Women Voters: A Long Time Coming but Paving the Way

In the United States, women won the liberty to exercise their vote in 1920.

Women Voters: A Long Time Coming but Paving the Way

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) — If you are lucky, you have grown up in an era where you or your daughters have seen women like Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton run for vice presidential candidacy and presidential candidacy, respectively. Times, though, was not always so welcoming to women running for political office. America has an […]

Bernie Sanders campaign workers unionize

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announces his entry into crowded 2020 Democratic field for President.

Bernie Sanders campaign workers unionize

By Christal Hayes (USA TODAY) Workers on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign voted to unionize on Friday, becoming what is possibly the first presidential campaign staff in history to organize. A majority of the Democrat’s staff signed on to unionize, meaning all current and future employees would be part of the bargaining process for better […]

Unionizing daycare? California’s child care workers seek a seat at the big kids’ table

Collective action is the most effective tool to get policymakers to pay attention to a low-paid workforce, made up mostly of women of color.

Unionizing daycare? California’s child care workers seek a seat at the big kids’ table

By Ben Christopher (CALmatters) A bill introduced by Assemblywoman Monique Limón, a Democrat from Santa Barbara, would allow self-employed child care workers who serve subsidized families to collectively bargain with the state. Included in this new class of organized laborers would be trained workers like Harvey, but also unlicensed friends, family and neighbors who parents turn […]

Minnesota Supreme Court rules injured workers can claim disability discrimination under the Minnesota Human Rights Act

“The law says employers must make a reasonable effort … under the Human Rights Act … to accommodate the disability. An employer just can’t dislike disabled people and you’re fired." --Employment lawyer Brian Rochel

Minnesota Supreme Court rules injured workers can claim disability discrimination under the Minnesota Human Rights Act

By Neal St. Anthony (Star Tribune) Employment lawyers are buzzing about a recent Minnesota Supreme Court ruling that liberalized workers’ compensation law to permit related discrimination suits under the Minnesota Human Rights Act that were barred by the court’s ruling 30 years ago. Former Minneapolis firefighter Keith Daniel, 57, forced into early retirement in 2016 […]