The use of private prisons could be a on trajectory downward thanks to the new administration. The Independent reports: “President Joe Biden will sign an executive order directing the Department of Justice to end its contracts with privately run prisons, part of the incoming administration’s efforts to address racial injustice. Susan Rice, the new president’s domestic policy adviser, said Mr…

President Joe Biden is taking the first step towards strengthening American manufacturing with an executive order. MarketWatch reports: “Labor groups on Monday praised a forthcoming executive order by President Joe Biden that is aimed at boosting government purchases from American manufacturers, calling it a good start for the new administration. Biden plans to sign an…

The Mexican-American farm labor leader, Cesar Chavez, is a legend in the labor movement. He brought a sense of dignity and a voice to the many migrant farmworkers who existed invisibly in America. These workers suffered illegally low wages, unbearable working conditions, and ruthless employers. Chavez organized strikes and boycotts, like the famous grape boycott…

Last week, Instacart made news when it decided to pay workers to get the COVID vaccine. Many applauded the company for its pro-active approach to dealing with the pandemic. Today, however, it announced that it is laying off 1,800 workers, including its only union employees. The union workers voted to unionize less than one year…

With control of Congress and the White House, the Democrats are in a position to make real change for working Americans. One effective way they can do so is by passing the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (“PRO Act”). This legislation, which was passed by the House last February but then sent to committee…

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