T-Mobile CEO John Legere via Wikimedia Commons

Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people trying to deny working people their rights.

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The Working People Weekly List

The Working People Weekly List

Every week, we'll be bringing you a roundup of the important news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here's this week's Working People Weekly List.

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Shame on Verizon: Winners and Losers of the Week

Powerful photograph taken by Michael DiGiglio, member of CWA Local 1123.

Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people trying to deny working people their rights.

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The Working People Weekly List

Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Every week, we'll be bringing you a roundup of the important news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here's this week's Working People Weekly List.

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Prince Was a Champion for Working People

Prince Was a Champion for Working People

The world lost a musical icon yesterday. You'll read about his impact as a musician and an entertainer elsewhere, but let's take a second to look at Prince's career-spanning fights on behalf of working people.

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The Working People Weekly List

The Working People Weekly List

Every week, we'll be bringing you a roundup of the important news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here's this week's Working People Weekly List.

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Judge Rules Right to Work Violates Wisconsin Constitution: Winners and Losers of the Week

Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people trying to deny working people their rights.

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Backlash in Post-9/11 America Extends to the Workplace, Too

Backlash in Post-9/11 America Extends to the Workplace, Too

Racist, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric is permeating our national political climate. We hear calls from local and national politicians to force Muslims to bear special identification cards, to end refugee resettlement or to impose greater surveillance of Arabs, South Asians and Muslims. What we are witnessing now is part and parcel of the impact of a domestic "war on terror" that characterizes Muslim, Arab and South Asian communities as being worthy of suspicion, discrimination, surveillance and profiling. The current political environment is taking a particular toll on these communities, extending even to acts of violence.

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