The conversation that takes place around unions is often too political. Too ideological, too abstract. This is personal. Take it personally.
NEW YORK — On Saturday evening, midtown Manhattan was afflicted by plagues. A snowstorm had turned the crosswalks into slushy lagoons. SantaCon had drawn thousands of drunken Jersey residents dressed as Saint Nick into the city’s streets, where they yelled and WOOOO-ed and eroded the quality of life. And at Madison…
You can’t take it with you.
The labor share of our nation’s income—that is, the portion of all the income paid to workers, rather than, say, investors—is scraping all-time lows. Do you feel like the American dream is a little hollow these days? Yes, exactly.
This is the time of year when you do nice things for others. Here is a very nice thing you can do today, and it will only take a minute.
Around the time of Trump’s inauguration, when America’s maximum diffuse liberal rage was seeking an outlet, there was discussion of a general strike. Then, it was an implausible fantasy. Now? Let’s have a serious talk.
Quest Magazine bills itself as “the last magazine devoted to Society with a capital S”—the same slogan as SplinterNews.com. Today, we review the November issue of Quest: “The Real Estate Issue,” etc.
Well, another week has passed, and with it, another Jacksonville Jaguars victory game. (Higher score.)
Push it. Push it. Push it. Now celebrate!
Bitcoin is a fake and made-up scam. Can you articulate what it is? “Bullshit jargon that means nothing”-you. Hell no. All we can say for sure about this imaginary “coin” is that it is going to cost you a bundle (sucker).
The Los Angeles Times has lots of challenges, including years of harsh staff cuts, a corporate parent of questionable value, and an ongoing union drive at a historically anti-union company. Brand-new Times editor Lewis D’Vorkin is taking on the most important challenge first: what his employees must not tweet.
In January of 2010, Yuriorkis Gamboa blew my mind. I saw him fight live for the first time at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the small lower arena whose ceiling is crisscrossed with strings of lights like a fishing net. He was matched against Rogers Mtagwa, a Tanzanian with a rugged reputation. Gamboa, “El…
“Meep Meep!” The call of the wild turkey bird. It’s your pre-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Watch, where we watch Thanksgiving—thankfully!
The Trump administration is sure to be hell for working people, but so far the actual Labor Secretary has been relatively quiet on the specifics. Today we have a new item to add to his list of Ways to Egregiously Stomp on The Poor: fucking with worker centers.
This week’s thorough dismantling of the hapless “Cleveland Browns” football group brings to mind an old joke famous in Jacksonville circles:
Given the fact that economic inequality has been rising for nearly four decades, it’s natural to assume that government redistribution of wealth has disappeared. According to a new study: Not so! But that raises even more sinister questions.
San Quentin is beautiful from the outside. It sits on a sun-drenched point jutting out into San Francisco Bay, a short drive north from the Golden Gate Bridge, at the end of a small road overlooking the water. Right up to its front gate sit quaint houses with spectacular views, which go for around a million dollars…
Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Jesus, Salvator Mundi, passed through the hands of some of Europe’s most powerful rulers on its path to Christie’s auction house, where it sold for $450 million last night. This is what Jesus would have wanted.